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Seeking Victims in the Zoom Disruptions Investigation

Seeking Victims in the Zoom Disruptions Investigation

The COVID-19 crisis has caused many organizations and schools to conduct virtual meetings/events, some of which are open to the public. Additionally, links to many of these virtual events are being shared online, resulting in a lack of vetting of approved participants.

During the last few months (as of May 22, 2020), the FBI has received more than 240 reports of incidents throughout the U.S. and in other countries in which a Zoom participant was able to broadcast a video depicting child sexual abuse material (CSAM). The FBI considers this activity to be a violent crime, as every time child sexual abuse material is viewed, the depicted child is revictimized. Furthermore, anyone who inadvertently sees child sexual abuse material depicted during a virtual event is potentially a victim as well.

If you were exposed to CSAM during a Zoom meeting, please complete the below questionnaire.

Your responses are voluntary but would be useful in the federal investigation and to identify you as a potential victim. Based on the responses provided, you may be contacted by the FBI and asked to provide additional information

More information can be found at fbi.gov/ZoomCSAM.

NOTE: If you are under the age of 18, please have your parent/guardian submit this form on your behalf.

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1. Were you exposed to child sexual abuse material during a Zoom meeting?

2. What was your role in the Zoom meeting? Note: If you were not the administrator but know who was, please encourage them to complete this questionnaire. Select all that apply.
5. Were there others joining the meeting from your device/home/office? Note: If yes, please encourage them to complete this questionnaire.

6. Were any of the meeting participants (including the host and/or administrator) under the age of 18?

7. Did you record any portion of the meeting?

8. Would you like information about mental health resources?

Privacy Act Statement

The FBI is authorized to collect the information on this form by one or more of the following provisions: Title 28, United States Code, sections 533 and 534; Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations, section 0.85; and the Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance. The information requested will assist the FBI in providing you with assistance to which crime victims are entitled under federal law. You do not have to provide the requested information; however, failure to do so may hinder the FBI in providing you with crime victim assistance. The information collected on this form is protected by the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, Title 5, United States Code section 552a, and is maintained in the FBI’s Central Records System, DOJ/FBI-002, a description of which was published in the Federal Register at 63 Fed. Reg. 8671 (Feb. 20, 1998) and which may be viewed at www.justice.gov/opcl/doj-systems-records#doj