FTC Targets Scareware Scammers

It’s About Time.
A lot of Innocent People Will Be Saved From These Thieves…

Scams ArtitsTechnologically sophisticated readers may find it difficult to believe the myriad ways in which unsuspecting PC users fall prey to online scams, but it happens all the time.

The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday cracked down on telemarketers who bilked consumers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars under the guise of fixing their computers. The scammers called consumers and directed them to a utility log on their computers that displays warnings and errors as part of its normal operations. The scammers would then offer to eliminate the “malware” for a fee.

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by Caitlin McGarr/PCWorld.com