Online Fraud: Fell victim to cybercrime? Here's where you can report it
Considering the magnitude of cybercrime in the present time, it is very important to report every single case. The sooner you report an online fraud to authorities and banks higher the chances of recovering your money.
With the advancement of technology and rapid adaptation of digital tools for financial transactions the risk of cyber frauds have increased. It has become easy for scammers to find vulnerable targets as a large number of people are using digital modes for daily transactions like shopping and bill payments.
While we are all aware of the advantages of digital platforms it is equally important to know about the risks that are associated with the online world. As fraudsters have invented innovative ways to dupe vulnerable people, all should be aware of the different kinds of cybercrimes and how to avoid falling prey to it.
Why should you report cybercrime?
Some of the major cybercrime cases that have increased these days include phishing, malware, OTP frauds, fake UPI links, and fake job links, among others. Despite the government issuing multiple warnings to people about remaining alert of such links, there are still cybercrime cases being reported on a regular basis.
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It also becomes very important to report any incident of financial fraud as it helps to recover your money. The sooner you report an online fraud to authorities and banks higher the chances of recovering your money.
While people usually complain about losing a large amount of money, there are rare cases when many refrain from filing a complaint. Considering the magnitude of cybercrime in the present time, it is very important to report every single case.
If you have also become a victim of online fraud or any other sort of cybercrime and are clueless about how to register a complaint, read on to find a solution.
Where and how to report online fraud?
Managed by the Central government, the National Cyber Crime Reporting portal is one of the major sites where one can report cybercrime cases like online fraud. The portal has been designed to take complaints related to cybercrime cases and it is specially focused on cases related to women and children.
Those who want to reach out to the National Cyber Crime Reporting portal can dial their helpline number - 1930 and register their complaint.
One can visit their nearest police station to reach out to their cybercrime department.
One can also file a complaint through cybercrime.gov.in