In recent months, unknown people have been visiting the homes of foreigners living in Mongolia, introducing themselves as police officers. During the visits, they have collected personal information and registration details, explaining that this is connected with some research being undertaken. In order to clarify this, we contacted the General Police Authority (GPA) which is responsible for coordinating all police activity in Mongolia. The GPA responded by saying: “an embassy has already informed us about this. According to the embassy, unknown people have been gathering personal information and conducting research at the homes of foreigners”. It was stressed that the GPA “did not organize any official research from the foreigners, who are living in Mongolia”.