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The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers of a malware program that locks up your computer and demands you pay a fine or criminal charges will be filed.
The BBB received a call Tuesday afternoon from a local consumer whose daughter's computer was displaying a message from the "FBI" stating she had violated federal law by illegally using or distributing copyright laws and is subject to fines up to $100,000.
Hundreds of thousands of Internet uses may lose online access on July 9, 2012, and Better Business Bureau urges consumers and businesses to run a diagnostic test to see if computers are infected.
The FBI announced today that an existing fraud tip line is now accepting information from the public about suspected fraud associated with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.