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7 ways to report a cyber crime

What we'll cover

  • The importance of reporting cyber crimes

  • Types of cyber threats and how to spot them

  • Resources for reporting suspicious activity 

Every day, it seems cyber criminals find a new way to target people online. But, if something online seems more than a little “phishy,” what should you do? Don’t ignore it — report it. Knowing the right agencies and organizations to alert when you spot potential cyber scams, identity theft, fraud and more can help keep everyone safe online.

And remember, if you suspect fraudulent activity on one of your Ally Bank accounts, contact Customer Care at or 1-833-226-1520 as soon as possible.

 "Help stop cybercrime in its tracks with these resources." The graphic copy is as follows: If you suspect a cybercrime, the power to fight it is in your hands. When it comes to stopping cyber criminals, public reporting is critical. By reporting suspicious activity, citizens like you can help law enforcement agencies, like the FBI, prevent future incidents. Help protect yourself and others by knowing how to spot these common cyber threats: Fraud: Regularly monitor your accounts and report any unknown activity. Identity theft: Be wary of anyone contacting you about unfamiliar debts and watch accounts and credit closely for unauthorized activity (Subscribe to a credit monitoring service for extra protection.) Suspicious text messages: If you don't know the sender, they ask for personal, private information or request confirmation of a financial transaction, report it. Phishing: Be on the lookout for unusual emails that may appear to come from companies or people you know and trust. Contact information below: Fraud: Federal Trade Commission (FTC):, Identity theft: Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Social Security Administration: (1-800-269-0271), Online crime/cyber scams: Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3):, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency:, Phishing scams: National Cybersecurity Communications and Integration Center (NCCIC):, Suspicious text messages: Copy the message and forward it to 7726 (a centralized spam reporting service among all wireless carriers). Suspected fraud on your Ally accounts: Ally Customer Care: or 1-833-226-1520. Bonus tip: Update your password any time you believe your information has been stolen or compromised.

For more information, visit Ally's Security Center

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