Victims of Tech Support Scams Could Recover ~ 10% of What They Lost

For anyone who thought that Tech Support scams aren’t a big deal – here’s a very interesting article for you.

Brief: The feds were able to successfully shut down 2 (!) tech support scams that had taken over $120 mil from marks. The sad thing: Only about $10 mil of what the scammers originally took.

Hundreds of thousands were duped by these 2 companies. They aren’t the only ones who have fallen, or will fall, for this sort of thing. And those 2 companies certainly weren’t the only ones running scams. It’s big business.

Don’t be a mark. Read our article about tech support scams and protect yourself.

And then read this Ars Technica article about the settlement.

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