Cyber Crime/Online Fraud

How to report Cyber Blackmailing in India?

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Last Updated: Feb 08, 2024
Identify different type of cyber crimes and know the process to report them with enforcement authorities

If you are a victim of cyber blackmailing in India, here are the steps you can take to report the incident to the police authorities:

  1. Different types of Cyber Crimes:

  2. Extortion:

Extortion is the use of threats or intimidation to obtain something from someone, usually money.

 

  1. Cyberstalking:

Cyberstalking is the use of the internet or other electronic means to harass or intimidate someone.

 

  1. Invasion of privacy:

Cyber blackmailing may involve the invasion of privacy, which is a violation of an individual's right to privacy.

 

  1. Identity theft:

Identity theft is the unauthorized use of someone else's personal information for fraudulent purposes.

 

  1. Cyberbullying:

Cyber blackmailing may also be considered a form of cyberbullying, which is the use of electronic means to bully, harass, or intimidate someone. Cyberbullying can have severe emotional and psychological consequences for its victims.

 

Depending on the specific circumstances of the case, the blackmailer may be charged with one or more of these offenses. It's essential to seek legal advice if you have been a victim of cyber blackmailing, as an experienced Lawyer can help you understand your rights and the legal options available to you.

  1. Reporting Cyber Crime:

  1. Collect evidence:

The first step is to collect all the evidence related to the cyber blackmailing, such as the messages, emails, or social media posts sent by the blackmailer. You should take screenshots or save any relevant information that can be used as evidence.

 

  1. File a complaint:

You can file a complaint with the cybercrime division of your local police station or with the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal (www.cybercrime.gov.in). The portal provides a user-friendly interface for reporting cyber-crimes, including cyber blackmailing. You should also contact local police in case of an emergency or for reporting crimes other than cyber-crimes. National police helpline number is 112. National women helpline number is 181 and Cyber Crime Helpline is 1930.

  1. Complaint Draft:

In the complaint, you should provide all the details about the incident, such as the date and time of the blackmailing, the method of communication, and the content of the messages. You should also provide the evidence that you have collected. Once you have filed the complaint, you should follow up with the police authorities regularly to know the status of your complaint. You can also provide any additional information or evidence that you may have.

  1. Seek legal advice:

You can seek legal advice from a lawyer who has experience in cybercrime cases. The lawyer can guide you through the legal process and represent you in court if necessary.

  1. Preserve evidence:

It's essential to preserve the evidence related to the cyber blackmailing as it can be used in the investigation and prosecution of the case. You should not delete any messages or posts that can be used as evidence.

  1. Conclusion:

IN 2023 It's important to report cyber blackmailing to the police as soon as possible, as delays in reporting can affect the investigation and prosecution of the case. The police authorities take cybercrime very seriously, and they have specialized cybercrime units to investigate and prosecute these cases. By reporting the incident, you can not only get justice for yourself but also prevent the blackmailer from victimizing others. You should note that the Cyber Crime Helpline is 1930.

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