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FTC looks to shut down fake tech support scams with Operation Tech Trap

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is cracking down on tech support scams that have cost consumers hundreds of dollars. Operation Tech Trap, announced on Friday, is an effort by the FTC and state, federal, and international law enforcement partners to end scams that con consumers into thinking their computers are infected with viruses and malware, and charge them for unnecessary repairs.

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