Office Depot tricked people into buying PC support with fake virus “scans”

Tech-support scam — Office Depot and its software supplier have to pay $35 million toward refunds. Jon Brodkin – Mar 28, 2019 5:15 pm UTC Getty Images | eriksvoboda Office Depot and a partner company tricked customers into buying unneeded tech support services by offering PC scans that gave fake results, according to the Federal…

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Office Depot pays $35 million over claims it lied to customers about malware infections

Office Depot pays $35 million over claims it lied to customers about malware infections

Office Depot and its software supplier, Support.com, have paid $35 million to the FTC over allegations of faked malware reports that tricked customers into paying millions of dollars in computer repairs. According to the FTC, Office Depot (and Office Max, which merged with Office Depot in 2013) used a program called “PC Health Check,” which…

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