Hey, there. What should I do? While I was browsing on Samsung Galaxy s7, but, all of sudden, I got a warning pop-up. And my screen got locked by the malicious alert. With its title, I could see NCA (National Cyber Crime Unit), the national emblem of United Kingdom, and the emblem of Metropolitan Police. A warning word in red said “ATTENTION! YOUR MOBILE DEVICE HAS BEEN BLOCKED FOR SAFERY REARONS”. Oh, my God! Will I be in trouble? Will I be arrested by the police?…But my family reminded me to calm down and told me that was just a scam virus. It is a National Cyber Crime Unit Scam Virus? Really? How to unblock my phone? Please help!
“Hi, I have gone to access my Internet on my Samsung tablet and it came up with a message saying my device has been locked by safety reasons and said there is a fine of £100 and mentioned authorities. Is this a scam?”
National Cyber Crime Unit Scam Virus is a malicious ransomware which is created by evil cyber criminals with the aims of ripping off innocent users of mobile device. Nowadays, android devices are become kind of common communication equipment used by most people. People used to use their devices to do online shop, watch online movies, read news, browse the Internet for fun, and play games, etc. which are all generally used android device functions. Some people may use their android device as an online transfer tool. Thus, android device can be part of people’s life. United Kingdom is a country with strict and impartial justice system. As a citizen of United Kingdom, you should abide by the law of your country. Hence, if your device is saying “it has been locked for safety reason”, most of you maybe fall into a great of fear.
However, a real and legitimate police agency of United Kingdom will not lock ones android device and then ask for a fine. As a real police government, if you really do something illegal and go greatly against the law of United Kingdom, the police will come into your house directly bringing with a warrant paper from the court. Anyway, none of the government will do the things in this way: locking your device and asking for a fine. So, if you see National Cyber Crime Unit Scam Virus warning pop-up showing on your android device, your screen gets locked, please do not trust it! It is a scam virus. Please don’t pay for the fine! Even though you pay for the fine, you still can’t get your device unlocked. Well, once your android device gets locked, please contact YooCare tech support to guide you through the manual removal process.
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 JNational Cyber Crime Unit scam virus from your android tablet/phone as soon as possible.
Even though the warning of National Cyber Crime Unit malware 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 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.
National Cyber Crime Unit Scam Virus is a completely malicious scam virus which can get into your android device by kinds of ways. This virus used to attach to the third party applications. This scam virus will pop up and lock your android device when you visit a phishing site, open a junk e-mail attachment, click on an unknown link or download an application from an unsafe source, especially after you jailbreak your device. Thus, when your android device gets locked, you must be so confused and don’t know why. All in all, you should keep an eye on all your online activities. Once your device gets locked, you are suggested to remove it as soon as possible. Only manual removal guide can help you remove this scam virus completely 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 November 21, 2016 3:27 am | How to Guides