Connecticut Better Business Bureau says a new program is designed to shut down fake computer technician scams that have tricked consumers into paying hundreds of dollars to regain access to their computer files.
The crackdown is called “Operation Tech Trap,” and involves federal, state and international partners to stop criminals from tapping into people’s computers, locking their screens and demanding a ransom to regain access to their files.
The information was announced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in a news release:
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