- Government.nl provides information about crime prevention and cyber crime (crime in which a computer is the object of the crime or is used as a tool to commit an offense).
- Alert Online by the Netherlands National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV), provides you with practical tips and an e-Learning module to establish your level of digital security.
- The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) offers a factsheet with 10 rules of thumb of internet safety.
- The Dutch Centre for Crime Prevention and Safety (CCV) offers (Dutch-language) information on how to prevent different kinds of crime in your business.
- The Secure Entrepreneurship Scan (Veilig Ondernemen Scan) (Dutch) gives you an insight about the various crime risks for your business.
- The 'Protect your company' website (Bescherm Je Bedrijf) offers you a step-by-step plan for information security (Dutch).
- SME's that are established in the Netherlands, can sign up for a free, professional computer hack in order to establish any vulnerabilities in their systems. Please contact the Online safety guidance for businesses campagne organisation.
If you want to check if a banknote is genuine or counterfeit, it is best not to rely on just one feature, but to check a few of them. Feel the note in your hands and look at it closely; if you have any doubts, compare it to one that you know is genuine. You can also use detecting equipment, such as an ultra-violet (UV) lamp. For information on suspect banknotes, check the European Central Bank's website. If you have received a suspected counterfeit, you should contact the Dutch police immediately.
Secure Business Seal of Approval
If you work with the municipality, police or fire service, you can obtain the Secure Business Seal of Approval (Keurmerk Veilig Ondernemen, KVO) for commercial sites and retail areas. KVO helps secure your business against burglary, robberies and fire. As a result, you can provide a safe and secure workplace for your employees. As a KVO business, you may also get discounts on your insurance premiums. For more information please contact the Centre for Crime Prevention and Safety (CCV).
Submitting a report to the police
If you have been a victim of a crime, such as theft, burglary, robbery, fraud or internal crime, you can report this to the police. You can do this at the police station, by telephone or through their website.
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For information about shop crime, prevention and the proper apprehension procedure, please contact the Centre for Crime Prevention and Safety (CCV) (Dutch).
Losses due to shoplifting
If you catch a shoplifter in the act, you can claim compensation from the shoplifter for the time spent dealing with the matter. If you participate in the Settling the bill with shoplifters (Afrekenen met winkeldieven) (Dutch) scheme of the Netherlands Retail Association (Detailhandel Nederland), they will collect the compensation from the shoplifter on your behalf.
If you are a victim of robbery, Netherlands Victim Support (Dutch) can provide you with emotional and legal assistance.
The transport sector and the government are taking a number of different steps to reduce crime in the transport sector. These measures are referred to in the Transport Sector Crime Action Covenant (Convenant Aanpak Criminaliteit Wegtransportsector).
Contact Netherlands Chamber of Commerce
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- Crime prevention (Government of the Netherlands)
- Fighting cyber crime in the Netherlands (Government of the Netherlands)
- Online safety guidance for businesses (Veiligzakelijkinternetten.nl) (Dutch)
- Alert online (ECP)
- National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
- Secure Entrepreneurship Scan (CCV) (Dutch)
- How to prevent crime (Veilig ondernemen, CCV)
- Step-by-step plan for information security (Beschermjebedrijf.nl) (Dutch)
- Checking authenticity (Dutch National Bank)
- Confidential hotline for reporting extortion (Vertrouwenslijn) (Dutch)
- 10 rules of thumb of internet safety (National Cyber Security Centre)
- No More Ransom (Dutch Police)