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FBI MoneyPak Virus
I got this on my LG G2 last night and was extremely scared at first. It said I was viewing "illegal pornography such as child porn/zoophilia/rape," and another message said I was pirating music, and that I needed to give $300 to the FBI via Green Dot MoneyPak withing 72 hours otherwise I would be arrested and I would stand trial (for numerous things).
Of course, I found 1 flaw in the message. It said I was in Annapolis, MD, when I was in Davidsonville, MD (not far away), so I began to think it was a virus. My phone also kept asking me to turn on location services (GPS), and I felt that was all I needed to go to sleep that night (with my phone off).
This morning, I looked it up, and lo and behold: it's f***ing ransomware! I thought to myself, great, I know what the hell this is, but HOW DO I GET IT OFF???
And that's my question. How do I get it off? I haven't seen it since last night but I'm not convinced that it's off my phone.
- 07-24-2014, 05:23 PM #2
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Re: FBI MoneyPak Virus
And I have to add, if the only flaw you found in that message was the bad location, you really need to brush up on - something...
I think I can say with absolute certainty that the FBI does not let people off the hook for such supposedly serious charges merely because they chose to send $300 via "Green Dot MoneyPak withing 72 hours".
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