Three out of four cyber crime victims are women: IGP

'Police Cyber Support for Women' service program has been launched by the police to ensure the safety of women in the cyber world. This service will be conducted under the LIC wing of Police Headquarters.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. Benazir Ahmed.

In the speech of the chief guest at the event, Benazir Ahmed said that cybercrime is a global problem. Usually women between 16 and 24 years of age are the most victims of this crime in the country.

Citing a United Nations statistic, he said, three-fourths of cyber crime victims are women. This is an initiative of the police to ensure their safety and keep the cyber space safe.

The specialty of this new unit is that those who will serve and investigate here are all women members of the police. As a result, victims feel free to share their problems.

This initiative has been taken to secure the cyber world. Any woman can take this service if she wants. A hotline number (01320-000888) has been launched to serve this new program. Apart from this, aggrieved women can report their complaints through e-mail (cybersupport.women@police.gov.bd) and Facebook page (URL: https://m.facebook.com/PCSW.PHQ/). Apart from this, any victim can contact the police through 999 from any part of the country.

In a guide to entering the cyber world, he said, users should be aware of its dangers. He advised everyone to use safe internet.

The offenses that can be reported here are, distribution of depersonalized images or videos, hacking of social media IDs or fraud through hacking, threatening to distribute images or videos by editing them, creating fake IDs with offensive content using someone's image, Spreading phone numbers in various bad posts or sites, cyberbullying and harassment, demanding money by threatening to leak offensive pictures or videos online and sending sexually harassing messages or mails or links.

DMP Commissioner Moha on the occasion. Shafiqul Islam, Additional IGP (A&O) of Police Headquarters. Md. Mainur Rahman Chowdhury, SB Chief Additional IGP Mir Shahidul Islam and other senior police officers were present.

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