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Company Exec Liable for ‘Scareware’ (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a decision by the Federal Trade Commission that defendant Kristy Ross engaged in deceptive Internet advertising practices, specifically, running a deceptive Internet “scareware” scheme in violation of the prohibition on deceptive advertising in 15 U.S.C. § 45(a). The subject ads would advise consumers that a scan of their computers had been performed ...

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