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Criminal activity doesn't stop, even while the world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, criminals are finding new ways to profit from the crisis. From the sale of counterfeit and substandard healthcare products, to online and telephone fraud schemes and even impersonating healthcare workers to access homes and steal valuables, criminals are adapting their traditional activities. In a recent report, Europe's police agency Europol, warned of "pandemic profiteering," explaining how criminals have and will continue to exploit the COVID-19 crisis. "We see it all the time with criminals," Europol executive director Catherine De Bolle told AFP. "The only thing they are interested in is 'how can I make more money?'" she added. Full story

31 March