Local FBI Receiving Calls Regarding Weird Message Popping Up on Computer Screens

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been flooded with calls from people in the Basin with a weird message popping up on their computers.

It's a virus telling the user the FBI is freezing their computer due to criminal activity.

It also says you need to pay $200 to retrieve your files and avoid charges

Officials say this is not a legitimate message, it's a computer virus and therefore you should not click on it.

If you do find it happening on your computer, you can get rid of it with most anti-virus software and then you're asked to report it at www.ic3.gov.