This is not a prank, its not a trick, its not a hoax, this is REAL!
About an hour ago I was checking my messages here on DA when suddenly my screen goes white and a message appears:
STOP! Your computer with ip address ****** has been blocked by the fbi for one or more of the following reasons:
>You have been violating copyright laws and illegally obtaining or distributing copyrighted media, such as music, videos etc
>You have been viewing or distributing prohibited pornographic content, such as child pornography, zoophilia, etc
>You have been illegally viewing files of another computer, or distributing content without consent
(there's more, but I can't remember all of it)
You have 72 hours to pay the sum of (apparently its different for everyone, for me it was $300), if you do not pay the above fine within 72 hours of your computer being blocked criminal charges will be pressed.
To unlock your computer you must first purchase a moneypak from one of these retailers:
CVS, Rite Aide, Kmart, Walmart, 7-11, or Walgreens
Then enter the voucher number or pin, it may take up to 72 hours to unlock your computer.
This is a complete scam! I totally freaked! All I could think was WTF?! I didn't do any of the stuff it said and I was flipping out bc I don't have $300, there was no phone number so I got on my desktop to look and see if there was a number I could call to try and straighten it out when I found this website [link]
I am happy to say that their method worked and my laptop is all better now.
However, since I was surfing DA when it happened I wanted to try and warn everyone, bc It was a real annoyance. Plus its actually really convincing and I'd hate for anyone to fall for it.