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TMCNet:  BRIEF: Glasgow police warn of Internet scam

[October 03, 2012]

BRIEF: Glasgow police warn of Internet scam

GLASGOW, Oct 03, 2012 (Glasgow Daily Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- The Glasgow Police Department is receiving reports from local citizens that a pop-up screen, appearing to be from the Federal Bureau of Investigation appeared on their computers.

The pop-up stated they had been locked due to illegal computer activity, according to a release by the GPD.

"There is no way to close the pop-up window and unlock the computer without entering a code on the screen that purchases a MoneyPak for about $200," the release stated.

Officer Aaron Cowan researched the scam and found that it is a virus known as Reveton Ransomware.

Anyone who experiences this on their computer should go to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, www.ic3.gov, and complete a Complaint Referral Form, the GPD stated in the release.

You can also call the Glasgow Police Department at 270-651-5151.

___ (c)2012 the Glasgow Daily Times (Glasgow, Ky.) Visit the Glasgow Daily Times (Glasgow, Ky.) at www.glasgowdailytimes.com Distributed by MCT Information Services

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