Over the weekend my computer was locked by a so-called FBI notice that in short said I had been watching child pornography on it; and if I didn’t pay $300 to unlock it, I could go to jail for two to eight years; and that I had to go to a CVS or other noted place to pick up a payment packet and send the money before they would unlock the computer.
I called my computer company, and they confirmed it was a scam that was circulating. It took much of Monday afternoon to fix — not to mention the cost.
So beware. It looks like the real thing and is intended to scare people into paying. I understand it is almost impossible to track these scams down.
What a world.