Frequently asked questions
Terminate Crime is the Nigeria National Reporting centre for fraud and crimes where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experience crime in Nigeria
Unfortunately Terminate Crime are unable to accept reports of Crimes by post or direct email as they cannot be recorded. You can make a report to Terminate Crime via the website (www.terminatecrime.com).
If you have registered you can: 1. Report fraud and cyber crime 2. Save and resume a partially completed report 3. Track the progress of your report 4. Add information to your report 5. Download a copy of your report 6. Receive an outcome by email Please visit the www.terminatecrime.com website where you can register to use this service any time of the day or night which enables you to both report a fraud and find help and support. Please note that if you do not register at the time the report is made, this service will not be available to you. If you are seeking an update to a report please visit your dashboard to track the progress of your report. If you did not register it will not be possible to receive an update, but an outcome will be provided to you in due course.
If you do not receive the confirmation email within a few minutes of signing up, please check your Spam or Junk E-mail folder just in case the confirmation email got delivered there instead of your inbox. If you have your email set up to automatically delete spam, you may also wish to check your deleted folder. If the email still cannot be located please send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
Terminate Crime is the Nigeria’s National Reporting centre for Crimes and other crime related matters, and takes crime and information reports on behalf of the police and gives advice and fraud prevention guidance. Terminate Crime does not have investigation powers, however, the reports taken by Terminate Crime go to relevant law enforcement agencies. The Agency Concerned collates and analyses intelligence on fraud, identifying information which could be used by police forces to progress an investigation. Not all crime reports received by the Prospective Agencies are sent to forces; for instance, some will be sent to forces as intelligence to enable them to take appropriate action while others will be sent to the Prevention and Disruption Team to allow for the fraud enabler (such as telephone number, website address) to be blocked to prevent others from becoming victims. All reports, whether they are a crime report or information report, will be analysed enabling us to provide timely information and Protect advice to the public.
All crimes can be reported such : 1, Misconduct of Law Enforcement officer which includes : Coerced false confession, intimidation, false arrest, false imprisonment, falsification of evidence, spoliation of evidence, police perjury, witness tampering, police brutality, police corruption, racial profiling, unwarranted surveillance, unwarranted searches, and unwarranted seizure .. Others Includes , Child Abuse and Kidnapping ,Civil Crime, Cyber Crime, Terrorism, Public Corruption, Counterintelligence, Organized Crime, Money laundering, Drug Trafficking, Violent Crime, Financial Crime, Transnational Crime, Cattle Rustling, Human Trafficking Crime, vehicle Crime, Oil theft, Maritime Crime, Smuggling, Environmental Crime, Visa Racketeering e.t.c. NOTE : Further explanation of each crime can be seen on the Crime Category after Sign Up or click to report as Guest.
After a report has been made to Terminate Crime, it will be sent for assessment by the National Crime/Fraud Intelligence Agencies). This assessment of fraud and crime reports from across the Nigeria, helps to build a clear picture of where and how fraud and cyber crime is being committed. Experienced Reviewers will assess the data contained in the crime reports to determine whether there is enough information to send to a police force. It is important to be aware that police forces cannot be compelled to accept crime report sent to them for investigation, they will review the report themselves and decide on their course of action.
If you have registered on our website, you can track the progress of your report by logging into your account. After logging in, check your reports status click on “My account” in the top right hand side of the website and then click “My reports”. If you have any more queries, speak to a life Person on web chat 24 hours a day.
If you have registered on our website, you can add information to your report by logging into your account. After logging in select the report you want to edit and then “Edit report”. Please note, we cannot accept physical correspondence or evidence when making a report. However, please keep hold of this evidence as it may be required in the event of a police investigation. If you have any more queries, speak to us on web chat 24 hours a day.
Yes. Where Terminate Crime is able to confirm that the circumstances are different to what was originally reported we are usually able to withdraw the matter as a recorded crime. A typical example of this is a report of internet shopping fraud where goods have not been delivered. Often we receive information from the person making the report that goods were either simply delivered later than expected or that goods could not be supplied through no fault of the seller and a full refund was provided. Another example is where a fraudulent transaction on a bank account was later confirmed to be lawful or due to a banking error. If you wish to inform us of additional information of this nature, please get in contact with us.
If you have registered on our website you can download a copy of your report by logging into your account. After logging in, to edit your report click on “My account” in the top right hand side of the website and then click “My reports”. Select the report you want and download.
Terminate Crime and the Crime/Fraud Intelligence Agencies take the security of data extremely seriously and unless you are the victim or can be verified as acting on behalf of a victim, it will not be possible to enter into correspondence with you.