Hello, there? My phone is a Samsung but a warning notification is blocking it. It claims to be FBI agency and asks me to pay a penalty of $500 bucks to get the phone fixed. I can’t do anything with the phone now. I have no idea how it comes on my system. Is it real? What should I do to fix the problem? How can I unlock the phone without paying the $500 bucks? Please help me. Thanks very much!
If your device like smart phone or tablet is blocked by the FBI virus warning notification, it means that your phone or tablet is being attacked by one of the most dangerous scam viruses which are popular today. The virus is often named as fake police ransomware in the industry. There are several certain things such a scam virus often does to the infected device. You can identify if your device is infected with it by these traits of the ransomware. If your phone is the first time to be corrupted by the FBI virus, you may be mostly shocked by the authority it claims to be from. Such a ransomware usually disguises itself to be a powerful law enforcement department to charge the attacked users with violating national law and will be taken to justice if a penalty is not paid within a designated time. Usually, the victims are accused of watching or distributing illegal porn on the Internet. In this case, the virus pretends to be from Federal Bureau of Investigation by presenting the badge of the authority in the top left corner of the message and wording like the FBI law enforcement agency. However, the message has nothing to do with the real FBI agency. It is just a trick of the scammers to threaten the victims to hurry to pay the imaginary fine to fix the problem by driving them into extreme horrible. To completely lock up the device can be the worst headache of the infected users. Once being attacked, the attacked device will be prevented from using to do anything. The victims can’t even power off or restart the device, let alone making calls, sending and receiving messages, surfing the Internet with the web browser and running any antivirus the kill the virus. Although the FBI virus is so violent as to completely lock up the device, you can also unlock it and make it run normally again by turning to an expert in the field without paying the unreal fine. A professional expert will be able to manage to skip the virus and locate the virus and then remove it completely.
Screenshots of Variants of the Ransomware
It will take control of your mobile phone or tablet rapidly once it is downloaded.
It will pretend itself as a legit warning and then ask for a ransom.
It will not allow you to call, text or even access your home screen on the infected device.
It will not let you power off the device or do anything else except for inputting the demand Ukash/Moneypak code.
There are some most common ways in which a fake FBI scam virus usually distributes itself. So if you can have a closer study of the following knowledge, it is sure that your device will be able to avoid such an infection.
If you have a choice, never install a suspicious app on your device. It is known to many people that the freeware or shareware programs are the most common methods taken advantage by the hackers to spread a malicious program or all kinds of viruses.
Secondly, do not use your device to visit porn or gambling websites. According many victims of the fake FBI scam infection, their device is exposed to a porn site before the virus is found on the system. So it is believed that to stay away from the pornographic or gambling websites will help prevent the virus from infecting your device.
Finally, never open a spam email and download its attachments. Nowadays, many viruses use email to reach the victims. So when you receive an unknown email with a suspicious attachment, not be so curious as to open it and let the virus attached sneak into your system.
Once your phone or tablet is blocked by the FBI prism scam, you will have no access to its home screen. Thus, you need to bypass this FBI prism scam block and then you have the chance to locate the scam on your Android device. Here are some instructions on bypassing this FBI prism scam on your phone or tablet.
Step 1: Restart the safe mode on your infected phone or tablet.
For Samsung Galaxy 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 and tablet 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 phone or tablet is in safe mode already, then you can contact an expert for further ransomware removal instruction.
Note: The ransomware removal guide is so complicated, and it requires sufficent skills. If you are not an Android device 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 experts can provide you with the most professional service of the ransomware removal.
Many experts in the industry agree that the FBI virus is surely a violent scam virus which is developed by the cyber criminals to cheat money of the victims. Such devices as phones or tablets of Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC, Huawei, ZTE, Iphone, Ipad, etc. are all the targets of this virus. For Iphone or Ipad devices, the web browser Safari instead of the whole device is often the target locked by the virus. Users are not allowed to use it to reach the Internet as soon as being infected. UKjustice@europe.com unreal notice, “Cannot Open Page” popup, Cybercrimegov@post.com message, Federaljustice@australiamail.com blackmail, police-block.site website etc. are different variants of the ransomware popular on Iphones or Ipads. There are some different aspects between different variant. For example, the law enforcement department the virus pretends to be, in cases of US users, it is usually FBI, while in UK, the UK Justice may be the agency. The fine amount can be different, too. But it is usually the amount ranging from $100-$500 bucks. No matter how the variant is designed, you will be able to tell what it is after carefully reading through this article. What is most important, whenever your device is infected with this virus, you should not feel so horrible as to pay the unreal fine. You can turn to an expert to help you unlock the device without paying the unreal penalty. To completely get the warning message off phones or tablets, you can contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online for help right now.
Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on July 31, 2017 5:56 am