Criminal investigation

MELANI is a technically oriented unit and not a law enforcement agency. We cannot take criminal complaints or carry out police investigations. Our focus is on the technical security of critical infrastructures (especially information systems and the Internet). However, under Current threats you will find information on criminal phenomena such as fake support calls and the so-called CEO fraud

  • If you are interested in a criminal investigation of your case, you can report it to your local cantonal police. The police will then initiate the necessary investigations. 
  • You can report suspicious content and events to the Federal Office of Police (fedpol) accordingly. fedpol is a police authority which, among other things, answers questions about cybercrime and takes in reports on suspicious facts on the Internet.

Last modification 20.12.2018

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