Points of attention FRAUD

  1. Specialised services are engaged in the investigation of ‘frauds’, such as the Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (‘FIOD’), the Social Information and Investigation Service (‘SIOD’) or the Authority for the Financial Markets (‘AFM’). By the time you notice anything going on, they have often already spent a long time preparing their case. Never underestimate their actions.
  2. Are investigating officers ringing your doorbell? Consult a specialised criminal lawyer immediately.
  3. Do not make any statements whatsoever before consulting your lawyer. Do not consent to seizure of any object or document.
  4. In the Netherlands, prolonged pre-trial detention is a possibility. However, do not be tempted to make a statement in order to get home ‘soon’.