The most commonly reported crimes that occur on social media involve people making threats, bullying, harassing, and stalking others online. While much of this type of activity goes unpunished, or isn't taken seriously, victims of these types of crimes frequently don't know when to call the police.
What are the most Common Types of Social Media Crimes ?
The most common crimes being committed on or as a result of social media include :-
1- Online Threats, Stalking , Cyber bullying
2-Hacking and Fraud
3-Buying Illegal Things
5- Creation of Fake Profiles
6-Photo Morphing, Romance and Dating Scams
7-Information Theft, Offer and Shopping Scam
Tips to Ensure Cyber Safety :
Block profiles from public searches.
Limit what people can learn about you while searching.
Don't share social media credentials.
Be aware while clicking on links.
Keep your computer updated.
Always use an Antivirus Software.
Use strong pin or passwords.
Where can you report a Cyber Crime ?
Cyber Crime incident can either be reported in a Police Station, Section 154 of the Code Of Criminal Procedures, makes it mandatory for the Police Officer to record the complaint, irrespective of the Jurisdiction in which the crime was committed.
Links to file a cyber crime complaint online in India :
Government Helpline Numbers available :
National Emergency Number 112
Women Helpline Number 1091