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Apr 10, 2016

Police Cybercrime Investigation Department Locks My Phone Demanding $100 in Vouchers?

Help me please! Police Cybercrime Investigation Department says I violated laws. Now, it locks my HTC phone and says I have to pay $100 in vouchers within 72 hours. Or I will be put into prison. I don’t want go to prison. I was about to pay fine, but I hesitated. Why don’t they talk to me face to face. If they show up, I can pay fine in any way. Should I pay $100 in vouchers? Is it possible that it is just a scam? Please tell me what I should do! Thanks in advance!

What is Police Cybercrime Investigation Department Scam Virus?

Police Cybercrime Investigation Department virus is a nasty ransomware which is trying to grab money out of innocent people in the name of police. The cyber criminals wrote this program and spread it to mainly attack most Android phones and tablets. It displays misleading screen-locking notification to scare Android users into paying money by locking their devices. A list of certain law violation is shown on your screen which makes it look real. In fact, this message is not from the Police Cybercrime Investigation Department. Do not be fooled by it and lose money for nothing. No real police would inform you of criminal activities by locking your mobile device. You need to note that it is just a scam virus created by the hackers. You did not violate any law. You do not need to pay fine to get out of trouble with the police because you do not get trouble with the police at all. What you need to do is to remove this virus to unlock your device.

Police Cybercrime Investigation Department virus can hide anywhere on the Internet. Malicious websites or legitimate websites that have been compromised are the most common places that people get their devices infected with virus. Porn websites and malicious game websites are quite popular among young people. However, you need to be cautious with those websites. According to our research, most of people’s devices are attacked by virus when they are watching porn on malicious websites. It is not worth picking up virus for watch free porn. Besides, good websites that have been hacked may contain malicious links. Generally, those links have interesting titles and descriptions which will attract you to click on them effectively. Virus will sneak into your device once you click on those links. You need to have a second thought before you click on unknown links. Do not fall into the hackers’ trap. In addition, the hackers spread virus via spam email containing infected attachments or links to malicious websites. You may find that your inbox is filled with a large number of spam emails. Some of them deliver ads to you. Some of them are dispatched to spread virus with infected attachment. Though it displays that this email is from your friend, you should trust it. The hackers would hack someone’s email and use that account to deliver spam with virus to his/her friends. You had better ignore spam and delete them immediately after receiving them. Hence, you should stay alert against any suspicious program online to keep your device away from Police Cybercrime Investigation Department virus.

After Police Cybercrime Investigation Department virus infiltrates your device, it blocks your device and displays bogus warning. This cunning virus pretends to be from the official law enforcement agency and claims that your device has been blocked due to it being involved with the distribution of pornographic material, SPAM and copyrighted content. To wipe your criminal activity and get your device back, you have to pay £100/$100 in vouchers within 72 hours. Otherwise, you will be arrested and brought to court. This virus can disable your browser, such as Google chrome, Internet App, and Mozilla Firefox. You are not able to access your browser. You only can click on the option to give your prepaid card code. It will not go away though you quit your browser and restart your device. What’s worse, this virus can be tougher. It can totally lock you out of your device. You even can not access your home page. Every time you start your device, Police Cybercrime Investigation Department virus can control your device very fast. It is totally frozen and you can’t do anything on it. Do not be scared by this situation. You need to calm down and remove Police Cybercrime Investigation Department virus right now.

Since paying the so-called fine won’t help you remove this virus, manual removal is an effective solution for this. Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of tech skill. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the cellphone, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Step-by-step Guide to Unlock Your Tablet/Phone from Police Cybercrime Investigation Department Virus

Step 1: Please try to put the infected android phone into Safe Mode at first to unlock the screen temporarily from Police Cybercrime Investigation Department Virus

(1). For various android phones: hold down the power button to bring out the menu with Power Off and Reboot option—-hold down the Power Off option (If nothing happens, please tap and hold the Reboot option instead)—-click OK on the pop-up box asking if you want to access safe mode

(2). For Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S5: power off the device—-turn on and tab the soft-touch Menu button repeatedly

(3). For Samsung Galaxy S3 and other phones with similar customized android system: power off the device—-turn on and hold down the Volume Down button (try Volume Up or Volume Down and Volume Up together if Volume Down does not work) when the brand logo shows up

You will see “Safe mode” at the lower left corner of the screen if you access safe mode successfully
Android-Device-Safe-Mode

Step 2: Search and remove suspicious files which are related to the virus
Step 3: Reboot the device to get out of safe mode

Conclusion

Police Cybercrime Investigation Department virus is a tool used by the criminals to grab illegal money. It steals the police’s name to trick you into believing that you did violate the law. Do not ever trust this virus. Many innocent users paid ransom in vouchers as it requires. Unfortunately, the virus is still on their devices. Therefore, do not rush to pay money to the so-called police. You should ignore the fake warning and google around to see what is happening with your device. Besides, this virus is pretty aggressive. Do not leave it on your device for a long time, or it will be able to access and send your personal data to remote hackers. Hence, remove Police Cybercrime Investigation Department virus out of your device right now. Do not put your personal data at risk.

Published by & last updated on April 10, 2016 5:02 pm

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