Everyone’s making their own metaverse these days, so it’s not too shocking to see the police make one as well. Unfortunately, it’s not the musical band Sting used to be a part of, but The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).
We’ve seen the military show interest in using the metaverse for weapon and vehicle training, so Interpol might do the same. Now that we’ve seen our fair share of crime in the metaverse and crypto sphere, a police metaverse might make sense.
Interpol enters the metaverse to stop metaverse crime
Cointelegraphreports that Interpol have shown interest in the metaverse after a number of cyber crimes were committed in the virtual world. For example, users have been robbed of their cryptocurrency, among other things. more policing on the online platform could help things.
“As the number of Metaverse users grows and the technology further develops, the list of possible crimes will only expand to potentially include crimes against children, data theft, money laundering, financial fraud, counterfeiting, ransomware, phishing, and sexual assault and harassment,” the organization said in a statement.
Numerous reports have come out of the crimes listed above, including financial fraud and sexual harassment, so policing might help. Unfortunately, we’ve seen the police succumb to their own form of corruption and that could also happen in the metaverse.
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Arrested for metaverse crimes
Believe it or not, there have been a number of people arrested for comitting metaverse crimes, giving Interpol some points. The report from Cointelegraph points out how a South Korean man was arrested for four years due to sexually harassing children through the platform.
Despite some arrests being made, even the police have pointed out how hard it can to be track down metaverse crime. Praveen Sinha, The special director of India’s Central Bureau of Investigations, points out that they need cooperation and trust.
“The only answer is international cooperation, coordination, trust, and real-time sharing of information,” Sinha said.