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It says the fbi locked my computer and wants me to pay 200.00 is this a scam?

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I got my android notebook locked and i got a note from the fbi investigation that i was a cyber criminal and i was t pay 500.00, no phone number but signed by james comey


It is a scam Mary. Press and hold the On button and the Home button, and you will go into soft reset. Then go to Safari and clear your history.

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How do i take off the fbi virus if hard reset doesnt work ,cant put it in safe mode and the only thing i can do is bring up the keyboard on the fbi virus release codeon th web page?


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Can you help with my problem


Your picture isn't very clear so I will assume it's a pop up on your laptop or computer. I think it says it's a warning from the FBI and your screen is locked unless you contact them and likely provided a phone number. Then after you call them, they will ask you for personal infornation about your computer so they can run a scan to see what's wrong with your system. First, do Not give anyone access to your computer. They can easily install hackware, Spyware, or a virus in your system. Second, they'll try to convince you to pay them to have their top tech clean your system. Third, which actually should be the first piece of advice HANGUP! !!!! THIS IS A SCAM AND A VERY COMMON ONE! if your screen is locked, my suggestion to you is to go to your
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How do i remove htc 1 fbi scam


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Over the last few weeks I have received emails not addressed to me. some of these emails have been quite distressing as they have asked for payment for various things and services which I know nothing...


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Do not reply, do not pay. Mark messages as spam in Yahoo and go on with your life.

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http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/e-scams

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