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Alleged Spyware Scammers Sued By FTC

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Posted by elliot on Oct 10, 2004 - 06:40 AM

In the first case filed against alleged spyware scammers, the FTC charged Seismic Entertainment Productions, Smartbot.Net, and Sanford Wallace with secretly installing spyware on computers causing unstoppable myriads of pop-up ads to be displayed, then sending messages advising "Spy Wiper" or "Spy Deleter" had to be bought for $30 to stop the infection.

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire has been asked to grant a TRO enjoining this alleged scam.

Read the article at U.S.A. Today [1].

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