Interpol’s Purple Notice Against Investment Frauds

Interpol has recently issued a Purple Notice to all its 194 member countries. This notice warned the members against investment fraud through dating applications.

Key Points

  • Interpol has warned its member countries that through malicious dating Apps, first of all, an artificial romance is created and after gaining the trust of the person, criminals share investment tips with victims and encourage them to join a scheme.
  • Victims are also asked to download a trading app and open an account.
  • After this, victims are made to buy different financial products.
  • Everything is shown as legitimate to the victims to gain their confidence and trick them into the plan.
  • These criminals then eventually close all the contacts with the victims and also lock them out of their trading account.
  • Many such cases have been identified in different countries and many reports have been received by the Financial Crimes Unit of Interpol.
  • Thus, Interpol has warned all its members to aware of such crimes. It has also urged not to share any personal or confidential information with anyone and beware of such criminals.


Interpol i.e. International Criminal Police Organization is an international body that looks after worldwide police cooperation and crime control. It was established in the year 1923 and is headquartered in Lyon, France.