Is there a way to file a criminal complaint to report fraud and copyright incidents in Germany anonymously?
What is the right way and what requirements are needed to present evidence via email or certified mail? What can be reviewed and what can't?
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A formal criminal complaint would be a Strafanzeige. This requires the injured party to make a statement. Or you could make an anonymous tip, which may or may not cause the police and prosecution to act.
In German law there are crimes which are only prosecuted at the request of the injured party (Antragsdelikt) and crimes where the police have to follow any credible evidence (even if the victim does not cooperate). In between are crimes which may be prosecuted either on the basis of a criminal complaint or because the prosecution sees a public interest.
If you are serious about making a complaint without revealing your identity, talk to a German lawyer to help you.