posted at 07:50
Author Name: Julie Bort
Facebook Notified The FTC Of An Alleged $2.5 Million Scam
On Friday, a New York court ordered a tech support company to cease operations while authorities investigate allegations that it was selling "Bogus" tech support to consumers, while masquerading as Facebook and Microsoft. The Federal Trade Commission asked the court to shut down this operation after Facebook alerted the FTC to what the company was allegedly doing, a Facebook spokesperson told Business Insider. The alleged scam worked like this, according to the FTC:. Pairsys bought "Deceptive ads online that led consumers to believe they were calling the technical support line for legitimate companies." They also called people on the phone pretending to be from Microsoft or Facebook. While the judge on Friday granted a temporary restraining order while authorities look into these activities, if found guilty, the FTC wants to shut the company down permanently and for the company to refund the people who paid for such services. This is another case where big internet companies will go to authorities to put the kibosh on potentially illegal activities. We know that the big Internet companies like Google and Facebook are monitoring email and files looking for images of explicit images of children, and will report that stuff if found. We also know that Facebook is scouring the Internet looking for, and warning its users about, stolen passwords.

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