Hi, there. What is Metropolitan Police Ukash Scam Virus? I was watching a porn video on a website. Just with a sudden, my Samsung phone screen’s front camera takes a snap of my face. And then my phone screen got locked by a pop-up with its name of the government of my country. I was so scared. It was said that I had to pay for a fine via Ukash. Or it will get me into jail. Was it real? Will I be sent into jail? If I don’t pay for the fine, will the police come to my house to arrest me? What should I do now? Please advise!
Metropolitan Police Ukash Scam Virus is a nasty ransomware scam virus which has been widely distribute from the United Kingdom by cyber hackers for a long time. At the very beginning, it mainly attacks computer and Mac users. Victims who are lack of basic knowledge of law used to suffer from the financial loss which is non-existent scam fine. Nowadays, these malicious cyber criminals aim their eyes onto the android device market including android phone, android tablet as well as IOS device (iPhone and iPad). If you google about this virus, you may find that more and more people report this virus online, all stating that this virus is a malicious scam virus using to trick innocent device users’ money. With such information provided online, why do people still get infected and scammed by this pesky virus? Before people get into this kind of trouble, they will not concern on this kind of information. Hackers may associate the scam virus with lots of unknown things which you don’t notice usually, such as malicious links, spam email and its attachments, suspicious websites (porn websites), infected ads/pop-ups and so on. Your android device may be infected by this scam virus since you do online activities too carelessly, such as downloading freeware, visiting suspicious websites or links, reading or responding spam emails as well as its attachments and installing unsafe and unknown programs on your android device.
“Hi, how are you! Last night I accidentally click on a website and then I saw a police attention and said “your phone have been blocked for safety….I have to pay fine 100 Pounds and I could pay via Ukash. I can not tell this message really from police or virus. I am so scared. Would you like to give me some suggestion? What should I do now? Thank you very much.”
Once your android device gets infected by Metropolitan Police Ukash Scam Virus, it will lock your device screen immediately with a scary pop-up window displaying on your screen. This scam virus wants to make it looks like real. From its pop-up screen, it titles itself as Metropolitan Police. It will take a snap of yours by your android device’s front camera. It will show your IP address, country names and your own names and so on. It claims that your online activities are against the Law of British. It is the embodiment of the government. It will display a large warning window which occupies the whole screen of your android device and tell you in detail that your activities are involved with the following situation: Visiting websites containing pornography, viewing pornographic content, spreading spam, illegally using or distributing copyrighted content and so on. And it completely locks your android device and doesn’t allow you to do anything on your device. On the screen, you will see a time counting about the rest of payment deadline which will make you really worried and nervous. It is said that if you want to unblock your device, you have to pay for penalty equal to £100 via Ukash. If you don’t pay, you may get a 11-years jail. Really scared, aren’t you? However, this is not a real police. This is a scam virus. All the information on your device is fake message which is sent by cyber criminals so as to trick your money easily. What you have to do is to keep calm down and take immediate measure (step-by-step manual removal guide) to unblock your android device as soon as you can.
1. Once infected, it will block the screen of your device immediately and make you do nothing with it.
2. Once infected, it will send you a fake notification which states that you violate the local laws and be required to pay for a fine.
3. You are warned that your picture has been taken and will be sent to court if you don’t pay for the payment.
4. You are told that your basic information are recorded in the warning massage.
Note: Once your tablet/phone is infected by this malicious virus, you should delete it immediately. Since if you leave it in your tablet/phone with the passage of time, there will be a big threat to your financial security and the damaging of your android system. In order to protect the tablet/phone from being ruined by the Virus and in case of losing money, measures should be taken to get rid of Metropolitan Police Ukash Scam Virus from your android tablet/phone as soon as possible.
Even though the warning of Metropolitan Police Ukash Scam virus seems to be real and legitimate. As a contrary, it is a 100% fake scam. It is designed by the cyber criminals to trick the innocent smartphone users and set them into a panic and then threaten them to pay for the ransom erroneously. If your phone gets infected, your camera may turn on automatically and then takes a picture of yours immediately. Then it will mislead you that your picture has been taken and will be sent to the police, or it will tell you that the police is monitoring all the things you are doing now. The fake warning will inform you that your phone will be locked forever and block you from doing anything as well, the only way to unblock your device is to pay a fine within 48 hours. How a nasty virus it is! It is skilled in using scare tactic to trick money from the innocent users. Thus, once your phone is infected, you must remove this Virus from your android device immediately.
Step 1: Restart the safe mode on your infected device.
For Samsung tablet: Power it off, and then power it on. During startup and when you see the Samsung Logo screen, press and hold the Volume Down key until you can see safe mode writing below the screen at the left hand angle of the screen.
For Samsung Galaxy S6 S5 S4: 1. Power down. 2. Turn on and repeatedly tap the soft-button for “Menu.”
For Samsung Galaxy S3 and others: 1. Power down. 2. Turn on, then press and hold Volume Down (Galaxy S3 and others), Volume Up (HTC One and others), or Volume Down and Volume Up together (various Motorola devices) when the vendor’s logo appears.
Note: “Safe Mode” on Phone starts up without loading any third-party add-ons and different devices have different ways to access safe mode.
If you have managed to select Safe Mode successfully, you will see the text “Safe Mode” at the bottom left corner of the screen. As the picture shows below:
Step 2: If you can find “Safe Mode” on the left hand corner, that means your tablet/phone is in safe mode already, please contact an expert for further removal instruction.
Note: The above provided removal guide is so complicated. If you are not an Android Phone repair expert, do not try by yourself. In case you lose your confidential data and photos, an expert is needed during the process of manual removal.Yoocare/Yoosecurity experts can provide the most professional service for you for manual removal.
Metropolitan Police Ukash Scam Virus is really a malicious ransomware scam virus which used to cheat innocent device users’ money. It will attack all brands of android device, such as Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Blu, Le Pan, Next Book, Moderoia, Lenovo, iPhone, iPad and so on. Once gets blocked, you will get a pop-up stating it is the real Metropolitan Police and demands you to pay for a fine of £100 via Ukash because your online activities violate the law of British. If you pay, your android device will be unblocked. If you don’t, all your data will be deleted from your android device. What’s worse, you will be sent into jail for 11 years if the scam fine is not paid. Is this information real? Oh, no! Please don’t trust it. Please don’t pay for that scam fine. Calm down! If you want to avoid the non-existent scam fine, you’d better figure out how to get rid of Metropolitan Police Ukash Scam Virus from your android device as soon as possible. YooCare Online Expert can walk you through step by step to remove this malicious virus quickly and permanently.
Suggestion: 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 Selina Lynmich, last updated on June 28, 2016 5:40 am | How to Guides