ANKARA

Fraudsters are taking advantage of the global health crisis due to coronavirus, the EU’s police agency said Friday

“Criminals have been quick to seize opportunities to exploit the crisis by adapting their modi operandi or engaging in new criminal activities,” said Europol in a recent report.

Europol shed light on four main categories of crimes: cybercrime, fraud, counterfeit and substandard goods, and organized property crime.

As people stay at home to avert the spread of the virus, some criminal activities seem “less visible”.

Europol said fraudsters especially benefit from the increased demand of products such as protective equipment and

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