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Fake support scammer take-down

October 27th 2014 in safety and privacy on the Internet

A New York based tech support scam business made $2,500,000 in the past two-and-a-half years. Is it any wonder those ‘your computer is infected’ phone calls are increasing?  The company in question also purchased deceptive ads online that led consumers to believe they were calling the technical support line for legitimate companies.

The defendants are Pairsys, Inc., Uttam Saha and Tiya Bhattacharya.

They’ve been shut down by the FTC and required to return monies made: http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2014/10/ftcs-request-court-shuts-down-new-york-based-tech-support-scam


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