Federal Trade Commission Mailing Partial Refunds to 37,000 People Involved in Tech Support Scam

By  //  March 23, 2018

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ABOVE VIDEO: Callers impersonate legitimate technical support companies to fool computer users into handing over their personal information or sending money.

(FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION) – The FTC is mailing partial refunds to about 37,000 people who bought unnecessary tech support products and services from Inbound Call Experts, also known as Advanced Tech Support.

People are eligible for refunds if they bought the company’s products and services between April 2012 and November 2014, and filed a refund claim with the FTC before October 27, 2017.

According to the FTC, the company’s telemarketers tricked thousands of people into buying unnecessary products and services by pretending there was something wrong with their computers.

As part of a settlement with the FTC, the company paid $10 million, which the FTC is using for refunds.

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The FTC refund checks will come by postal mail. You never have to pay to get a refund from the FTC.

If someone contacts you and asks you to pay, it’s a scam.

Click here to any scam to the Federal Trade Commission.