If pop-up messages appear on your screen while you are browsing the internet or using an app, claiming that you have been fined a specified amount of money, accused of looking at materials that's against the law, that your computer or device has vulnerabilities, or your computer/device is infected with a virus or some other malware, you should disregard them because they are scams created by cyber-criminals.
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The fake messages are placed in online advertisements and on fake or malicious websites.
The fake and malicious messages were created to frighten the cyber-criminals’ potential victims into:
Remember, the only thing that can detect a virus or malware on your computer or device is the antivirus, anti-malware or anti-spyware software or application installed on it. So, anything else that say otherwise, should not be trusted.
Also, the police or your local authorities will not contact you using pop-up message notifications.
This scam is similar to the following:
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