Wiltshire Police identify dangerous new “police” computer scam
Wiltshire Police have issued a public warning about the latest computer scam in which a virus hijacks your PC and shows the message: “Metropolitan Police. Attention! Illegal activity was revealed!”
The suspect message tells the user that they have viewed illegal content and this supposed illegal behaviour is the cause of the blockage.
Users are then offered the chance to pay a certain amount of money to have the problem fixed and promises are made that the supposed illegal actions won’t be reported if a donation is made via Ukash service.
This virus has nothing to do with the genuine Ukash company who do not spread the virus nor do they support such fraudulent activities.
Detective Sergeant Julie Law told Marlborough News Online: “This virus looks reasonably convincing and requires a bit of technical knowledge to remove. We advise the public to seek expert advice to remove this malware from their home computer, and if they have provided any credit card/bank details contact their bank immediately.”