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Last Fri. ( 8-23) I got on line looking for Redwing boots and spelled boots, boobs. I got a lot of web pages for boobs and my

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curiosity got the best of me and I opened one of the sites. I was on there for maybe 30 seconds and a page came up that said it was the U.S. Department of Justice. It said they were shutting down my computer and that I had to pay a fine of $300 to get my computer back. I know you should not go to one of these sights but I did not know it was against the law. I'm 68 years old on a fixed income and can't afford this. Is this sound like it is legal?

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  1. Best answer

    That is certainly a scam. The Department of Justice does not act that way and whoever operates that site is preying on the fear of naive internet browsers.

    In fact, after a review of different listings on the internet, it appears you may have a virus that is part of the scam on your computer - see http://forums.anvisoft.com/viewtopic-54-4861-0.html

    Here is a warning about this scam and virus from the FBI - http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2012/august/new-internet-scam

    Maury D. Beaulier
    Attorney at Law
    (612) 240-8005

    CALL 612-240-8005 for a Consultation. Disclaimer: Nothing in this email message creates an attorney client relationship absent a retainer agreement with this office. Any response to email inquiries should be considered general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. You should always consult a lawyer in your state regarding your specific legal matter. Visit online at http://www.minnesotaLawyers.com


  2. Totally bogus scam. Not real. Do not pay the $.

    Call 612-210-0629 For a Free Consult. This is not legal advice. This site is only to be used for general information, not advice on what to do with your specific case.


  3. scam. your computer was obviously working for you to post this.

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