Reporting online crime
If you have been the victim of an online crime, please call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number at 403-266-1234 or report the crime online.
Online sexual exploitation of children must be immediately reported the Calgary Police Service. Call 9-1-1 for any crimes in progress or requiring any immediate action. Alternatively, call 403-266-1234 for the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line. You may also report crimes of this nature anonymously to the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.
If you are a victim of online financial crime, please follow these steps:
File a complaint with the Calgary Police Service and obtain a police case number.
Contact your bank/credit card company if any of your financial information was used. Give your police case number to your bank/credit card company to place on file.
Provide the police case number and have fraud alerts placed on your credit reports to either of the two credit bureau companies, Equifax (1-800-465-7166) or TransUnion in Canada.
Report the incident to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre or 1-888-495-8501.
Protecting yourself online
The internet can be a dangerous place if you're not careful and online safety should be a priority for everyone. Educate yourself on how to avoid the online dangers and becoming a victim.
If you're worried about online safety, the following resources may of interest to you:
- The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Scams and fraud
- US-CERT - The USA's cybersecurity team
- Spamhaus - An international nonprofit that tracks the Internet's spam
- The Canadian Competition Bureau
- National CyberSecurity Alliance
- The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)