As online scams become increasingly prevalent, many people are falling victim to scammers who hide behind fake virtual identities. Unfortunately, most of the victims do not report the scams, emboldening the scammers to continue their criminal activities. However, in India, citizens have the option to report scams through the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal, an initiative by the Government of India to combat cyber frauds. This article discusses how to register a complaint on this platform, which provides an accessible way for victims to report cyber crimes online.
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Guide to Filing a Complaint on the Cyber Crime Reporting Portal:
Access the Cyber Crime Reporting Portal’s homepage and locate the ‘File a complaint’ section.
Click on ‘File a complaint’ and carefully review the agreement before accepting it.
Choose the option ‘Report cyber crime’ from the two presented choices, the other being ‘Report Cyber Crime Related to Women/Child.’
If you’re not registered on the portal yet, click on ‘Click here for a new user’ and complete the registration process by providing your details.
Provide your address details as required.
Select the type of cybercrime.
Specify the platform where the crime occurred, such as a website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, etc.
Furnish a detailed description of the crime, limited to a maximum of 1500 words, including how it took place.
Provide necessary details about the suspect on the following page.
Review all the information submitted and then click on ‘submit.’
Upon submission, you will receive confirmation from the portal via both your phone and email, along with the assigned complaint ID.
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