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Cybercrime

Help Starts Here: Dial 211

Cybercrime and online fraud can happen to anyone; it's important to know where to turn if it happens to you.

That's why NJ 211 partnered with Cybercrime Support Network. Using the National Cybercrime Victim Resource Database, 211 makes sure that New Jersey residents have the resources they need while guiding them through the process of reporting, recovering, and reinforcing their security following a cybercrime.


Every two seconds someone is a victim of cybercrime

What exactly is cybercrime?
Cybercrime is any activity that uses the internet to access, transmit, or manipulate data for illegal purposes. This includes the fraudulent representation of oneself for financial gain, personal gain, or with malicious intent.

Common types include:

  • Identity theft
  • Imposter scams
  • Hacked accounts and devices
  • Financial and purchase scams
  • Cyberbullying, harassment, and stalking

Rules you can follow to stay safe

  • If an offer or opportunity seems too good to be true, it's probably a scam.
  • Never wire money, send gift cards, or send a check to a stranger.
  • If someone claims to be from a federal agency, call the office to confirm.
  • Never accept money from a stranger promising you can keep some of it.
  • If you suspect you've been hacked, change your passwords immediately.

Reach out and make the connection to help... contact 211

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Dial 211 from any phone; it's free and confidential. Chat with us online or text your zip code to 898-211 to start the conversation. Search our online database for resources that can help. 

The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Grant enabled our call specialists to receive specialized training to assist New Jersey residents who have been impacted by cybercrime.

Resources that will help you to stay alert