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Windows 7: At FTC’s Request, Court Shuts Down New York-Based Tech Support Scam Bu

24 Oct 2014   #1
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 
At FTC’s Request, Court Shuts Down New York-Based Tech Support Scam Bu

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At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has shut down a company that scammed computer users by tricking them into paying hundreds of dollars for technical support services they did not need, as well as software that was otherwise available for free.
Source: At FTC?s Request, Court Shuts Down New York-Based Tech Support Scam Business | Federal Trade Commission


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24 Oct 2014   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Yay!!
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24 Oct 2014   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Good riddance!
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24 Oct 2014   #4
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

Freezing assets is nice, fines are cool, but they need to spend time BEHIND BARS.
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24 Oct 2014   #5
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I'm glad they are finally doing something. It's about time.
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24 Oct 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Freezing assets sounds good but the big money is probably in a account in a country where they will be very difficult to get.
Very very very long time in prison would be a good starting place.
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24 Oct 2014   #7
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Above all the other punishment not being allowed to own or use a computer or any other device that connects to the internet either directly or indirectly should do it.
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25 Oct 2014   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

A long time in prison should make it a little easier to control access to the internet.
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25 Oct 2014   #9
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

That's exactly what happened to someone at the Senior Center where my wife works. About 5 weeks ago a company that sounds very similar to that one cold called these people, told them they were affiliated with MS, remotely accessed their PC & charged them for "optimization" services & what they claimed was "their software." The tool they said was theirs was JRT. They charged them $199.00 for the software & a 3 year contract.

I advised the lady to contact her credit cards fraud division & see if there was anything they could do. Last time I saw her, she said the company was looking into what the options were.
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25 Oct 2014   #10
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Another down, another one pops back up....

But it's worth fighting to stop it.
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