I got an FBI warning after clicking on a advertised porn site( I know it is a bad habit and I've been trying to break it) and a popup said 100 dollar fine and then it said either locations or ways to pay and I hit the home-button and it all went away. It did not lock my iPod and I have gotten no other warnings. Was this real or a scam? I am really quite scared about all of this since it doesn't look like other fbi scams. Help!
well just to be honest with you about the whole thing its a law that people teenagers have to be certain age to be able to get access to porn and it wouldn't surprise me if they were warning you they have laws having to do with porn i would back up out of that cause you can get in so much trouble i'm sure that you don't need the trouble that can come from it so i would stop doing it and trying to access it
That's a common spam trick. Don't worry about it you are NOT in any trouble at all. I've seen it on other legitimate porn sites and sites that have nothing to do with anything that could even potentially be "FBI" serious... it's a cheap and nasty trick that plays on normal peoples fears. Bottom line is that no law agency in the USA or Europe (where I am) can fine you like that and also the first thing you will know about any online illegal activities you are involved in will be booted feet kicking in your door at 2 am....
It is not anything to worry about, just avoid that particular site in future as they obviously have issues with malicious spam. You'll want to run a scan on your pad for malware and viruses.
this is fake and it is a pain in the but to remove it is a virus that hijacks your os and cam if u have on it says something like you were looking at child porn and u need to send money in for the fine. scam....... i have removed it from several pcs and laptops but not sure about an ipod somehow you need to restore to factory.,, it is deeply embedded in the os
That happened to me yesterday. I was listening to music on my ipod and then a ad apeared. When I tried to get out of the ad, it took me to a porn site! Then, a white popup came and said I had been caught watching rape and child porn even though I wasn't! Then it said I had to pay $500 or go to jail in the next 24 hours! Is it real or a scam? What I've done so far is clear my history, cookies, and block all porn sites. I still am worried though....;/
My iPhone got a warning on it stateing " this is and FBI warning acusing you of watching rape/porn/extra... You will be fined for $200,000 if not payed you will be arrested for 4-5 years in jail or prison" I'm freaking out is it just a fake or real help please I don't have the money to pay this fine or go to jail
Same,this happened to me a few minutes ago and I'm TOTALLY freaking out. After reading all this I feel a little better. But i think it's a scam because it asks for you're credit card info & stuff. I just hope my parents don't find about this. D: btw, will I be charged if I'm 13 years old?
Pretty sure it's a scam. Yesterday I got a message on my iPod when I accidentally clicked a pop-up ad and it said my name and told me I had to pay $250 USD (I'm in Canada...) and I had to enter my Apple ID password or I will be locked out of my device and I will be arrested within the next 24 hours. I'm sure this is a scam and after reading this I feel a lot better. At first I freaked out! I immediately deleted my search history and shut down my iPod. It said USD, which kind of makes it obvious it is a scam.
Literally just happened to me wtf do I do I'm 13 and was looking at porn when suddenly this warning popped up: Fbi. WARNING if you do not pay this fine of 500 dollars within 24 hours all your fotos (that's how they spelled it) and data etc will be erased and could be jailed and asked me to buy a green card at Walgreens or Walmart is it a scam I don't know!?