Fbi scam on my Android?
Long story short a porn ad popped up and it downloaded a porn app on my phone and then the fbi page cane up with my contacts and email on it as well as saying that beastily and illegal downloads sede found on it and i have to pay a fine of 500 dollars or in three days i get arrested i guess im really scared. It also completly locked my andriod i hit the home button and nothing happens even when i take the battery out and put it back in everything is back to normal for a minute or so then the fbi page comes back should i be scared or is this just a scam please help im only 17
- 4 years agoFavorite Answer
Do not pay the fine! Its basically a scam/virus that infects your phone/browser.
Turn on Safe mode-
Press and hold your phone’s power button for a few seconds until Android prompts you to turn off your phone—just as you would normally do to power it down. Next, tap and hold Power off for a few seconds until your phone asks you to confirm that you want to enter safe mode. Tap OK, and your phone will restart into safe mode.
While in safe mode, you won’t be able to open any apps you’ve downloaded onto your phone, and a “Safe mode” badge will appear in the lower left corner of your screen. You may find safe mode useful if you’re trying to determine whether an issue you’re having with your phone is due to an app you’ve installed, or due to Android itself.
Go to your phones settings and clear all browser history, cache, cookies, ext. It should unlock your phone. But no promises.
- 4 years ago
You need to start the device in Safe Mode to do that press Power and Volume - on your device when powering on(I think that works) if not look up how to get safe mode on your device... Also you need to find what was downloaded and delete it. You could also hook it up to a computer while in safe mode and find the file and uninstall it... Its just a scam nothing to worry about, a rlly annoying one at that...Source(s): Experienced it vicariously
- Bone AloneLv 74 years ago
It's an extortion. Basically you'll have to wipe your android clean or pay the 500$ to get it unlocked.
If you don't have anything important or you have things backed up on cloud then just wipe it clean.
- chrisjbscLv 74 years ago
Its just a scam. Reset your phone to factory default settings.
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- 3 years ago
Okay, basically you're not in trouble with anyone. This isn't in anyway connected to the fbi, it's called ransomware, it's basically scammers wanting you to pay money.
- BillLv 74 years ago
It is a scam. You may need to factory reset your phone.
- 4 years ago
Am i a bad person for laughing at this lol