Interpol is taking steps to ensure that metaverse crimes do not go unpunished. The organization has launched its own metaverse and created a dedicated unit to fight crypto crimes.
However, Interpol is facing issues with defining what constitutes a metaverse crime, as well as raising awareness about potential crimes.
Interpol Secretary General Jurgen Stock believes that “sophisticated and professional” criminals are taking advantage of new technologies to commit crimes, and the list of possible crimes will only expand to include crimes against children, data theft, money laundering, financial fraud, counterfeiting, ransomware, phishing, and sexual assault and harassment.
With that in mind, Interpol is working to ensure that criminals do not exploit the metaverse without facing consequences.