My phone won’t work and the only thing I see is this page called Cheshire Constabulary Scam. It says I had child/rape porn on my phone, which I don’t have or have ever seen before and it wants me to pay a fine for it. I’ve looked it up on my computer and it says that it’s a virus and I would like to know how to get rid of it. Can you help? Is there a way to remove this scam from my phone? I really need to use my phone now. Please help me remove this stupid thing from my phone. I would appreciate.
Brief introduction of this Cheshire Constabulary Scam
If you are asked to pay $200 to unlock your phone or your tablet and got the attention about Cheshire Constabulary Scam, I would like to tell you that your device has gotten virus. This virus has infected many users’ device like Samsung, HTC, ZTE, LG and so on. When your device gets infected by this virus, your device will be locked and show “ATTENTION! Your phone has been blocked up for safety reasons”. It may say that you have visited some porn websites or something illegal. The mainly purpose of this virus is getting money from you. So don’t pay to the virus to unlock your phone. Don’t be fooled by it. Paying to the Cheshire Constabulary Scam won’t help to unlock your phone.
When your device gets infected by this Cheshire Constabulary Scam, you will not be capable to use your phone normally. You won’t be able to make a phone call or send a message. All you can do are turning your phone off and turning it back on. After your phone is back on, you will still see the virus screen. Sometimes the virus may just block your browser. In this case, you can use your phone to call and send a message but you can’t use your browser. When you open your browser, you will always get the virus page and you can’t make a search. And if you don’t remove this virus immediately, your all phone may be locked. When this Cheshire Constabulary Scam stays in your phone, the virus may install some programs to your phone to get your personal information. In this circumstance, your personal information like banking detail, phone number and email will be known by the hacker. We don’t know what the hacker will do to your personal information. But there is no doubt that your personal information will be unsafe.
Similar Screenshot of Fake Police Message on Mobile
Some specialties of this virus
Lock you out of your phone/tablet, and you just can turn your device off and turn it on.
Saying that you have visited some illegal websites or watched porn or something like that, but you never did before.
Asking for payment to unlock your device in a limited amount of time. And says if you don’t pay, you might get police trouble.
It can remotely access to your phone/tablet and get your personal information.
If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your cellphone or tablet, then your device must be suffered with a malware infection (which can be United Kingdom Police virus scam, FBI scam virus, Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security virus, FBI Moneypak virus, Prism virus, U.S.A Cyber Security virus, AFP Crime Commission virus, Cheshire Constabulary Scam and GVU Ukash Virus etc.) that blocks your access to your smartphone or tablet. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for phone and tablet literate.
How to unlock my phone/tablet from this virus? Here are the guides
1st. Since your phone or tablet is blocked by this Cheshire Constabulary Scam, you will need to get your phone or tablet first then turn it on to safe mode. By this way, you are capable to carry out malware removal steps on your device. Here is the example for you to put the android phone or tablet to safe mode. The method mentioned below is also applied to most android tablets.
Take LG Phone as an example: 1) Power down. 2) Turn on till you see the LG’s logo, press and hold Volume Down key till you access to safe mode.
Note: Zte, Sony, Samsung and other brands’ phone users can also try the same way as LG’s to put your phone to safe mode. If you have put your phone to safe mode successfully, you should see a text “Safe Mode” at the bottom left corner.
2nd. Once you have put your phone in safe mode, you are capable to uninstall malicious apps of your phone. However, the manual removal process of harmful apps requires sufficient expertise. To safely deal with this kind of ransomware and other hazardous apps, you had better contact an expert online for further removal help.
Once your phone gets infected by this Cheshire Constabulary Scam, you will get the attention saying that you have visited some illegal websites and violated some laws. This virus tells you that if you pay $200, your phone will be unlocked. I would like to remind you that don’t be fooled by it. This is scam. When you finish the payment, nothing will happen and your phone will still be locked. What you are supposed to do is to remove the virus from your phone completely. When your phone is infected by this Cheshire Constabulary Scam, your Internet may be blocked or your all phone may be locked. When your Internet is blocked, you will fail to make a search on your browser. When you open your browser, you will always get this virus page. And if your all phone is locked, you won’t succeed to access your phone, you won’t be able to make a phone call or send a message. And when the virus stays in your phone, the virus may install some malicious programs to your phone to get your personal information. It is unsafe for your personal information, so you should remove this Cheshire Constabulary Scam virus as soon as you can.
Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on June 12, 2016 5:35 pm