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Another Win for the good guys: International investigation shuts down Tech Support Scam

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#1 Blade


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:46 PM

The FTC and authorities from Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom have joined forces to crack down on tech support scams. Today it was announced that the joint investigation has resulted in the shutdown of an international network that was responsible for scamming tens of thousands of individuals. Targeting 14 companies and 17 individuals, to date the investigation has resulted in the freezing of nearly $200,000 in assets, and the number is expected to continue to rise as the investigation continues.

Read the full article at: http://www.zdnet.com/regulators-smash-global-phone-tech-support-scam-operation-7000005195/

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:42 AM

This is great news, I had a friend who was recently called by one of these scammers. He told the person that he had a Mac though, the scammer just gave up. The number originated in India as the news article suggests.



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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:59 AM

This is a VERY good thing to hear this morning .. being I work customer service for a legit Tech Support company .. we would have calls from customers saying Microsoft called them saying they need their computer repaired .. then the customer allowing them to do a remote support connection .. I am VERY happy to hear this .. YAY for the good guys!!!!!!!!!! :busy:

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:52 PM

Grinler's dealings with them.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:35 AM

Good news to hear.

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