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Microsoft Tech Support Scam Call Operator Sentenced in 'Landmark Case' In U.K.

rjmarvin (3001897) writes | about 6 months ago

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rjmarvin (3001897) writes "Mohammed Khalid Jamil, who ran the London-based SmartSupportGuys company, was sentenced in the U.K. to four months jail time and over $40,000 in fines for hiring Indian call center workers to impersonate Microsoft tech support workers http://sdt.bz/69014. The fraudsters posing as "Microsoft-certified" engineers gained access to customers' computers, installed malware and then tricked customers into paying for free software.he U.K. National Trading Standards Board eCrime unit called the decision a “landmark case,” http://www.tradingstandardsecr... and the first successful U.K. prosecution of someone involved in the Microsoft call scam. It's the first international action taken against Microsoft scammers since October 2012 when the U.S. Federal Trade Commission shut down and charged six tech support scams originating from Indian call centers. Since then, a new wave of fraudulent calls http://yro.slashdot.org/story/... has begun plaguing Microsoft customers in the U.S. and U.K."

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