Court tells tech support scammers to pay up

A U.S. District Court recently ordered the operators of several international tech support scams to pay more than $5.1 million for convincing people that their computers were riddled with viruses and then charging for bogus support services.

We’ve written before about tech support scammers. They call and claim to work for well-known companies like Microsoft, Norton or McAfee. They say your computer is infected with malware and then ask for remote access so they can “fix” it. Or they place ads in online search results to trick you into calling them.

You might have gotten a call like this:

A 2012 FTC crackdown on tech support scams led to the recent court order. Unfortunately, new scammers pop up quickly. If you get an urgent call from someone who wants remote access to your computer, hang up and report it at ftc.gov/complaint.

Blog Topic: Avoid Scams

Comments

Please make sure you get money from Spirit airlines its the biggest SCAM going start a class action with a minimum of $5,000 per person after lawyer fees. I am writing to all Federal Agencies involved with airlines. Thank you!

THANK YOU

I receive such calls twice a month, for the last half year. At this point in time,
I will start to record/report all such phone calls, to include phone numbers,
And contact times.

THEY SCAMMED ME

I've had Rachel and all her Sisters call me about my credit card! Then I call Ohio AG and they told me they were scammers! Like Id give my CC # out to someone I don't know over the phone! So after yrs of telling these ppl to take me off their list bcuz I don't have a Credit Card they havnt called back for over a year now! Finally some relief from these crooks!

SYSTWEAK.COM, Tuneuppro.com & THEPHONESUPPORT.COM ARE THEY SCAM OR LEGIT?
The above websites/companies, have the same modus operandi as Boost Software Inc & Vast Tech Support/OMG Tech Help, who are now shutdown by FTC and court order.
I request FTC to please undertake an investigation and find out what's going on, thanks and keep up the good work.

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