FTC and Federal, State and International Partners Announce Major Crackdown on Tech Support Scams Fraudsters tricked consumers into thinking their computers were infected, then charged them hundreds of dollars for removal of non-existent viruses, malware The Federal Trade Commission, along with federal, state and international law enforcement partners, today announced “Operation Tech Trap,” a nationwide… Read More

The beginning of the end of an Ohio man’s venture into the murky world of cryptocurrencies can be traced back to the moment investigators linked the 29-year-old to a ticket-fraud scheme nearly 2,000 miles away in California. Daniel Mercede, of Chagrin Falls, was charged last November for using stolen credit card information to buy tickets… Read More

Defendant Spread Malicious Software onto Computer Servers in the United States and Around the World for Personal Financial Gain Earlier today, an indictment was unsealed in Brooklyn federal court charging Fabio Gasperini, an Italian citizen, with crimes related to his hacking of computers, creation of a global botnet, and perpetration of a fraud in which… Read More