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在线技术支持欺诈计划的肇事者,最初被微软关注美国当局的注意,被联邦法院遵循据称欺骗数百名老人和脆弱的受害者司法部宣布Tuesday.

美国地区法院佛罗里达州南部地区发出了永久禁令,对加利福尼亚州格伦代尔59号迈克尔布莱恩科特,和四家公司:新加坡注册全球数字礼宾池。有限公司,以前称为科技实时连接PTE。Ltd .;Nevada注册公司Sensii Ventures Incorporated和Ne Labs Inc。和纽约登记了Kevisoft LLC。

The order bars all from selling technical-support services or software via telemarketing or websites.

根据Doj新闻发布,投诉于10月份提交据称,工科委员会在印度的合作者与至少2011年到2020年合作,以经营技术支持欺诈计划。美国消费者通过互联网弹出邮件联系,这些消息被错误地似乎是来自微软或其他知名公司的安全警报。从释放:

The messages fraudulently claimed that the consumer’s computer was infected by a virus, purported to run a scan of the consumer’s computer, falsely confirmed the presence of a virus and malware, and then provided a toll-free number to call for assistance. When victims called the toll-free number, they were connected to India-based call centers participating in the fraud scheme. Call center workers asked victims to give them remote access to their computers and told victims that they detected viruses or other malware on their computers. Eventually, the call center workers would falsely diagnose non-existent problems and ask victims to pay hundreds of dollars for unnecessary services and software.

Cotter and others registered website domains, set up shell companies, and entered into relationships with banks and payment processors to facilitate the collection of hundreds to thousands of dollars from victims of the scheme, for unwanted and unnecessary tech-support services.

DOJ所说的微软往往受到这些计划的人常常冒充,被认为是将犯罪带来跨国欺诈罢工力量的注意力。联合执法努力是成立于2019年6月调查和起诉与外国欺诈计划相关的个人和实体,不成比例地影响美国老年人。

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