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Rhode Island Rep. Langevin to Unveil Hotline to Report Cybercrimes

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By    |   Monday, 13 May 2019 11:55 AM

Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., co-founder of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, is set to unveil on Monday a hotline at the United Way office in Providence for Rhode Island residents to report cybercrimes, U.S. News reported Sunday.

Starting Monday, victims will be able to dial 2-1-1 and speak to an operator who will help them assess their situation and point them to resources and law enforcement. According to Langevin’s office, Rhode Island is the first state to initiate such a system built on the 2-1-1 infrastructure to aid victims of cybercrime and online fraud.

The effort is supported by $280,000 in federal funding. The Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center, United Way 2-1-1, and Cybercrime Support Network are partnering to manage it.

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Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., co-founder of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, is set to unveil on Monday a hotline at the United Way office in Providence for Rhode Island residents to report cybercrimes, U.S. News reported Sunday. Starting Monday, victims will be able to...
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