Who has been subjected to fake fbi scare scams

  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    Who has been subjected to fake fbi scare scams

    either while surfing the internet or by e-mail?
    One has to be extremely savvy to safely and smartly navigate the internet.  If one inadvertently go into an unknown place, a pop-up "indictating" that it is from "the FBI" states that one has committed an illegal act and his/her computer freezes.  In addition to that, he/she is told to submit payment so the computer can unfreeze. However, this is a scam and when people pay, worse things occur.  Also, fake fbi scams abound in e-mail letters also.

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  2. Katrina Speights profile image77
    Katrina Speightsposted 3 years ago

    I haven't even heard of this. My first assumption would be that the fbi would just show up at my house if I had done something wrong. Not send me an email or pop up. So I don't have to worry about this one other then to clear the virus off the computer after it was attacked.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Ah ha yes,  the FBI DOESN'T send e-mail or e-messages.  They just make a SUPRISE SHOWING.   However, there are some poor souls who continuously fall for these scams.  Sad isn't it!

 
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