Scam using Australian Federal Police Logo

Scammers are continuing to use the Australian Federal Police (AFP) logo in an attempt to defraud Australians by asking them to pay sums of money to unlock their personal computers. The ‘pop up’ message purports to be from the AFP and informs the computer user that their computer is ‘locked’ and requires the user to pay a fee to ‘unlock’ their system. The appearance of the ‘pop up’ message is due to a virus that is on the personal computer.

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