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And in more good news… FTC has launched a major crackdown on telemarket tech support scams

October 3rd 2012 in Uncategorized

Details here:
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2012/10/pecon.shtm

 

Parties:
Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. Pecon Software Ltd., also doing business as Pecon Services LLC, Pecon Services, Inc.; Pecon Infotech Ltd.; Pecon Software UK Ltd.; Mahesh Kumar Shah, also known as MK Shah; Prateek Shah; Sujoy Roy; Zulfiquar Ali; and Vikas Kumar Gupta, Defendants
(United States District Court for the Southern District of New York)

Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. PCCare247 Inc.; PC Care247 Solutions Private Limited; Connexxions Infotech Inc.; Connexxions IT Services Private Limited, also doing business as Connexxions InfoTech Services Pvt. Ltd.; Vikas Agrawal, also known as Vikas Agarwal; Navin Pasari; Anuj Agrawal; Sanjay Agarwalla; and Parmeshwar Agrawal, Defendants
(United States District Court for the Southern District of New York)

Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. Zeal IT Solutions Pvt Ltd. and Kishore Ghosh, Defendants
(United States District Court for the Southern District of New York)

Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. Lakshmi Infosoul Services Pvt Ltd., Somenath Das, and Piyush Kheria, Defendants
(United States District Court for the Southern District of New York)

Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. Mikael Marczak, also known as Michael Marczak, also doing business as Virtual PC Solutions, First PC Solution, Direct PC Solution, Virtual IT Supports, and Global Innovative Services, and Wahid Ali, Defendants
(United States District Court for the Southern District of New York)

Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. Finmaestros, LLC, also doing business as technogennie, 24x7pchelp, 24x7pctech, and Transfront Solutions; New World Services, Inc., also doing business as Megabites, Solutions Inc., MegaBites Solutions, LLC, also doing business as Mega Bits, Inc.; Greybytes Cybertech P. Ltd., also doing business as Bluesystemcare, BSC, and 24×7 PCHelp; Shine Solutions Private Limited; Sanjeev K. Sood, also known as Sanjiv K. Sood; and Animesh Bharti, Defendants
(United States District Court for the Southern District of New York)


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