Cybercrime victim resources

CYBERCRIME VICTIM RESOURCES

Cybercrime and online fraud can happen to anyone

Have you been a victim of cybercrime?

It can happen to anyone; it's important to know where to turn if it happens to you. That's why United Way 211 in Rhode Island partnered with the Cybercrime Support Network.

You are not alone

Every two seconds, someone in the United States falls victim to cybercrime. By the time you're done reading this, seven more people will have been victimized.

Report, recover and secure

Our call specialists receive specialized training to assist Rhode Islanders who've been impacted by cybercrime. Using the National Cybercrime Victim Resource Database, they guide Rhode Islanders through the process of reporting, recovering, and reinforcing their security following a cybercrime.

If you've been a victim of cybercrime, call 211 now.

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What exactly is cybercrime?

Cybercrime is any activity that uses the internet to access, transmit, or manipulate data for illegal purposes. This includes the fraudulent representation of oneself for financial gain, personal gain, or with malicious intent. Common types include:

  • Identity theft
  • Imposter scams
  • Hacked accounts and devices
  • Financial and purchase scams
  • Cyberbullying, harassment, and stalking

To learn more, visit FraudSupport.org.

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