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New Internet virus/scam! Please read!!

There is a new scam/virus, please read. This warning as been issued by the FBI. These people have created a page to look almost exactly like the FBI's actually web page to try to trick you into sending them money by stating you have broken the law and need to pay a fine to unfreeze your computer. If you see this, the FBI asks that you take your computer to a profession to have the malware removed

 

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layh41407

Asked by layh41407 at 1:00 PM on Aug. 16, 2012 in Technology

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  • Not really new. It's been around for about 7 years now.
    Beeyatch80

    Answer by Beeyatch80 at 1:02 PM on Aug. 16, 2012

  • I guess the FBI is wrong then as they reported last week and stated it was "new". But who are they to know, really?!
    layh41407

    Comment by layh41407 (original poster) at 1:05 PM on Aug. 16, 2012

  • It's been done, over and over and over again. Not the first time.
    Beeyatch80

    Answer by Beeyatch80 at 1:07 PM on Aug. 16, 2012

  • And this is a NEW one. So be warned.

    If you don't like it, fine. Then move on and let others get the warning.
    layh41407

    Comment by layh41407 (original poster) at 1:08 PM on Aug. 16, 2012

  • LOL. Thank you for the info, Layh.

    Seriously, Beeyatch? You're going to pick a fight over a scam alert? You can't just say thank you and move on? Really?
    theMOMmission

    Answer by theMOMmission at 1:44 PM on Aug. 16, 2012

  • nope, she cant move on we all know that
    luvmygrandbaby

    Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 2:32 PM on Aug. 16, 2012

  • Geez, Luv, you just made me snort tea everywhere!!! ROTFL!!!!!!

    Thanks, OP for the info.
    texasgurl33

    Answer by texasgurl33 at 2:39 PM on Aug. 16, 2012

  • Thanks
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 5:15 PM on Aug. 16, 2012

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