FBI warns of online scan accusing users of visiting porn sites - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The FBI is warning computer users about a new scam that not only takes your money, but accuses you of visiting child pornography websites as well.
"They're getting more boisterous," said Troy Rice, Charlotte IT expert and owner of See the Matrix off Morehead Street. "They're trying to really intimidate the average user."
The trouble begins when you click an unfamiliar link. Hackers download a virus to your computer, and you see a screen telling you that you're in trouble with the FBI for looking at child pornography. Then it demands you pay a $100 fine to the Department of Justice.
"And the scariest thing is it's probably not just the 100 bucks. You've now given them a credit card, and you've given them proprietary information, personal information, so once they have that it's even more detrimental," said Rice.
Comment ....You can delete the cookies, erase the history, defrag the drives but you will still have that guilty conscience and these bastards will want to rip you off..It amazes me that someone would actually believe that and pay black mail to the Department of Justice no less....