New Delhi: Due to the fast growth of technology, hackers now have new techniques to abuse people. The sophistication of cybercrime continues to increase, from stealing personal information to financial theft to the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). If you are a victim of a cybercrime, this article will advise you on what to do immediately and how to report a cybercrime.
In 2021, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) recorded 52,974 occurrences of cybercrime. In comparison to the previous year, the statistics climbed by approximately 6 per cent. While the facts demonstrate the seriousness of the rising cybercrime incidence, it is also concerning since the statistics are based solely on reported occurrences. So, if we consider under-reported cases, the true number of cybercrime incidences would be significantly higher.
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But why won’t individuals report a crime? In most reported situations, we observe individuals complaining about large financial losses, thus for a small sum, many don’t bother filing a complaint or regard it as a headache. Furthermore, many people are still unaware of the many forms of cybercrime or the reporting mechanisms in place. So, let’s go over how to combat cybercrime step by step.
How do you cope with cybercrime?
When you find you’ve been a victim of cyber fraud, close your bank account and notify the bank’s authorities that your personal information has been hacked.
Please report the crime
To file a complaint regarding cybercrime, including online fraud, contact the National Online Crime Reporting Portal (Helpline Number -1930). You can also make a complaint at the nearby police station. You may also make a complaint online at cybercrime.gov.in.
This portal solely handles cybercrime complaints, with a specific emphasis on crimes against women and children. Complaints made through this site are handled by law enforcement/police depending on the information supplied. It is critical to submit complete and accurate facts when reporting complaints in order to receive rapid attention.
The national cybercrime helpline number is 1930. If you are a victim of financial fraud, call this number and provide the essential information, such as your name, contact information, account number, and the details of the account to which you transferred the money.
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Inform the police
If you are unable to submit a report online or via the hotline number, you can go to your local police station and file a complaint. The police will next take the necessary steps to transfer the case to the cyber unit.