Wednesday, January 2, 2013

How do I Report Internet Fraud? -

How do I Report Internet Fraud? -

Crime is likely to be committed.
Crime is already committed.
In the first case, the information may be informed to the local police of your jurisdiction or it may be informed to the Cyber Crime Police Station in  so that incident may be averted.
In the second case, most of the financial frauds are dealt in Indian Penal Code (IPC) only hence the complaint may be given either in the Local Police Station or in the Central Crime Station.

Digital evidence is fragile and can easily be lost. For example
It can change with usage.
It can be maliciously and deliberately destroyed or altered.
It can be altered due to improper handling and storage.
For these reasons, evidence should be carefully retrieved and preserved. Also consider that for investigating offences involving the Internet, time, date, and time zone information may prove to be very important.

As the case committed in Cyber environment it is not sufficient to give complaint only, but you may provide following information mentioned below
E-mail messages related to the investigation.
Any Complaints ? Please Contact
  Your Local Police Station  
Other e-mail addresses.
Sender information.
Content of the communications.
IP addresses.
Date and time information.
User information.
Application logs that show evidence of spoofing.
The computer being used to receive the communication.
The screen or user name (victim and suspect).
The owner of the Internet Service Provider (ISP) account being used.
The content (witness account of contact or activity).
The date and time the message was received/ viewed.
The dates and times of previous contacts.
Any logging or printouts of communications saved by the victim.
Applicable passwords.
Potential suspects.
Whether security software was in use that may have captured additional information.
Credit card/ATM card/Debit card information including the account details.
What are the locations those cards are recently used.

It is always advisable to meet police personally and report the crime.
It is also advisable to inform the bank first about the fraud to avoid further losses.
If the fraudster is still in touch with you, keep them engaged and inform police about their moves regularly
If you have suspicion on particular Mail ID or Mobile Number, never call that number but inform police about that.
Never delete the information however objectionable it is till police has a look at it

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