FBI warns about new scam targeting computer owners

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on June 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM

The FBI is warning computer owners about a new scam that has been making the rounds.

Wanda Gelin encountered the scam recently when a message appeared on her computer saying that she had to pay $300 to un-block her computer. It claimed to be from the FBI, but it is actually a virus from thieves hoping to steal your money.

"It was very shocking. It was disturbing, very disturbing because then I became paranoid," said Gelin.

The FBI says that it would never ask for money or hold a computer for ransom. To protect yourself from viruses and scams, make sure your anti-virus software is up to date.
 

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