A February 2021 European Commission survey across the region tried to better understand the general public's cyber-preparedness. The numbers were alarming, with 77% of European citizens reporting that they didn't know how to report illegal online behavior.
Spain and Denmark (both 86%) topped the EU list, followed by Romania (84%), France (82%), and Sweden (81%).
Before diving into the reporting process, here are some common types of cybercrimes:
1. Spanish National Police (Policía Nacional) - The Spanish National Police has a dedicated Cybercrime Unit (Unidad de Investigación Tecnológica - UIT). You can fill out an online form on their official website (https://www.policia.es), Denuncias Telemáticas section.
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· Online form: Visit the Colabora section on their official website (https://www.guardiacivil.es)
3. Local Police (Policía Local)
In some cases, you may want to report a cybercrime directly to your local police station. Check your municipality's official website for the contact information of your nearest
Once you've reported a cybercrime, the authorities will investigate the case and, if necessary, take legal action against the perpetrators. This process may include collecting evidence, identifying suspects, and working with other law enforcement agencies (both nationally and internationally) to apprehend the criminals.
According to Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska's declaration, most cybercrimes reported last year involved online fraud.
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