Scam warning for anybody using Expat Shield
11 June 2012 @ 15:23
I saw this in another forum, be aware please!
This is a Scam warning for anybody using Expat Shield, not that I think it has anything to do with them actually.
This morning I switched on Expat Shield to watch BBC ‘I’ Player, then logged into MCF as I usually do, I didn’t notice that the Shield was still engaged.
All of a sudden the above appeared on the screen purporting to come from the ‘Met’.
It accuses me of illegal activity, such as watching ‘Kiddy porn’ and Rape videos and other disgusting things I don’t even understand (or want to!). It then goes on to accuse me of terroristic (?) activities and says that if I don’t pay GBP100 within 24 hours my computer will be confiscated (don’t ask me how!) and wiped clean.
It also states that I live in the UK. Now apart from one or two grammatical errors it also struck me as hilarious that a hundred quid fine will clear you of terrorist activities or of being a pedophile. They also don’t want you to pay by Debit/Credit card but by UKash or PaysafeCard which I’ve never heard of which are presumably untraceable.
It was impossible to clear and I had visions of trolling down to the PC repair shop on Monday morning. My expensive anti-malwear, anti-virus, anti-everything protection didn’t affect it or get rid of it and after 7 or 8 hours of scratching my head I eventually got rid with Spyware Blaster a free download that I’ve had on the PC for a few months.
Needless to say, Expat Shield is no longer on my laptop...........!