Hi there. Please bear with me as I’m not computer literate. My problem is, I was surfing the safari on my mobile phone iPhone 6 and I unfortunately clicked on something regarding bdsm in interest but not knowing what it was. Then, I was sent a message on safari saying it was data/police introducing something called blyke and they wanted £100 to be paid to them using a paysafecard from any news agent or outlet! They threatened to delete my browser if I didn’t pay them of which they have deleted this! I’m so frustrated. What can I do as I feel terrible & I haven’t done anything! Please help me out. Thank you.
In those days, the cyber criminals use a new trick to scam people. As usual, it steals the name of law enforcement to scare people into paying penalty. The different thing is it threatens to delete Safari or Google Chrome. In fact, it is also a scam. Though they have your information, they are not the real police. The real police will not punish the criminals by blocking the browser and collect fine in this way. They will send you an official document instead of a pop-up on Safari or other browsers. You may be scared when seeing a message related to law enforcement, such as FBI, NSA, AFP, Cyber Police or United Kingdom Police. Hence, you would choose to pay the fine to avoid trouble. We have to tell you that it is a bad idea to send money to the cyber criminals. Do not buy any prepaid card to make payment even though it threatens to delete your browser, photos or any other data. Paying the fine will not fix the problem. The virus will not go away until you get it removed. You have to locate and remove the scam virus manually and completely.
As our customer described, the virus that brings you fake police threat can sneak into your device after you click on malicious link. Those malicious links can be embedded into attractive pop-up ads or beautiful pictures on unsafe websites. Commonly, the topic of ads or pictures can attract your attention effectively. If you click on the infected ads or pictures, scam virus will be downloaded immediately. Also, the fake police threat pops up while users are visiting malicious website or legit website that has been hacked. Especially when viewing adult content on dangerous websites, viruses would take the chance to attack compromised device. Scam virus can be bundled with the third party programs, such as unknown free music, movie and software. Those programs would pretend to be useful and trick you into downloading them. We don’t suggest you download free software from unknown websites or store. In addition, scam virus hides in spam. Be care with attachment and link in an email from unknown users. Do not open or click on them easily. After all, virus can hide anywhere.
If your Safari or Google Chrome is blocked by a police warning which asks for a fine, your iPhone/iPad is infected with a virus. While you are browsing on Safari or other browsers, the fake police threat just pops up suddenly and takes over the screen. No option is given to close the page. Even though you can quit the browser, the fake police warning appears again once you open it. Sometimes, your browser may be frozen and get stuck on one page. Problems will be fixed automatically after you restart the device. However, this fake police threat will not disappear no matter how many times you restart the device. The virus just hijacks your browser and will not go away. On the warning page, it says it is sent from the law enforcement. It blocks your device as suspicious activities have been detected on your device. You are accused of viewing banned content, violating copyright etc. In order to terminate the criminal case and access Internet on device again, you are required to pay £100 to £500 via PaySafecard, iTune gift card, vanilla card or other prepaid card. Usually, it demands you make payment within 24 to 72 hours. A countdown is displayed on the screen which really makes people feel nervous. It lists your basic information and scares you that the police will arrest you if you don’t pay in time. You will be taken to court and spend a decade in jail while your friend on the Contacts will be tormented. Besides, it threatens to delete your browser and other data on device. Somehow, victims are not able to find out Safari. In this case, they would believe that it is 100% sent from the real police. In fact, it is only a hoax. The police will not delete your browser to punish you. Only the cyber criminals would do this kind of nasty thing to scare people. Do not be fooled by it.
There is no doubt that the police threat on Safari or other browser is a scam. It has nothing to do with the law enforcement. You have no obligation to pay any fine to end any criminal case. The logo, items of law and other warnings all are fake. You didn’t get in trouble with the police and the police will not come to you. There is no need to worry about years in jail because it doesn’t exist. Do not send any money to unlock your Safari because it is useless to pay the criminals. They will not unlock your browser though you paid. Do not spend the hard-earned money for nothing. The only way to fix this problem is to remove the virus manually.
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan & last updated on October 18, 2016 6:24 am