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FBI Alert Scam Locks PCs
March 13, 2013
A new virus called the “FBI Green Dot Moneypack Virus” is surfacing on the internet. According to, this new type of online extortion, referred to as “ransomware,” is known to lock up PC computer screens with the FBI logo. The falsified FBI alert will claim an illegal website has been visited via your computer, and as a result, the computer will remain locked until a fine of $200 is paid.

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