03 Mar You are NOT wanted by the FBI
You pull out your phone to check messages and your phone is locked with an ominous message from the FBI (or another official looking agency) such as:
This phone has been locked by the Federal Bureau of Investigations for viewing prohibited content.
Pay a $300 fine and you are good to go. Or not. Yes, it is another scam, this one special for Android users. The message looks official and it’s such a shock to most, they pay the fine – all you really need to do is change your password. Here are additional ways to protect yourself and your Android phone from ABC 13 Houston:
- Be sure Android phone security setting “Unknown Sources” is NOT checked or selected.
- Newer Androids will have an additional security setting “Verify Apps” which SHOULD be selected.
- Install an antivirus that has the “Real-time” scanning feature. Recommended antivirus programs for Android are: 360 Security, Avira Antivirus Security, Avast Mobile Security, CM Security. All of these are available at Google Play https://play.google.com
- Enable two-step verification of your Gmail account that is used on the Android phone:
Watch the story here – thanks Steeleworker Chris Nocera for sharing this story with us:
Change your passwords on everything occasionally and always use 2-step verification when available!
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