Cybercrime criminal activity carried out using digital devices and/or the internet can be particularly difficult to investigate and prosecute because it often crosses legal jurisdictions and even international boundaries. Additionally, an offender may disband one online criminal operation – only to start up a new activity with a new approach – before an incident even comes to the attention of the authorities.
Who to Contact
Local law enforcement: Even if you have been the target of a multijurisdictional cybercrime, report your situation as soon as you find out about it. State Cyber cell MP with zonal offices at Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore , Jabalpur & Ujjain is the police department which focuses specifically on cybercrime.
Complaints may be filed online here.
This portal is an initiative of Government of India under National Mission for the safety of women by utilising Nirbhaya funds, to facilitate victims/complainants to report cybercrime complaints online.
In case of an emergency please contact your local police by dialing 100.
Collect and Keep Evidence
Even though you may not be asked to provide evidence when you first report the cybercrime, it is very important to keep any evidence you may have related to your complaint. Keep items in a safe location in the event you are requested to provide them for investigative or prosecutive evidence. Evidence may include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Canceled checks
- Certified or other mail receipts
- Chatroom or whatsapp text/Image/video with screen shot
- Social media messages
- Credit card receipts
- Account statements of particular fraudulent transaction
- Suspect mobile numbers/ whatsapp number/ email id
- Suspect bank account details
- Log files, if available, with date, time and time zone
- Printed or preferably electronic copies of emails (if printed, include full email header information)
- Printed or preferably electronic copies of web pages with URL