This is embarrassing, but I was watching porn today and accidentally clicked on a link. After that, something was downloaded. Suddenly, a warning popped up, claiming to be a Cyber police app designed to monitor illegal porn. I wasn’t even watching anything illegal, can you help? Also it locked my screen and is trying to get me to pay a fine of 500 dollars. I don’t want to pay so much money, but I want to get rid of the false Cyber police accusation.
Cyber Police Scam Virus is a dangerous threat which blocks your mobile device with false police warning. It pretends to be the cyber police, accusing you of violating laws and demanding a fine to unblock. This is why we also call it ransomware. In fact, the warning has nothing to do with the real police. It is not issued by any legit law enforcement agency. Instead, it has been made up by the cyber criminals to scare you into paying non-existed.
The ransomware uses different names and the warning is written in different languages in different countries. It may claim to be FBI, DOJ, U.S. Marshals, Metropolitan Police, Federal police/court, NSA, RCMP, Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police and more. No matter which name it uses, it is fake. You may be accused of watching pornographic and spreading porn information on the Internet and so on.
It says, “You are accused of viewing/storage and/or dissemination of banned pornography (child pornography/zoophilia/rape etc). You have violated World Declaration on non-proliferation of child pornography. You are accused of committing the crime envisaged by Article 161 of the United Kingdom/ the United States criminal law.”
The cyber police scam virus is very tricky and aggressive. On the warning page, it displays cyber police logo, seal, policeman and more. In order to make it authentic, it copies specific laws of as well as related punishment. The virus collects your contacts, email, operate system as well as IP address. Sometimes, it even activates your camera to take a picture of your face without your permission. The picture of your face is displayed on the cyber police warning, telling that your profile has been uploaded to the crime data center.
You are demanded to pay a fine of 500$ to unblock your device within 72 hours. If not, a lawsuit will be filed against you. You will be taken to court and put in jail for years. It sounds horrible. No one wants to be in jail or have any trouble with the police. Most victims thought it was a real warning and chose to send the penalty immediately to avoid more trouble. However, that doesn’t fix your problem. Your device will not be unblocked after you pay the fine. As a matter of fact, the fake threat is a scam virus which pretends to be the legit organization, Cyber Police, aiming at stealing innocent users’ hard eared money.
With the rapid development of high technology, both young and old use mobile device for reading news, routing guide, watching movies, shopping online and more. Mobile device has been a necessary part in daily life. Therefore, the hackers change its target from PC to mobile devices. The Cyber Police scam virus is designed by the cyber criminals to take over victim’s device system and hoax them to pay a fine which ranges from $ 100 to $ 500. Usually, it demands a fine via prepaid card, such as iTune gift card, Vanilla card and Amazon card etc. because it is very hard to trace money which is paid via prepaid card. No record in the bank system.
When seeing Cyber police warning, do not trust it. You need to calm down. There is no need to worry that the police will come to you. The police alert is fake. To avoid being scammed, the police would not record your online data to block device and threaten you to pay a fine. As you soon as you see the scam virus, you should get it off your device right away.
The cyber police warning seems to be real and legitimated for users who know little about viruses. Actually, the hackers steal the name of cyber police and put victims into a panic so as to threaten them to pay a ransom. At the very beginning when ransomware mainly attacked PC, victims were demanded to pay over thousands USD to get device back. Now, it asks for $ 100 to $ 500 USD instead. The fake warning will inform you that data on infected device will be erased and system will be disabled, saying that the only way to unblock your phone is to pay the fine within given time. What a nasty virus it is!
Manual removal process, which requires advanced computer knowledge and abilities as well to deal with the virus manually, is suggested here as the most efficient way of unlocking android mobile from ransomware Virus. Due to the changeable characters of virus files and associated settings, we suggest you contact computer experts for help.
Screenshot of similar fake police Warning Virus
The criminals spread scam virus via various ways. Your device will be infected easily before you can react. Let’s talk some of the situations.
Situation 1: Viewing suspicious sites. Virus on malicious sites and legal sites that have been compromised can catch you and block the device immediately when you visit them.
Situation 2: Opening corrupted attachment or click on malicious links in a spam. The cyber criminals dispatch tons of spams with virus to worldwide users every day. Sometimes, virus is embedded in attachment. Sometimes, it hides on site that the malicious link redirects you to. Once you click on them, virus sneaks into your device quickly.
Situation 3: Downloading unknown software that includes malware. Sometimes, you may be convinced that a piece of certain software is useful and meet your needs very much. After you see description of the software, you may think that you will not lose anything after you install it even if it is not as useful as it says. You are totally wrong. Once you download software with virus, your device will be blocked. You are putting your device at risk.
Step 1: Please try to put the infected android device into Safe Mode at first to unlock the screen temporarily from the powerful scam 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 first. Press power button to power it 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
Step 2: Search and remove suspicious files which are related to the virus
Step 3: Reboot the device to get out of safe mode.
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The Cyber Police Scam virus is a singular example of a subgroup of ransomware virus that distributes fake warnings from lawful authorities to extract money via a ransom fee. As a matter of fact, the message is not sent by legitimate agency. The aggressive virus blocks you from being able to use the apps or access the home screen. It misleads victims and grab lots of money. The hackers are tricky in using scare tactic to swindle money out of innocent users. You should keep in mind that the message is fake notification. Do not try to unblock your device by paying the fine. Most victims told that their device were still locked though they did as what the virus demanded. They had to remove the virus manually in the end. As we don’t know what the virus can do with the help of the remote hackers, get rid of Cyber Police Scam Virus soon.
Suggestion: How to remove Cyber Police Scam virus? Manual removal is a skillful and risky job, if any mistakes are made during the removal process, you may damage your phone immediately. If you are not sure how to start, please contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online for help right now.
Published by Andrew Gonzalez & last updated on March 2, 2018 7:23 am