Online fraud has become a topic of major worry in this digital era, and India is no exception. The danger of falling victim to cyber fraud has expanded rapidly with the development of online transactions and digital communication. In recent months, India has also seen an increase in incidences of internet fraud, where people are losing money in scams such as part-time job scams, like YouTube video scams.
These crimes can have serious financial and emotional consequences for victims, they must be reported as soon as possible. To register a complaint, one can either go straight to the police station or use the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal, an online tool meant to make cybercrime reporting easier.
It should ideally be notified within 24 hours so that the police can follow the transactions quickly. It should, however, be reported as soon as feasible. If you want to report any of the online fraud you need to follow step-by-step guidance to the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal.
What is National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal?
The National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal is a government portal designed to assist victims of cybercrime in filing online complaints. The portal receives complaints about all sorts of cybercrime, with a special emphasis on crimes against women and children. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and has a dedicated phone number (1930) for support.
How To File Complaints National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal
To report an online scam on the portal people need to follow the below-mentioned steps:
- Navigate to the portal’s webpage at https://cybercrime.gov.in on your computer browser.
- Click ‘File a complaint’ on the homepage.
- On the next page, read and accept the terms and conditions carefully.
- Select the ‘Report other cybercrime’ option.
- Select ‘citizen login’ and input your information, including your name, email address, and phone number.
- Fill in the captcha and click the submit button after entering the OTP delivered to your registered phone number.
- On the next page, describe the cybercrime you want to report. General Information, Victim Information, Cybercrime Information, and Preview are the four sections of the form. Fill out the essential information in each area.
- If available, information on the presumed suspect is required on the next page. Fill in the blanks if you know anything about the suspect.
- Check the details and then click the ‘Submit’ button.
- You will receive a confirmation notice indicating your complaint has been registered, as well as an email with the complaint ID and other related information.
You must attach documentation of the fraudulent transactions when filing a cyber fraud complaint involving online transactions, lottery scams, ATM transactions, fake calls, or Internet banking. Supporting documentation such as bank statements, address and ID proof, and any suspicious messages or emails can also be submitted.