As global trade increases rapidly, in addition to the flows of legal trading moving globally, illegal business activities of transnational criminals are globalised, increasingly expanding their areas and taking advantage of markets.
In addition, the internet has increased developments in technology and social media has made communication across countries much easier, which in turn also facilitates a much larger scale for fraudsters targeting millions of potential victims globally.
Transnational criminal organisations fully exploit international deregulation, border controls and the promotion of freedom to expand their reach in many countries around the world; colluding with each other more often and more closely, to take advantage of the strengths, limit the weaknesses of each organisation, divide criminal activities and reduce the risk of detection.
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