Cybercrime is becoming more sophisticated and cybercriminals target individuals, businesses, educational institutions and government.
What can I report at ReportCyber?
Some common types of cybercrime include:
- Cyber abuse - someone is bullying, harassing or stalking you online.
- Online image abuse - someone has shared or is threatening to share online intimate images or videos of you online.
- Online shopping fraud or romance fraud - you have been deceived into sending money or goods to someone online.
- Identity theft - someone has used your personal or business identity information and accessed your online accounts.
- Email compromise - you received an email containing fraudulent information that deceived you to send money.
- Internet fraud - you have clicked on a phishing link or given someone remote access to a computer or device, and money may been taken from your accounts.
- Ransomware or malware - your system or devices have been compromised and someone may be demanding money.
Some of these cybercrimes may constitute an offence under Commonwealth and/or state and territory legislation.
You should NOT report at ReportCyber when:
- There is a court order against the suspect
- You require assistance outside of business hours
Instead report directly to police who can immediately help you:
- Visit a local police station or call police on 131 444.
- Remember that if there is an immediate threat to life, you must ring 000 immediately.
When you report:
By reporting you are not making a formal police statement. Not all reports are investigated by law enforcement agencies, however your report assists to disrupt cybercrime operations and make Australia the safest place to connect online.
It is unlikely that your money will be recovered, so it is important to contact your financial institution immediately.
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