Hey, my phone is facing some problems now. Every time I turn on my phone, my screen is locked by a message saying I have violated the law for watching illegal materials. To unlock my phone, I need to pay $200 with Amazon gift card. I was about to pay the money as I don’t want to be in trouble with the police. After I went online and search it, I realized that this is a virus. Fortunately, I didn’t pay to this scam. But now my phone is still locked. How can I unlock my phone from this virus? Please help!
Phone locked unless send $200 Amazon gift card? How to Unlock it?
If your phone is locked and you are kept being asked to pay $200 through Amazon gift card, don’t fall into this trap and judge it as a real message coming from the authority. Nowadays, cyber hackers develop this kind of scam virus to attack Android phones and tablets just like what they did to the computers in the past few years. They forge this virus as a real police warning which can threaten victims to pay a great amount of money to them. To make sure this virus looks more real, this virus can show up the accurate IP address and location on the page to deceive users. Under no circumstance, should victims pay the so called fine on the message. Also, users need to be calm down when get the message as police will never do such kind of thing to your device if you really break the law.
Similar Scam Viruses Screenshots on Android Device
When you phone is locked by this $200 Amazon gift card scam virus, you will not be able to use the phone any more as this virus can block the entire system. No matter how many times you restart your phone, this virus can always pop up when you get the homepage loaded. People cannot close or bypass this warning on their infected devices until they pay. However, paying the fine cannot help them unlock their devices. Some victims say that after they paid the fine, their devices can be unlocked, but several days later, this virus can pop up and lock their devices again. If you don’t remove this virus completely from your device, this virus can appear again and again.
It is easy for cyber hackers to spread this scam virus on the Internet widely. Mostly, hackers can implant it to those pages which have been corrupted and controlled by them. Once users go to visit those pages, their devices can be targeted by this virus instantly. Also, hackers can design it as a fake app for users to install on their phones or tablets. This virus app can be automatically downloaded and installed when people go to some unsafe pages that hosted by hackers. As soon as this scam virus sneaks into target devices, it can start to block the whole system right away.
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 $200 Amazon gift card scam virus. 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 pay the $200 through Amazon gift card to this scam virus. You can’t get your money back after you notice that it is virus. This scam virus can completely block you out from your device and keep sending the message to ask you to pay. It can also scare you that you have violated the law for watching children pornography. It also tells you that if you don’t pay the fine, you will be charged by the police and taken to jail for years. Don’t believe about that. This entire thing is totally unreal. It is a malicious ransomeware that created by cyber hackers. In order to solve this issue, you need to remove this virus from your device as soon as possible so that your device can be back to normal.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide to get out of $200 Amazon gift card scam virus 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 June 6, 2016 5:50 am