Cyberbullying / Social Media
You have been intimidated, threatened or bullied through electronic communication (email, text etc.) or Social Media (SnapChat, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, WhatsApp, Tumblr, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit, Vine) If you or someone you know is currently in danger, please immediately call your local law enforcement authorities. DON'T WAIT!
The more national reporting data that’s collected, the better the chance law enforcement has to catch the criminals and decrease online crime. Reporting a fraudulent incident will also assure that you have accurate documentation in order to aid in your recovery. Please consider reporting your incident or chat with an online support specialist at the FTC Complaint Assistant. The FTC will create a report number and a copy of the report for your records.
The more national reporting data that’s collected, the better the chance law enforcement has to catch the criminals and decrease online crime. Reporting a fraudulent incident will also assure that you have accurate documentation in order to aid in your recovery. Please consider reporting your incident to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
Once processed, complaints filed via their website may be referred to federal, state, local, or international law enforcement or regulatory agencies for possible investigation. Any investigation opened on any complaint is initiated at the discretion of the law enforcement and/or regulatory agency receiving the complaint information. Reporting the incident at IC3 will not result in a call back for assistance.
Report abuse on these platforms
- How to report concerns
- Report sharing of intimate photos without permission
- Safety & Privacy on Facebook: A Guide for Survivors of Abuse (multiple languages)
- Abusive User
- Exposed Private Information
- Safety & Privacy on Twitter: A Guide for Survivors of Harassment and Abuse
Google Avoid and Report Scams
If you or someone you know is in danger, please immediately call your local law enforcement authorities. DON’T WAIT!
The following resources have been gathered and vetted in order to better serve you. These resources have been chosen to help simplify the process of recovery after a cyber incident has taken place. With these resources you may need to contact organizations outside Fraudsupport.org. Results will vary depending on your circumstances.
If you are in danger, call police at 911 immediately!
Report cyberbullying to the platform where the abuse is taking place: See a list of contacts HERE
Manage privacy settings for online accounts with this list from Staysafeonline.org
Find resources at Stopbullying.gov
Get help at Crisis Text Line
- Learn how to respond to cyberbullying for teens at Cyberbullying.org
- What To Do When Your Child is Cyberbullied: Top Ten Tips for Parents
- What can I tell my kid to do if he or she is being cyberbullied?
Once the proper organizations have been notified and you are on the road to recovery, it is time to reinforce your cybersecurity. Let’s take action and strengthen your cybersecurity with the following resources and tools.
Learn more at Stopbullying.gov
Victim Connect Resources
Manage what will happen to your Facebook account for after your death