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Google Files Lawsuit Against Work-At-Home Scammers
March 09, 2010

Internet giant Google filed a lawsuit against Pacific WebWorks and other not-yet named defendants for allegedly using the Google name and logo to promote work-at-home money-making scams.

The search engine sued Salt Lake City-based Pacific WebWorks, an application service provider and software development business, in a Utah District Court, according to CNN.

In 2008, the Better Business Bureau received 3,539 complaints against work-at home companies, and expects the number to rise in 2009.

Google's name is often used in such schemes because of its recognizable branding and good reputation.

The BBB has received 382 complaints about Pacific WebWorks in the last year, and 84% of them are related to billing or collection, refund or exchange, and sales practice issues. 

Pacific WebWorks has a BBB rating of an F. Click here to view the report.

To read the full article at CNN, click here.