The Vigo County Sheriffs Department and other law enforcement agencies are warning of a computer scam.
The scam involves an FBI popup message that is really a Trojan in disguise that locks your computer system.
The message cites copyright laws and criminal code violations and states that the user has done something illegal, such as downloading or distributing copyrighted material, viewing child pornography or distributing spam. The message will also say something to the effect that you can avoid prosecution if you pay a fine.
It is also a virus that is trying to obtain banking and other financial information from your computer.
There have been local reports of the pop-ups.
Sheriff Gregg Ewing says that no government agency is going to demand you pay a fine or go to jail over the internet. Remember don’t open emails or click links from people you don’t know and always keep your virus and mal-ware programs up to date.