The use of the internet is huge now and almost everything can be done online. But with all of the advantages to using the internet brings increased risks of theft, fraud, and abuse. It is so important to protect yourself against cybercrime and get educated about the resources available to victims.
StaySafeOnline.org is a great resource that has tips and advice on what to do if you are a victim of a cybercrime.
• Don’t be a victim. Review the Victims of Cybercrime Tip Sheet and learn how to defend against cybercrime.
• Change passwords. Keep passwords long, strong, and unique; use complex combinations of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols, and change them often.
• Post daily online safety tips. Share tips with friends on social media accounts.
Visit the AGO’s Internet Safety page for more cybersecurity information.
If you are a victim of Cybercrime you can file a police report in the jurisdiction where you reside. If you are unsure what jurisdiction you live in use our find my jurisdiction lookup.