FBI Virus – Moneypak Scam – Greendot Scam

 

If you are infected, please do not fall victim to these scammers. Give us a call at 931-320-9820 to schedule a virus removal. We’ll remove all computer viruses and install free software to help prevent reinfection in the future, for only $40.

By now, there are several variants of essentially the same scam/virus/ransomware that you see in the picture.  This virus is particularly nasty because in most cases, the malware completely locks the user out of their computer unless they pay to remove the block.  Victims’ computers are infected by visiting infected website or unknowingly downloading infected files.

Text of FBI Virus malware:

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You have been violation Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of United States of America.

Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of two to five hundred minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for two to eight years.

You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porno, Zoofilia and etc). Thus violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of United States of America. Article 202 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for four to twelve years.

Illegal access has been initiated from your PC without your knowledge or consent, your PC may be infected by malware, thus you are violating the law of Neglectful Use of Personal ComputerArticle 210 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to $100,000 and/or a deprivation of liberty for four to nine years.

Pursuant to the amendment to the Criminal Code of United States of America of May 28, 2011, this law infringement (if it is not repeated – first time) may be considered as conditional in case you pay the fine to the State.

Fines may be paid within 72 hours after the infringement. As soon as 72 hours elapse, the possibility to pay the fine expires, and a criminal case is initiated against you automatically within the next 72 hours!

To unblock the computer, you must pay the fine through MoneyPak of $100.

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Please understand that the FBI Virus (Moneypak Virus or Green Dot Virus) is simply an intimidating scam that encourages its victims to pay $100 to restore functionality to their computer.  Unfortunately, if the victim falls for this scam, they will have lost their $100 and have no way of recovering that money.  Additionally, your computer will still be infected and be susceptible to new ransomware.  Security Experts expect scammers to continue to develop more sophisticated and intimidating ransomware in the future.

If you are infected, please do not fall victim to these scammers.  Give us a call at 931-320-9820 to schedule a virus removal.  We’ll remove all computer viruses and install free software to help prevent reinfection in the future, for only $40.

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