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Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. RevenueWire, Inc., a Canadian corporation, also doing business as SafeCart; and Roberta Leach, individually and as an officer of RevenueWire, Inc., Defendants.
FTC Matter/File Number
162 3087
Civil Action Number
Federal Court
District of Columbia

Case Summary

A Canadian company, RevenueWire, and its CEO, Roberta Leach, will pay $6.75 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges they laundered credit card payments for, and assisted and facilitated, two tech support scams previously sued by the FTC. According to the FTC, RevenueWire entered into contracts with payment processors to obtain merchant accounts to process credit card charges for its own sales of eBooks and software. The contracts prohibited RevenueWire from submitting third-party sales through its merchant accounts. In reality, however, RevenueWire used its accounts to process credit card charges and collect payments from consumers on behalf of ICE and Vast, two companies that allegedly used tech support scams to bilk consumers out of millions of dollars.