Criminal organizations have shown in the last century that they are ready to adapt to any kind of change, both social, political and economic. The United Nations International Institute for Research on Crime and Justice (UNICRI) has always monitored their activity and one of the latest reports from 2020 has shown how they have been able to exploit certain situations created by COVID-19 in their favor. For example, in the early days of the pandemic, criminal organizations saw the scarcity of surgical masks and hand gels as opportunities for profit, entering the market and reselling them at higher prices. Furthermore, considering that the International Labor Organization (ILO) has estimated that 3.3 billion people are subject to the possible closure of their businesses, these organizations have seized the opportunity to approach entrepreneurs in financial difficulty and offer them a loan. which over time would become impossible to repay.