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Charles Loy
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Critical Error Code SCAM


I got the Critical Error Code SCAM notice as I browsed the Nature and Wildlife board this morning. This is a scam, but well done. It locks your computer and proclaims you have a serious virus, and has a phone number to call for instant cleaning and removal. An actual person will answer and read a pitch, asking for credit card number to proceed with the virus clean. In all it's a scam. I was shocked that it has infiltrated the FM, very bad and sad.
If you get this noisy screen locking notice, Ctrl/alt/delete to enter task manager, close the browser.



Oct 26, 2016 at 11:59 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Critical Error Code SCAM


Charles, thanks for the scoop. Have you given Fred a head's up?


Oct 26, 2016 at 05:26 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Critical Error Code SCAM


Might be related to the broken links. Thanks for the heads up!


Oct 26, 2016 at 06:16 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Critical Error Code SCAM


anthonysemone wrote:
Charles, thanks for the scoop. Have you given Fred a head's up?


yes



Oct 26, 2016 at 07:08 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Critical Error Code SCAM


Thanks Charles,
I read that you saw this while browsing our boards but it does not mean, it came from fredmiranda.com.
I would run a full scan malware/virus on your computer.



Oct 26, 2016 at 07:57 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Critical Error Code SCAM


Charles Loy wrote:
I got the Critical Error Code SCAM notice as I browsed the Nature and Wildlife board this morning. This is a scam, but well done. It locks your computer and proclaims you have a serious virus, and has a phone number to call for instant cleaning and removal. An actual person will answer and read a pitch, asking for credit card number to proceed with the virus clean. In all it's a scam. I was shocked that it has infiltrated the FM, very bad and sad.
If you get this noisy screen locking notice, Ctrl/alt/delete to enter task manager,
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Could you provide me with the page link where this happened? It would help me pinpoint the issue.



Oct 26, 2016 at 08:39 PM
 

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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Critical Error Code SCAM


Fred Miranda wrote:
Could you provide me with the page link where this happened? It would help me pinpoint the issue.


Happened at the moment I opened this page:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1457230



Oct 26, 2016 at 08:44 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Critical Error Code SCAM


Charles Loy wrote:
Happened at the moment I opened this page:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1457230


Hi Charles,
Nothing strange happening when I view that page, so it must have been a fraudulent Google ad.
Google Ads are generated from Google and not fredmiranda.com.
If I can get the Ad full URL link, I am able to block it.



Oct 26, 2016 at 09:47 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Critical Error Code SCAM


This has been happening for awhile now and has been reported several times with the links associated with the problem ..

Problem persists ..



Happened again today .. Oct. 18 2016

Here are the events from Google Chrome History (I used Task Manager to exit .. win 7).

3:16 PM
City, Street & Architecture - FM Forums
www.fredmiranda.com

3:17 PM
Digital Art, Smartphone & Abstract - FM Forums
www.fredmiranda.com

3:17 PM (Bad Guy) .. Just happens
.ttps://dnshost.me/in/0174615323569/?ads=wy0z4b6cj8
dnshost.me

3:17 PM
.ttp://engine.spotscenered.info/Redirect.eng?MediaSegmentId=29408&dcid=1_ctx_3fd3edbb-0a65-444c-8515-10edd37938e6&vmId=e992005c-6e39-406e-b022-6b1cf90c8028&abr=false&timeZoneOffset=
engine.spotscenered.info

3:17 PM
..Microsoft Official Support System
deniedentry229.com


Does anyone other than me have this experience .. ?
It only shows up here (Fred's) ..

Jefferson



Oct 27, 2016 at 02:23 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Critical Error Code SCAM


I can add to this as well, I regularly get scam pop ups and redirects when browsing FM. This is on my phone and tablet (neither are infected with malware). I have to kill the Chrome tab running FM to get it to go away.

It does look like a dodgy ad causing it for sure.



Nov 04, 2016 at 06:36 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Critical Error Code SCAM


Did get it on the iPad. Just restarted and it went away. Thanks


Nov 06, 2016 at 01:19 AM







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