Last night, I clicked a link on FaceBook and I had been taken to a page from Metropolitan Police. The page shows that I have been violated the law for watching children pornography and tells me that I need to pay 200 pounds, otherwise I will be taken to the jail. I was shocked and scared and paid the fine. But after I paid, my tablet is still locked by the warning. It is too late for me to realize that it is a scam virus. Now my money is gone and I can’t get it back, also, my tablet is still locked. What should I do now? Please help!
Phone Blocked by Fake Metropolitan Police Pop up? How to Unlock it?
Nowadays, many people get infected with this Fake Metropolitan Police Pop up on their mobile devices or tablets. Is it a real warning message coming from the police? The answer is negative. Instead, this warning is totally fake, it has nothing to do with the police. This fake warning is classified to be a kind of scam virus. It is designed by cyber criminals with evil purposes. Once it sneaks into the target devices, it will lock the entire systems. At that time, users will not be able to do anything else as this fake warning can occupy the whole system. People can’t not exit or bypass the page, what’s worse, some users cannot even power off the infected devices. In the past few years, cyber hackers create scam virus to lock computers, and now, mobile devices and tablets can be the targets of this infection as well.
Similar Scam Viruses Screenshots on Android Device
It is easy for cyber hackers to spread this Fake Metropolitan Police Pop up from the Internet. Generally, hackers can implant this virus to the pages which are corrupted and controlled by them. Pages especially porn domains can contain this kind of virus. Once people go the visit the infected pages, their devices can be targeted by this virus instantly. Moreover, some innocent users complain that their devices can be locked even they didn’t do anything. In fact, hackers can design this virus as an app which can be downloaded and installed automatically on the background without being noticed. If people visit some unsafe pages, this fake app can be downloaded automatically.
To make this Fake Metropolitan Police Pop up be more misleading, cyber hackers can decorate the fake warning with the real police logo, also, they can list the articles of laws on the page to convince people that it comes from the authority. The accurate IP address and location of users can also be listed on the warning page which will also deceive users to judge it as a real police warning. In order to unlock the device, people are asked to pay 100 to 500 pounds, and the page threats that if people do not pay the fine, they will face further punishment. It is useless to pay the money to this fake virus. Paying the money will not help you unlock your device, you will be asked to pay more as the virus is still in your device.
The Traits of the Infection
-Can lock the device and won’t let you do anything on it
-Tells you that you must pay for the violation of law by using MoneyPak or some other ways.
-You are charged for doing something illegal, but actually you didn’t.
-Tells you that your activities in this device have been recorded and your files have been encrypted.
-Your IP address and some basic information are listed on the page.
Finding all or some of these symptoms on your android device, sorry to say that your device is infected by Fake Metropolitan Police Pop up. Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts for manual removal guide.
Manual Removal Guide to Unlock Your Android Phone from Police UK Warning (For Literate)
Phone Blocked by Police UK? There is a removal guide provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Try to access the safe mode on the infected device.
What is safe mode on an android device? Just like the safe mode on Windows computers, the safe mode on android device is a diagnostic mode. It is intended to fix the issues that happen on the problematic device. In safe mode, the phone will reduce functionality. Typically, the safe mode loads as few executable modules as possible and disable all the non-core components to run. In one word, safe mode only runs the system without the third-party software.
How to get the safe mode on an android device?
There are too many brands of android devices in the world, so the way to get the safe mode can be various. We will only take a group of them as examples, if you can’t follow the tips to get the same mode on your device, please go online to find the right way to access the safe mode as the safe mode is premise to remove this infection from your device.
For Samsung Galaxy S4: 1. Power down. 2. Turn on and repeatedly tap the soft-button for “Menu.”
For Samsung Galaxy S3 and others: 1. Power down. 2. Turn on, then press and hold Volume Down (Galaxy S3 and others), Volume Up (HTC One and others), or Volume Down and Volume Up together (various Motorola devices) when the vendor’s logo appears.
If you have managed to select Safe Mode, you will see the text “Safe Mode” at the bottom left corner of the screen.
Step 2: If you can find “Safe Mode” on the left hand corner, that means your device is in safe mode already, please contact our expert for further removal instruction.
Do not trust what this Fake Metropolitan Police Pop up says to you. It is a malicious scam virus that made by cyber hackers. Once this infection infiltrates target devices, it will block the whole systems right away. Users cannot be capable to access the devices until they pay the money to the virus. However, you will lose your money and still have your device blocked by this scam virus if you pay to it. In order to unlock your device from this virus, you need to find an effective way to get rid of this scam virus completely.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide to get out of Fake Metropolitan Police Pop up that mentioned above, a quite level of knowledge is needed. Otherwise, the wrong operating on the safe mode can make the situation even worse. Please make sure you are capable of dealing with this. If not, please Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 24, 2016 6:56 am