Child Pornography Notice


Child Pornography Notice Scam: How It Works

This Child Pornography scam has two variations: as a text message on your cell phone and as an email. Let's take a look at both:

Scenario 1. As you turn on your cell phone, a message might pop up on your screen saying you are under investigation for child pornography. It also mentions your phone would be locked, preventing any further activity until you pay a fine of $400 through a prepaid PayPal credit card.

Scam Detectors Most Trusted Websites in Online Security
  1. (100): Surf the web safely. Clean up your browser, remove malicious extensions and check for privacy violations.
  2. (100): Delete your personal data from the internet and protect against scams and identity theft.
  3. ExpressVPN (100) Stay secure and anonymous online - Best VPN Out There

The phone then will be indeed locked, while this is a scam that's meant to milk money of everyone who's believing the case. Do not pay the money. Go to the Police and call your mobile phone provider to work on the unlocking on the phone.

Alternatively, the same blocked device scam could be pulled using your computer, not just your cell phone. Criminals ask for money to be sent via other untraceable ways, such as MoneyPak, Green Dot, Vanilla Reload, Ukash, Steam, Bitcoin, etc.

Watch the video below to see in action the Blocked Device scam exposed or read on:

Blocked Device Scam Video


Scenario 2. Many internet shoppers use PayPal as a safe, secure and simple way to pay for their online purchases. But with that ease of use comes a price, at least for some users of the big brand.

Scammers have been sending emails to victims claiming there are some PayPal transactions on their accounts that are being used to pay for child pornography. It is an attempt to lure the customers into giving away their bank and credit card information.

The email reads as follows: "Our system detected that you received (dollar amount here) from user (email address of supposed sender here), involved in a child pornography transaction at (date of supposed transaction here).

Reference Number: PP-561-716-513 (ex.)

In order to get verified and to lift the suspension of your PayPal account and avoid a federal investigation please complete the form attached in this email and cancel the transfer now.

Thank you,

PayPal Fraud Department"

The victim is then supposed to complete this form which requires the PayPal account details and the credit card number of the card attached to the account. Needless to say, the transaction is fake and you are primed to have your account cleaned out and your credit card maxed out.

Child Pornography Notice Scam: How To Avoid

PayPal would never send an email requesting sensitive information that they already have, and they would never threaten a customer with a federal investigation of any kind, according to a spokesperson for the company.

PayPal has confirmed these emails are scam and that potential victims should forward the email to [email protected] so they may investigate the situation further.

Many people panic at the words "child pornography", afraid that somehow their good name will be smeared, but beware of ever divulging such personal information through email.

If your computer has its spam filter updated, you probably will not receive this through your regular email; any correspondence that actually comes from PayPal regarding your account will not be routed to your spam folder. If you do receive this email, forward to PayPal's real fraud investigation team; do not respond directly to the sender.

Child Pornography Notice Scam: How To Report

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report To The FTC Here


How To Protect Yourself More

If you want to be the first to find out the most notorious scams every week, feel free to subscribe to the Scam Detector newsletter here. You'll receive periodical emails and we promise not to spam. Last but not least, use the Comments section below to expose other scammers.

Related Articles and Pages

Facebook Customer Service Number Scam

Food Delivery Near Me Scam

How Scammers Hack Into Your Facebook Account

Binary Options Trading Scam

Amazon Shopping Credits Scam

UFC Tickets On Sale Scam

Bank Machine Device Scam

Verify a website below

Are you just about to make a purchase online? See if the website is legit with our validator:


loding img
Searching: Domain age, Alexa rank, HTTPS valid, Blacklisting, SSL certificates, Source code, Location, IP address, WOT Trustworthiness, Spam reports, Advanced technology, Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, Contact options
identity theft protection


1. Top 5 Amazon Scams in 2024
2. Top 5 PayPal Scams in 2024
3. How To Spot a Scam Email in 2024
selma hrynchuk
Selma HrynchukSelma is a fraud prevention specialist renowned for her expertise in private eye investigations and a remarkable partnership with law enforcement agencies. Beyond her investigative triumphs, her public speaking engagements and written works have empowered countless individuals to protect themselves and stay ahead of deceptive schemes. Selma's legacy shines as a tenacious agent of change, unyielding in her commitment to battling fraud and ensuring a safer world for all.

2 thoughts on “Child Pornography Notice”

  1. Mervin Wingard

    The ad for GetSafe home security amidst all the scam warning websites, though somewhat related to personal security, could make it look like GetSafe is also a scam.

  2. Best way to avoid ransomware is to have a good AV program that also protects against ransomware. I’ve been using Malwarebytes for years. As for the fake emails, gmail does a good job of putting those in the spam bin.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *