FTC: Fake customer support firms to pay $5.1 million
The court was acting on Federal Trade Commission charges. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued default judgments against fourteen corporate defendants and fourteen individual defendants that allegedly operated the tech support scams.
The operations were mostly based in India and targeted English-speaking consumers in the United States and several other countries.
The default judgments permanently ban the defendants from marketing any computer security-related technical support service. The judgments also ban them from continuing their deceptive tactics and from disclosing, selling or failing to dispose of information they obtained from victims.
The judgments in each case are:
FTC v. Pecon Software Ltd. et al; FTC v. Marczak et al.; FTC v. PCCare247 Inc. et al.; FTC v. Finmaestros, LLC et al.; FTC v. Lakshmi Infosoul Serivces Pvt. Ltd. et al.; and FTC v. Zeal IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd. et al. ■