report cybercrime

Some common types of cybercrime include cyber abuse, online image abuse, online shopping fraud, romance fraud, identity theft, email compromise, internet fraud, ransomware or malware.

PoPIA and GDPR

If you have been subject to a personal data breach that is required to be reported under the POPIA or GDPR, please contact the Information Regulator of South Africa or the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office). If there is malicious cyber activity related to this which you wish to report (either for information or for action), please fill in the form below.

How we handle your information

Information provided to Alert Africa is protected in the same way we protect our own confidential information: held securely, with strictly limited access.

Sharing of information with authorities

We may share details with our Law Enforcement partners, such as the South African Police Services (SAPS), to help identify investigation and mitigation opportunities.

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