Firstly, it is best to understand what cyber crime actually means - it is the use of technology to achieve malicious goals, such as fraud, stealing identities, extortion or invading privacy, just to name a few.
Everyone is susceptible to the tools and techniques that can be applied by cyber criminals. Please don't despair, just follow our advice below - reporting a crime and asking for help can assist in the fight against cyber crime.
The COVID pandemic saw a 400% increase in cybercrime alone. In 2021, it was reported by the NFIB Fraud and Cyber Crime Dashboard that 382,776 individuals and 60,111 businesses fell victim to cybercrime. These numbers show us one thing - everyone can be a target for cybercrime.
Victims typically feel embarrassed or ashamed, and they blame themselves for not taking greater precautions. However, you are not to blame; the perpetrator is the one who is guilty of the crime, and you have no reason to be embarrassed or ashamed.
Below we have identified a number of organisations that may help if you can't find the information which you require on our site.