The Ministry of Home Affairs has set up a dedicated platform for reporting cyber crimes from anywhere across the country. Though it caters to all types of cyber crimes, it puts special emphasis on cyber crimes against women and children. Once a complaint is filed on this portal, it is forward to the relevant law enforcement agency nearest to the complainant. Ministry of Home Affairs has also started a helpline at 155260 which functions from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM.
The Citizen Financial Cyber Fraud Reporting and Management System has been developed in-house by I4C to integrate Law Enforcement Agencies and Banks and Financial Intermediaries. It is currently being utilised along with 155260 by 07 States and Union Territories (Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh).
The facility empowers both the banks and the police, by leveraging new-age technologies for sharing online fraud-related information and taking action in almost real-time. The loss of defrauded money in online cheating cases can be stopped by chasing the money trail and stopping its further flow before it is taken out of the digital ecosystem by the fraudster.
It is currently utilised along with helpline: 155260 by few States and Union Territories (i.e. Delhi, , Rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh).
The facility empowers both the banks and the police, sharing online fraud-related information and taking action in almost real-time.