Microsoft? After this I think it very difficult
if it ever had possibilities...
..."According to the complaint, the defendants caused consumers’ computers to display advertisements sometimes designed to resemble security alerts from Microsoft or Apple. These ads warned consumers that their computers may be infected with malware and urged them to call a toll-free number to safeguard both their computer and sensitive personal information stored on it. Consumers who called the numbers in these ads were routed to the defendants’ call center in Boynton Beach, where telemarketers purported to run a series of diagnostics tests that inevitably discovered the existence of grave problems that the call operator claimed must be immediately fixed at a cost of $200 to $300."
by the way, because the biggest fine has been for Gary ($ 125,000)
It would be interesting to know if they have already paid,
judgment of the court is May 12
"Defendant Oberman is ordered to pay to the Commission One Hundred
Twenty-Five Thousand Canadian Dollars ($125,000.00), which, as Defendant
Oberman stipulates, his undersigned counsel holds in escrow for no purpose other than payment to the Commission. Such payment must be made within 7 days of entry of this Order by electronic fund transfer in accordance with instructions previously provided by a representative of Plaintiffs. Upon such payment, the remainder of the judgment is suspended as to Defendant Oberman, subject to the Subsections below."