Hi, unfortunately I was hit with this cyber crime unit scam, and what can I do to remove it? They are giving me 48 hours to send $500 thru PayPal which seems strange because it would be untraceable and on top of that if it’s a legal site why isn’t there a contact number? It says my device is blocked up for safety reasons. It displayed my IP Address, Location, and Name. I read something of this nature: “illegal activity distribution of child pornography”. However, I wasn’t viewing anything of that nature, so I’m curious as to why I received such a blocked cyber crime unit pop-up? Now the device is locked totally and I can’t do anything on it. Please help me exit out this scam page.
Cyber Crime Unit Scam on Android Phone or Tablet
Cyber Crime Unit Scam is actually a kind of ransomware to pretend government department, police agency or other authentic organization to warn you that you did illegal things on android phone or tablet and need to pay a fine of $100-$500 or £100 or £200 to unlock your device. Cyber Crime Unit ransomware would be titled with different name logo in different countries. In United States, this scam virus will show as FBI department banner, U.S.A. cyber crime center or Cyber.Police American National Security Agency logo and so on; and if this scam malware targets phone or tablet users from British, it will label Metropolitan British Police or SOCA (Serious Organised Crime Agency); in Canada, it usually masks with ICSPA (International Cyber Security Protection Alliance) and so on. In a word, Cyber Crime Unit Scam will scare android phone or tablet users with different authentic agency’s masks and trick users into paying money through such payment modes as Moneypak, Prepaid Paypal , PaySafeCard, Ukash or iTune gift card. When your phone or tablet is blocked by such a scam message, you should search this information first, but don’t pay for the money as it demands. To prevent it from getting into your phone or tablet, you should not visit unsafe pornography websites, open spam emails, or click on strange links popping up on the webpage you’re browsing or update fake apps so on.
Cyber Crime Unit Scam ramsomware is created by those cyber criminals to mostly target android phone or tablet to ask for ransom. The cyber criminal usually spread it on the Internet worldwide. So it will be easy to get this kind of scam virus as now we usually depend on phone or tablet for any communication or social activities. If Cyber Crime Unit ransomware gets on android phone or tablet, it will block the internet browser and then lock the whole device system with a large message screen, so you can’t use the phone or device. You will not use it to make a phone call or text a message or open anything on device. It says your device is blocked up for safety reasons. And it accuses you of breaking the law and involving such activities as distributing and sharing copyright material, sending spam email messages, and distributing pornographic material online. To make the message look like real, it shows your IP address, locations, case number and your pictures. Cyber Crime Unit Scam claims that if you want to unlock your device, you have to pay penalty equal to$100~$500 or £100~£200 via Moneypak,PayPal, Ukash, paysafecard or itune gift card within 24/48/72 hours. It threatens if you’re not able to pay the fines, they will expose info to your friends and family and all the data will be removed from your device and a criminal case will be initiated against you automatically. At first time, when you find this Cyber Crime Unit Scam alert message on phone or tablet device, you will be freaked out and think if you have really done something illegal and break the law. And then you may send money soon as it demands. But even though you pay for the fines, your phone or tablet might be still locked there. And when you know it’s a scam, you have no way to get back the money. Therefore, you should think logically and don’t hush to pay money.
If your android phone/tablet is infected with this Cyber Crime Unit ransomware, 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 virus is very tricky and can escape from security apps. And how to unlock your android phone or tablets from Cyber Crime Unit Scam Virus? 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.
Main Traits of Cyber Crime Unit Scam Virus on Android Phone or Tablet
1. The Virus is designed to lock your android phone and tablet asking that you need to pay for a fine $100-$500 or £100 to unlock your device. In fact, it is just a big scam.
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 Cyber Crime Unit warning message targets your phone or tablet, it blocks your device and prevents you from doing anything there.
4. It allows remote access to 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 infection(which can be this Cyber Crime Unit 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 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.
NOTE: Being afraid to do any wrong operation during the process of removing fake Cyber Crime Unit warning notification message on tablet or phone? Please contact YooSecurity Online Experts, we are here to help you:
Screenshot of Cyber Crime Unit Scam on Android Phone or tablet
Cyber Crime Unit Scam Virus Manual Removal Guide on Phone and Tablet
1. Since your phone or tablet is blocked by this Cyber Crime Unit Scam malware, 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 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 Cyber Crime Unit Scam warning message and it also says your phone or 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 it asks you to pay a fine via Moneypak, Paypal, Ukash or PaySafeCard payment method or asks you to buy a $100 iTune gift card for a code, you don’t do that. Cyber Crime Unit ransomware just aims at extorting more money from innocent people via different tricking tactics. When you see this kind of Cyber Crime Unit Scam ransomware block the web browser on android phone or tablet or lock 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 Tony Shepherd & last updated on February 29, 2016 5:28 am