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FBI alert or SCAM

OK, first of all last night I was surfing web-sites that were fun but not particularly "up-right." Anyways, all of a sudden, my Micro-soft security goes off and my computer locks down with a message

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Old 10-09-2012   #1 (permalink)
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FBI alert or SCAM

OK, first of all last night I was surfing web-sites that were fun but not particularly "up-right." Anyways, all of a sudden, my Micro-soft security
goes off and my computer locks down with a message from the FBI that I
have visited a children's porn site and I must pay a $200.00 fine within 72 hours or be prosecuted. This was wierd, because, kids are not my thing.
There were instructions to use green dot Money Pak and use the special
MoneyPak number - enter it onto the screen and my computer would be
unlocked within one to four hours.
So, this afternoon, I went to the Walgreens, bought the $200 MoneyPak,
and came home, ready to enter the number and be over with it,
When I wiggled the mouse - the regular screen came on, the anti virus pro-tection was at peace, etc. As if nothing happened.
HAVE I BEEN SCAMMED???
Anything like this happened to you?
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Old 10-09-2012   #2 (permalink)
bobg4400 is offline


Yes its a well known virus you got scammed
It turns up on the first page of google results when you google moneypak lol
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Old 10-09-2012   #3 (permalink)
ryan25yo is offline


SAME thing happened to me, man! Same result, too. So glad I didn't send that money!
It's a total scam!
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Old 10-09-2012   #4 (permalink)
MASSIVEPKGO_CHUCK is offline


You were spoofed there, bro. It sounds like a sleeper virus embedded in a phony site somewhere. Let that be a lesson when you go to sites like that again.

Ya ain't seen an attitude like a North jerseyan attitude. Hey,hetero 5'10", 185 lbs, brown/black hair, hazel green eyes, 10.5X7.5, looking for that very special romance.

I'm not interested in getting PM's from complete strangers, nor do I wish any solicitations about cock size, getting together. etc. So trust me when I tell you that you will be deleted from my message banks and put on ignore.

If I don't know you, you aren't getting a friendship request approved.
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Old 10-09-2012   #5 (permalink)
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How far will they go with this shit? One must admit there s a bit of an art in thinking and creating this kind of phishing but they are quite a bit an outrage to the human intelligence nonetheless..
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Old 10-09-2012   #6 (permalink)
tbrguy is offline


Scam.

Just a slight variation on a theme used by virus writers for years.

Which statute were the 'FBI' citing as their charter to behave this way?

None? Funny that, I'm sure no such law exists in the US.

If someone wanted to convict you of child sex offences, which they invariably do if they suspect you of visiting the nastier type of sites and especially if they think you paid (because that confirms you colluded - were aware and deliberately visited the site and using your card is supposed to confirm it as you; but see anything about Operation Ore in the UK to see how this is not necessarily true), they would just turn up unannounced and seize your PC before you had chance to destroy any incriminating evidence.

Sorry to ramble on a bit, but I used to be an ISP in the UK and follow this sort of stuff quite closely.

"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Old 10-09-2012   #7 (permalink)
stustu is offline


Thanks for all the input. I found the FBI "fake - fines" after I posted.
OK, next question. I paid the $200 onto the card, but never send the MoneyPak number. Has the money gone to them (scammers) or is it sitting on this card ?
Sorry to be so stupid, not up-to-date with the cyber world. Thanks again folks.
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Old 10-09-2012   #8 (permalink)
tbrguy is offline


Sorry I don't know anything about this MoneyPak system you mention, but...

...it would be a good idea to make sure all your antivirus stuff is up to date; and run a check or two with other tools just make sure there's nothing lurking, doing who knows what else, on your PC.

"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."

Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Old 10-09-2012   #9 (permalink)
lovinglife is offline


If the FBI was accusing you of looking at child porn, they would be after way more than $200...

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Old 10-09-2012   #10 (permalink)
MASSIVEPKGO_CHUCK is offline


Might I suggest if you haven't used that $200 moneypak to apply it to your GREEN DOT CARD(If you have one!), and save it for a rainy day, or when you're a little short of cash.
Speaking as someone who does have a Green dot Master card that those little beauties come in handy for small things like coffee.

Ya ain't seen an attitude like a North jerseyan attitude. Hey,hetero 5'10", 185 lbs, brown/black hair, hazel green eyes, 10.5X7.5, looking for that very special romance.

I'm not interested in getting PM's from complete strangers, nor do I wish any solicitations about cock size, getting together. etc. So trust me when I tell you that you will be deleted from my message banks and put on ignore.

If I don't know you, you aren't getting a friendship request approved.
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Old 10-10-2012   #11 (permalink)
SprinkleMe69 is offline


The money should still be there. Use it soon because green dot cards charge $5.95 a month to just have money on them. Spend the money! Gas, food, etc.

When in doubt just rub one out



"I am a GOOD girl.
I will NOT, however, behave myself."
~Jes The Militant Baker blog
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Old 10-10-2012   #12 (permalink)
kenny233 is offline


Anything that appears on your computer that suggests you enter a credit car number to clean a virus or delete nasty browsing history is always a scam or phishing scheme. Never enter any information unless you are purchasing a product from a legitimate site.

You should also research "rogue anti-virus" scamming to make sure you understand it and don't become a victim.

If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space
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Old 10-10-2012   #13 (permalink)
MASSIVEPKGO_CHUCK is offline


Quote:
Originally Posted by SprinkleMe69 View Post
The money should still be there. Use it soon because green dot cards charge $5.95 a month to just have money on them. Spend the money! Gas, food, etc.
Precisely! And while it's not being used for it's intended purpose, it's still found money usable where they accept it, which is most places.

Ya ain't seen an attitude like a North jerseyan attitude. Hey,hetero 5'10", 185 lbs, brown/black hair, hazel green eyes, 10.5X7.5, looking for that very special romance.

I'm not interested in getting PM's from complete strangers, nor do I wish any solicitations about cock size, getting together. etc. So trust me when I tell you that you will be deleted from my message banks and put on ignore.

If I don't know you, you aren't getting a friendship request approved.

Last edited by MASSIVEPKGO_CHUCK; 10-10-2012 at 11:47 AM..
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Old 10-10-2012   #14 (permalink)
rbkwp is offline


WILL
the real FBI, please stand up
to these scammers and assholes
naaaah theyre too busy chasing down Mr Dotcom (Megaupload founder, possibly a crook, but so was Nixon?)
& influencing our Govt Agencies into there wily ways .

Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

"ave atque vale"
(hail&farewell)
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Old 10-10-2012   #15 (permalink)
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folks, many thanks for your help and assistance.
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