Reports of Cybercrime doubled in 2021
This type of crime had a “great and progressive expansion throughout the year” and says that the participations corresponded to 21% of the complaints sent for the opening of an investigation.
During the second half of 2021, a significant number of complaints were received of “fake” pages on the Internet, which intend to imitate legitimate pages of different brands of clothing, footwear, sports equipment, among others, with the purpose of convincing victims to buy and pay for goods that the victim later never receives.
During the past year, 28 of the 45 complaints received in this regard were referred to the Lisbon Department of Investigation and Criminal Action, for the opening of an investigation.
“This was the second highest set of complaints sent for investigation, only surpassed by the online scams”.