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Is this Computer Blackmail? What Do I do?

July 21 2012 at 8:18 AM
Anonymous Coward 

My computer is showing a message allegedly coming from Metroplotan Police from an area where I live (UK) that I visited, sent pornorgrapic messages and that my PC has been used for transmission of terrorist type message, etc. That I am therefore required to pay 100 fine within 24 hours or my computer will be confiscated. I am to pay to UK cash.......
The message clearly states my IP address and service provider.

I can't log on to my computer. When I stsrt it as an Administrator the above message comes on. When I log on as guest it works. I have tried to remove using Microsoft Malicious Software rremoval but it hasn't worked. What do I do? I am worried my computer will not function....

 
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Sounds like a scam

July 21 2012, 9:48 AM 

If it was the met they would not ask for payment they would arrest you instead! This is a scam! A friend was recently conned in a similar way, she was asked to pay by card luckily she got in touch with her bank and the transaction was cancelled!

 
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Anonymous Coward

Re: Is this Computer Blackmail? What Do I do?

July 21 2012, 10:44 AM 

contact metropolitan police.

 
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nash

Dont

July 21 2012, 1:24 PM 

If your pc has been used for terror activities your *** would be in jail by now. dont fall for the cheap trick, your pc has been infected by virus called ransomware. usually the trojan comes via an email link. check this lhttp://guides.yoosecurity.com/how-remove-fbi-moneypak-virus-malware-that-blocked-pc-asks-for-payment-100-dollars/nk

 
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Alice

Re: Is this Computer Blackmail? What Do I do?

July 21 2012, 3:39 PM 

report this to ua nearest police station ASAP,otherwise utajikuta in trouble.the hackers have managed to steal your details and when you pay the 100 now they will get ua details too.
take ua PC with u to the nearest police station .Dont ignore like most of us Africans ignore things and end up in trouble which could have been avoided.

 
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nyambara

Re: Is this Computer Blackmail? What Do I do?

July 21 2012, 5:21 PM 

i thought you know everything ,cant you see that is blackmail call the police.

 
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