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A woman behind a massive "scareware" scam has been fined $163m (£101m) by US authorities.
Kristy Ross ran an operation that tricked its victims into thinking their computer had been infected with malicious software - and then charged them between $40 and $60 to "fix" it.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been pursuing the case since 2008.Scareware Fraudster Fined $163 Million [bbc.co.uk]
The scam products' names included Winfixer, DriveCleaner, FreeRepair, WinAntivirus, WinAntispyware and System Doctor.
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