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How to Report a Cyber Crime

Do you know how to report a cyber crime?  It is October and that brings Cyber Security Awareness Month.  Before I share tips to stay safe online, I wanted you to have a helpful cyber crime reporting resource and to let you know that is once again a Cybersecurity Champion as part of the National Cybersecurity Alliance!!

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Resources for Reporting Cyber Crime

As a former United State Marine, teacher, programmer, and IT Professional, I will be bringing to you a number of helpful cybersecurity and cyber safety tips.

When I speak about this topic to my classes and organizations, the two most common questions I am asked are “what do I when I am harassed online?” or “who do you contact if my credit card has been hacked?“.

My answer: REPORT IT.

Many are unsure as to who or how to report an online incident. When you are a victim sometimes the path is not that clear for what needs to be done.

First and foremost, contact your local police. They can help direct you from there but I am also sharing a helpful resource below that provides you will additional links and resources.  With the increase in cyber crime, many local law enforcement agencies have resources focusing specifically on cyber crime.

A full break down of all resources.

Cyber Crime Reporting Resource List

Here are few resources you can contact for specific cyber crime activities.

Please visit the NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY ALLIANCE for additional resources and advice.

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

Partnered with the FBI, IC3 will thoroughly review and evaluate your complaint and refer it to the appropriate federal, state, local or international law enforcement or regulatory agency that has jurisdiction over the matter.


Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

The FTC does not resolve complaints but helps law enforcement by operating the Consumer Sentinel secure database used by law enforcement to detect patterns of cyber crime. 


CONTACT THEM is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process.


You can use this online form to report allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse concerning SSA programs and operations. The office also addresses allegations of criminal activity and serious misconduct involving Social Security employees. 


Cyber crimes are difficult to track, investigate, and prosecute but it does begin with reporting it.

Be informed and be safe! Mr Fred

Mr. Fred

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