FTC SENDS REFUNDS TO VICTIMS OF TECH SUPPORT SCAMS
The Federal Trade Commission is sending PayPal payments totaling more than $7 million to victims of a tech support scam.
According to the FTC, Vast Tech Support, LLC and OMG Tech Help, LLC used free security scanning software trials to trick people into thinking there were problems with their computers and then pressured them into buying tech support products and services.
The FTC is sending 127,219 refunds through PayPal over a 2-day period beginning on October 14, 2020. If you receive a PayPal payment, you have 30 days to accept the payment. For more details about the PayPal payment process, please read our related FAQ.
If you have more questions or think you should have received a refund, please call the refund administrator, Rust Consulting, at 1-800-865-3878.