Windsor RCMP warn public about computer scam with fake Mountie fine

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WINDSOR, Ont. – The Mounties in Windsor are warning the public about a scam where a fraudulent message claims a person’s computer has been frozen by the RCMP after being associated with pornography.

Police say users have complained they’ve been “locked out” of their computers after the pop-up messages demand a “$100 fine” via Ukash, an online cash payment provider.

The messages — which police call “scareware” — also say criminal proceedings will begin against the user if the “fine” is not paid within 72 hours.

The Mounties say the messages are a scam and have not been issued by the RCMP.

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