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[TheNextWeb] FTC wins $163 million from woman who tricked 1 million users into thinking their PCs had malware

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Four years after filing its case, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has finally finished its first legal fight against scareware, including instances with names such as WinFixer, WinAntivirus, DriveCleaner, ErrorSafe, and XP Antivirus. A federal court has imposed a judgment of more than $163 million on the final defendant, Kristy Ross.

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who does the money go to? I'd like to think to the people who got tricked but somehow I doubt it will happen.
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A gggrrrr making computer software? Incredible! Too bad it doesn't do anything, or at least that's what it is presumed to be...lol
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Yeah where does the money go to? All those 1 Million people?
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I'd recognize that Wenkel compression rotary anywhere! My first car.
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Yeah where does the money go to? All those 1 Million people?

It goes to the FTC.

Lose-Lose situation.
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It goes to the FTC.
Lose-Lose situation.

Damnit. I hope they give it to charity.. I'm sure TPB could go with a few new servers... or whole data center biggrin.gif
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It goes to the FTC.
Lose-Lose situation.

Damnit. I hope they give it to charity.. I'm sure TPB could go with a few new servers... or whole data center biggrin.gif

Or use the money to track down more criminals doing crap like this online. Would be hard to give that money back to 1 million addresses worldwide. Charity works too though.
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