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Can the police lock your computer for watching ilegal content

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Can the police lock your computer for watching ilegal content on the internet
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Hi.

Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.

What would you like to know about this? Can I have the detail please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Today while watching you tube a porn site opened
My camera flashed and a police site opened with my photo
Saying I would have to pay 100 pounds to unlock my computer etc
Unable to read email
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Has it locked?

This isnta police thing. It is a computer virus which does that
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Answer not quite clear
Computer still locked demanding100 pounds to unlock or I will be procured
In3 days
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
That isn't anything to do with the police.
That is a well known scam in the UK.
Do not pay them.
Have you been on any unlawful sites?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No but in the last 2 days my laptop
Jumped to a site called blue tube while watching you tube
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Ok.
This is not the police. This is a group of scammers that are well known to the police.
You can report it to the police if you have not been on any unlawful sites. Obviously it is dangerous if you have.
Come what may though, the police do not take this action.
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