Protecting your online information is a responsibility we take seriously. Please report suspicious and not life-threating activities to the Marion County Sheriff's Office via their non-emergency line: 352-732-9111.
To learn how you can best protect your data, review Secure Florida's best practices for data protection here.
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Cyber criminals' tactics are evolving constantly. If you'd like to stay informed, sign up for any of the newsletters offered by FraudSupport.org. You'll find regularly updated information from federal departments like Consumer Affairs, the FBI and the FTC as well as groups dedicated to our aging population such as AARP and the National Council on Aging.
If you believe you are a victim of a cybercrime, don't wait to take these steps:
1. First, report the incident to your local law enforcement authority via 352-731-9111.
2. Then, report the incident to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Florida Computer Crime Center.
3. Finally, remember to file a complaint to the FBI's Internet Complaint Center.
Business owners, report data breaches to the Florida Department of Legal Affairs.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement also offers sector-specific information at BusinessSafe.org.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) provides alerts and tips from the National Cyber Awareness System here.
Generate a security checklist specific to your smartphone thanks to this generator from the Federal Communications Commission.