How To File An Internet Crime Complaint
Internet crime can become scary, but knowing how to file an internet crime may ease your fears. The internet has provided an unimaginable amount of opportunities for people all over the world. It is used for a variety of reasons and has become available to most people around the world. Along with the positive aspects come the more sinister aspects of this tool. There are individuals who utilize the internet and its capabilities to cause harm and commit many crimes. If you believe that you are the victim of an internet crime, all hope isn't lost. The Internet Crime Complaint Committee is available to assist you. Follow these steps to ensure that the proper authorities are aware of the crime.
Determine if a crime occurred. Before reporting the crime, make sure that a crime occurred. If you know who the individual is that committed the crime, do not confront this person yourself. You may feel enraged and vulnerable, but do not make threats toward this person because it may put your life in danger as well as land you in trouble also. If you feel like your life is in danger, call the police immediately.
Assess the damage. After discovering that you are a victim, record all of the information that is pertinent for reporting your crime as thoroughly as possible. Record any names, websites, emails, and other forms of correspondence. Make copies of everything you retrieve. This information may be sent to the Internet Crimes Complaint Committee's website.
- Access the Internet Crimes Complaint Committee's website. Go online and go to http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx. Gather all of the information you accumulated and proceed to fill out the complaint form. Make sure you read all directions carefully and try to fill out every field, even if it isn't mandatory. Some items you may have to provide are your name, address, and complaint description. Click the "submit" button when you have completed the complaint form . You should receive a submission confirmation email.
Posted on: Jul. 20, 2010