If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please contact the police on 000.
Cybercrime affects many Australians and others around the world every day. Unfortunately, cybercrime is likely to increase as our reliance on technology grows. If you or someone you know is a victim of cybercrime, there are many support services available to help.
We recommend that you seek support as soon as possible after any incidence of cybercrime to reduce its impact. Be aware that you may be a target for a ‘follow-up’ cybercrime, so you need to take prompt action to lower your risk of falling victim again. You should also report any incidents of cybercrime to the ACORN. This will help develop a better picture of the cybercrime affecting Australians, and may also help resolve your matter.
While police have primary responsibility for criminal activity occurring online, there are other organisations which may be able to help in some cases. You may wish to consider reporting your matter to the following agencies:
Local consumer protection agencies
While the ACCC is the national agency dealing with general consumer protection matters, state and territory agencies also play an important role in fighting scams: