What to do if you download something and the FBI charges you 500$? My Samsung Galaxy S8 got locked with a pop up that says the FBI cyber crime department data center saying I was on an illegal website with child pornography which is definitely not the case. I was trying to download apk pure app something I’ve used on other phones in the past. It says I need to pay $500 dollars in 48 hours on a OneVanilla card. What do I do cause this is not right I wasn’t even on a porn site and definitely wouldn’t be on child pornography. It took my picture, and personal information out of my phone
Will FBI charge you $ 500 for something like app and video you download off the Internet via a popup on phone? Will FBI supervise you while viewing pornographic? Will you be fined by FBI for watching porn? The answers are Nos. As long as you don’t download something illegally which violates copyright or other related laws, you will not be fined by the FBI. Besides, the FBI will not collect a fine via a popup on phone or computer. They will come to your directly if you did something illegal. Hence, The FBI warning popup on your device is fake. It is not sent from the FBI, but the hackers instead. In fact, it is a virus which the hackers use to swindle money out of innocent users. The hackers spread the FBI warning virus widely throughout the world to attack all kind of devices. The FBI warning virus blocks users’ device and requires a fine. This is why we also call it ransomware. After studying on this virus, computer experts classify it into the dangerous threats. It is harmful to devices as well as users’ personal data. If your device has been locked by the FBI warning virus, remove the evil virus off your device as soon as possible. Do not allow it to ruin your device or steal your information.
According to computer experts, the FBI warning virus is developed to steal money from Internet users. It will do everything its owner demand. Once the virus is installed on your device, it starts to perform various activities to help its owner grab money. Many victims said that the FBI warning virus popped up suddenly and blocked their devices immediately before they could realize.
The FBI warning virus is very aggressive. It is able to block you’re antivirus program and collect your basic information. Some victims said that their contacts, location, IP address, brand & model of your device and similar information are listed on the FBI warning screen. The hackers use that information to make you believe they are the police. They also show the FBI logo, seal and related law, saying that you violated laws and you are obligated to pay a fine to end the criminal case and have your device back. The FBI warning virus could accuse you of viewing banned content and violating copyright. It claimed that suspicious files and activities have been detected on your device. It also threatens that your friends and family will be interrogated for what you have done. Data on device will be deleted if you don’t pay the penalty in three working days. Many victims would be so terrified and chose to make a penalty payment to end this “horrible” FBI warning. We have to tell you that it is wrong to do that. You are not making penalty payment to the FBI, but the hackers. That will help your blocked device. What you need to do now is getting rid of the FBI warning virus before further loss.
Screenshot of Fake FBI 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 phone 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.
What to do if you download something and the FBI charges you 500$? There is no doubt that the FBI threat which locks your device and demands a penalty is a scam. The FBI and other law enforcement agencies will not collect a fine by locking your device. They will just break in your house and take you right away. No matter how authentic the FBI warning looks like, its owners are not the FBI. Though it threatens that you will spend years in jail and receive more punishment, do not worry. None of those would happen. Do not pay the so-called fine. According to the victims, their devices were still locked after they made the penalty payment. You can ignore the FBI warning temporarily. However, there is one thing you must do right now. The FBI warning virus is very dangerous and harmful to your device and precious data. No one knows what the nasty virus can do to ruin your device and take your money. The FBI warning virus must be removed as soon as possible. As we know, the antivirus programs can’t help you remove the virus. So far, virus manual removal is the most effective way. Locate and remove the malicious files one by one. Take action right now. Get FBI warning virus off your device once for all.
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 Emerson L. Sullivan & last updated on May 19, 2017 3:25 am