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How a bad keystroke can lead you to SpeedUpKit 'scareware'

Jeremy Kirk | June 17, 2015
Dozens of misspelled domain names that spoof major brands are leading unsuspecting PC users to a questionable tune-up application called SpeedUpKit.

People who called EZ Tech were pushed to buy Defender Pro Antivirus for $300 and a one-time computer servicing for $250.

The FTC has taken a dim view of such schemes. Last November, it filed two federal lawsuits alleging a handful of mostly Florida-based telemarketing and software companies conned people out of $120 million.

The lawsuits alleged the companies falsely convinced people their computers had problems in order to sell them ineffective and overpriced software.

 

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