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Fake police site 'fines' surfers for phony cyber crimes

A pop-up message seemingly from RCMP accusing computer users of cyber crime is one of the latest computer scams to target Canadians.

Virus locks computer while pop-up site demands $100 payment

Jennie Russell explains how a sophisticated scam locks up computer while accusing useres of cyber crime 1:36

A pop-up message seemingly from RCMP which accuses computer users of cyber crime is one of the latest computer scams to target Canadians.

The sophisticated virus locks your computer and demands a $100 fine for alleged crimes of copyright infringement, pornography, or even terrorism.

Watch the video as CBC's Jennie Russell learns how the scam works and how it can be avoided.