Strathclyde Police - the force responsible for Glasgow and West Central Scotland - has issued a warning about a new scam appearing online. Apparently, a pop up is appearing telling users that their PC has been locked as they are guilty of viewing adult content. They are requested to call a number and pay a fine of one hundred pounds sterling to have it unlocked!
When I read this article, I first of all laughed, then I wondered what the online scammers will come up with next. Pretty soon, however, I thought that if anyone is actually stupid enough to fall for it, they deserve to lose their hundred pounds. What do you think? Guilty consciences, perhaps...???
Scammers may prey on the stupid, but they also prey on the uninformed. I can see many older folks falling for this, not because they are stupid, but just because they believe they've done something wrong. This is a sick, sick attack on the vulnerable.
Thanks so much for sharing. It's another pitfall to make our friends aware of.
This is an excellent point, Sally's Trove. You are absolutely correct. I hadn't thought of that. I suppose there may be some people who are so horrified by the suggestion that they would gladly pay up rather than face any potential "Shame" in the eyes of their peers.
Thank you for pointing this out. Hopefully, whoever they are, they will be caught soon!