There is a cyber crime in India every 10 minutes. More than 27,482 cyber crime cases have been registered between January and June this year. This figure is more than 1.71 lakhs in the last three and a half years. These cases are continuously increasing. There is a truth that most cases of cybercrime are not registered. We are telling you how you can complain about being a victim of online fraud.
Matters filed in both the IT Act and the IPC
Most cases of cybercrime are filed under the Information Technology Act (IT Act 2000). In the year 2008, the IT Act has been amended. However, in many cases are registered in the streams of the IT Act and the Indian Penal Code (IPC). It is clear that not all cases of cybercrime cover the IT Act only. Rather, there is a case in the IPC too.
How to register report
Complaint of cybercrime is also done in the police station. The process is similar to lodging a case in other crimes. Every police station has a cyber crime cell. If there is a case of online fraud and cybercrime with you, then you can write your complaint to Cyber Cell. The Ministry of Home Affairs is strict against the online crime against women and children. The ministry is going to launch its website for this.
If the police refuse to write the complaint then you can take the complainant directly to the Commissioner and the SP.
In what cases do the streams appear
In the case of hacking, data thefts, virus attacks and compromising any code, the case is filed under Section 66 and Section 43 of the IT Act, in connection with the execution of RanSware Attack. While credit and debit theft, cloning, forgery in mobile SIM card and in cases related to it, cases are registered in the sections of the IPC. In these cases are filed in section 463 and Section 471 of the IPC.
Online Fraud and Child Pornography
In case of online fraud, cases are registered under Section 66 D of the IT Act. Similarly, in the case of obscenity cases, cases are registered under IPC Section 66E, 67 and 67A of the IT Act. The cases of pornography and child pornography are recorded in Section 67A and 67B of the IT Act. Later, the POCSO Act can also be imposed. Publishing, distributing, selling, browsing and downloading child porn is also an offense under the IT Act.