It appears that my phone Samsung galaxy core prime is hacked saying I need to pay a fine to AFP by using itunes card as form of payment and to pay within 48hrs which i havent paid and the 48hrs has passed. Failure to pay within 48hrs criminal court case will proceed. The message comes up with the AFP case number, IP address, Country the offending device. Now I am locked out of my phone totally can’t access anything. What can I do with that? And how can I keep my phone from being hacked again?
What Can I do Now? My Phone is Hacked by AFP Fine Scam Virus?
AFP Fine Scam Virus is a ransomware similar with Cyber Police American National Security Agency Virus or NSA cyber police virus asking $100 itunes gift cards. AFP Ransomware is used by cyber criminals to defraud people paying money and they take out people’s money. So actually when you see some AFP Warning Alert Notice asking you to pay a penalty via itunes card, you should notice that it’s just a scam malware not an authentic AFP government department to demand a fine. Generally, this kind of ransomware will pretends itself to be such government department, cyber police agency or law enforcement as Australian Federal Police, ICSPA, Cyber Crime Unit, American National Security Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, United Kingdom Police, Police Central e-Crime Center, or Metropolitan Police to claim that your device is blocked up for safety reasons as listed below. AFP Fine Scam Virus says you as an offender because you are accused of doing illegal activities like view and storage of forbidden child pornography and zoophilia, downloading of pirated music, video, warez and disseminating copyrighted contents and you’re suspected of criminal law article of Australia. For those reasons, your device is locked by AFP Warning Messagw Notification and you’re demanded to pay a penalty in course of 24/48 hours as a punishment, but if you let 24/48 hours pass but without payment, your case files will be transferred to the court and criminal case will be opened against you soon. On AFP Fine Scam Virus warning message screen, it hangs a countdown counter to urge you to finish payment also. All those information from fake AFP is very scaring for innocent people. Meanwhile it could show your real AFP case number, IP address, Country and the offending device OS. So many phone or tablet users are freaked out and believe that is real AFP Warning Alert Notice asking for a Fine. Don’t be a fool to fall into scam trap!
What AFP Fine Scam Virus claims about on the warning notice message is all false. It is just the scam tricking created by cunning cyber scammer aiming at stealing people’s money by any kinds of means. To make the AFP Warning Message looks genuine is easier to convince people to pay for it. On the Internet, AFP Fine Scam Virus can install itself after users visit certain hacked website including porn domains, click on fake updates, open spam email links or open a popup attractive but infected porn video. Once AFP Fine Scam is installed, it will soon lock the whole system of android device and the program and stop all apps and prevent the user from doing anything with the device until a payment of $200 in iTunes gift cards is completed. Many victims don’t think much about this AFP Fine Ransomware but rush soon to purchase iTunes gift card and send the money, but actually even though you submit the $200 dollars, your mobile device is still locked by AFP Warning Message. In fact, even though you don’t pay that fine, you will not be prosecuted or sent into prison, as all those AFP Warning Notice is a fake one not from real Australian Federal Police. Anyway, to keep your phone or tablet from being infected with AFP Fine Scam Virus, you are suggested to be careful with your online actions, and don’t visit unsafe and forbidden porn site, download popup apps or click on strange links and so on.
Similar Screenshot of AFP Fine Scam Virus Warning Message
What Changes will Happen to Phone or Tablet if Your Mobile Device Gets AFP Fine Scam Virus Warning Alert?
1. The AFP Fine Scam Virus is designed to lock your android phone and tablet for asking that you need to pay for a fine $200 in iTune Gift Card to unlock your device. In fact, it is just a big scam to extort people money.
2. It locks your phone or tablet, claiming that you’ve violated the law of local office by visiting illegal information online.
3. Soon as the fake AFP Fine Warning Message Block targets your phone or tablet, it blocks your device and prevents you from doing anything there.
4. It allows cyber hackers to remote access your android phone or tablet for your personal information and other sensitive information.
If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your cellphone or tablet, then your device must be suffered with a malware ransomware infection(which can be this AFP Fine Scam Virus, Cyber.Police Virus, 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 and GVU Ukash Virus etc.) that blocks your access to your android 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.
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AFP Fine Scam Virus Warning Message Manual Removal Guide on Android
If you see AFP Fine Alert Message blocking on your mobile device, it will be hard for you to remove it with security tool completely, because there is no perfect antivirus to kill threats on android phone or tablet and also this AFP Scam virus is very tricky and can escape from security apps. And how to unlock your android phone or tablets from AFP Fine Scam Virus ransomware? In this case, removing it manually with sufficient expertise online is the best way for tablet users to completely eliminate it from android phone or tablet.
1. Since your phone or tablet is blocked by this AFP Fine Warning Message, you will need to restart your phone or tablet to safe mode which starts up without loading any third-party add-ons. By this way, you are capable to carry out malware removal steps on your device. Here are two examples for you to put the android phone and tablet to safe mode. The method mentioned below is also applied to most android phone. Take Dell Tablet as an example:
For Dell tablet: 1) Power down. 2) Turn on till you see the Vendor’s logo, press and hold Volume Down key till you access to safe mode.
Note: Samsung, Sony, HP and other brands’ tablet users can also try the same way as Dell’s to put your tablet to safe mode. If you have put your tablet to safe mode successfully, you should see a text “Safe Mode” at the bottom left corner.
2. Once you have put your tablet in safe mode, you are capable to uninstall malicious apps of your tablet. However, the manual removal process of harmful apps requires sufficient expertise. To safely deal with this kind of AFP Fine ransomware and other hazardous apps, you had better contact an expert online for further removal help.
When your android phone or tablet is locked by a AFP Fine Scam Virus warning message and it also says your android is blocked because it is involved with the distribution of pornographic material, spam and copyrighted content that you have never done before, you should be cautious. That scaring message is a ransom message caused by a virus. It is not with real government department or police agency as it mentioned on message screen. So when AFP Fine ransowmare asks you to pay a fine via Moneypak, Paypal My Cash card, Ukash or PaySafeCard payment method or asks you to buy a $100 iTune gift card for a code, you don’t do that. AFP Fine malware just aims at extorting more money from innocent people via different tricking tactics. When you see this kind of AFP Fine Scam Virus blocking the web browser on android phone or tablet or locking the whole device, you must first figure out the way to remove the virus manually. Sending non-exited fine as it requires will not help to unlock your android phone or tablet. Even though you send money, your device will be still locked there and the ransowmare asks you to pay money again.
Published by Leo R. Oscar & last updated on July 23, 2016 10:09 am