Cybercrime Reporting Portal
The Cybercrime reporting portal is an initiative of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India under National Mission for the safety of women to facilitate victims/complainants to report cybercrime complaints online.
Purpose of the portal
At present this portal caters to complaints pertaining to online Child Pornography (CP)/ Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) or sexually explicit content such as Rape/Gang Rape (CP/RGR) content. If you want to report something other than Cybercrime cases or in case of an emergency please contact your local police by dialing 100.
Complaints reported on this portal are dealt by respective police authorities of States/ UTs based on the information in the complaints provided by the complainants.
Option for anonymous reporting of CP/RGR content has been provided on this portal as per the direction of Hon'ble Supreme Court under the matter of Suo Motu Writ Petition no.3/2015.
How to report a cybercrime
- For online reporting of cybrecrime, visit the Cybercrime reporting portal.
- You can either report a complain pertaining to online Child Pornography (CP)/ Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) or sexually explicit content such as Rape/Gang Rape (CP/RGR) content either anonymously (ie. without revealing your identity) or by revealing your identity. However, as a responsible citizen you should use “Report and Track” option for reporting the incident/ crime, since it would help the Law enforcement agencies to contact you for further details.
- To report anonymously, click here. In this case, a user need not provide any personal information. However, information related to the incident / complaint should be complete for the police authorities to take necessary action. It is recommended that a user uploads the evidence with the complaint which would help police authorities for prompt action. However, a complaint can also be reported by providing information like website address, e-mail address, WhatsApp number etc. Please note that False information provided by complainant may lead to penal action as per law.
- To report a crime revealing your identity, click the "Report and track option". Register by giving your details such as Name and Mobile number. You will receive a One Time Password (OTP) that will be used to verify your phone number. The OTP is valid for 30 minutes. Once you successfully register your mobile number on the portal, you will be able to report the compliant. Fill all the details related to the crime and submit. The complainant will receive a tracking number which can be used to track the progress of the complaint by clicking on “check status” option on the portal.
Source : Cybercrime portal
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