17 May

FTC launches crackdown on tech support scammers

On Friday, the FTC, along with federal, state and international law enforcement partners, announced that the coordinated effort includes 16 civil and criminal legal actions (PDF) – including complaints, settlements, indictments, and guilty pleas – against tech support scammers that trick consumers into believing their computers are infected with viruses and malware, and then charge them hundreds of dollars for unnecessary repairs.

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