FTC compensates 3,800 victims of Microsoft support scam with $176 check


Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/ftc-compensates-3800-victims-microsoft-support-scam-176-check-83611/

The American Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will sent a $176 check to 3,800 victims of the infamous Microsoft support scam. Many of the victims received a fake pop-up that stated their computer was infected with malware. The popup appeared to come from Microsoft or another well-known tech company.