FBI Virus Scam Doing The Rounds

I got a head's up on this from some Facebook friends here in Ohio:

The Cincinnati [Ohio] office of the FBI issued a warning Thursday about a computer virus being used to extort money from area residents.

The virus is called Reveton. This computer virus can install itself when an Internet user visits a compromised website. Once infected, the computer locks and displays a message stating that the FBI or Department of Justice has identified the computer as being involved in activities in violation of federal law. The user is instructed to send a prepaid money card in order to have the machine unlocked or face criminal prosecution, the FBI said.


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