Scams, fraud, cyberstalking — thousands of cybercrime cases are reported every day. If you believe you have become a victim, contact the authorities immediately.
Cybercrimes, like all crimes, should be reported to the police or the institution responsible for cybercrime in your country by phone, email, or an online form. Use the links below for online access to cybercrime units in major population centers around the world.
Some countries’ law enforcement pages may not be accessible from your region.
Cybercrimes can be embarrassing or dangerous to reveal in public. Check the website of your country’s police force to see if you can submit an anonymous report online or by phone.
Search online if your country has a dedicated agency to deal with cybercrimes. For example, you can report cybercrime to the Internet Complaint Center in the US or Action Fraud in the UK.
Cybercrime is any crime involving the use of information technologies (IT). This broad category covers both digital-only crimes (like hacking servers to steal data) and traditional crimes with an IT element (like stalking someone over social media).
Not all online threats are cybercrimes, however, a cybercrime is, first and foremost, a crime under the law, so general online nuisances (like flashy ads or accidental data destruction) do not fall under this category. Because criminal laws vary from country to country, the same activity could be considered a cybercrime in one region while being legal in another.
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