"FTC" Posts

Telecom Firm FTC Acquires and Rebrands Computer Systems of Sumter

Farmers Telephone Cooperative (FTC) of South Carolina, acquires Computer Systems of Sumter. Cable, broadband & managed IT services convergence continues

5 Channel Partner Updates: Monday 11 May 2020

Today’s channel partner news involves Computer Systems of Sumter, Hercules Capital, MemSQL, MSP Navigator, Panzura, Rackspace, Tin Can & more.

FTC Issues VoIP Service Provider Warnings

Memo from FTC & FCC to VoIP service providers: Stop coronavirus robocall scams or risk losing access to U.S. market. VoIP channel partners take note.

Office Depot, Support.com Settle Computer Support Fraud Charges

Office Depot Inc. and Support.com will pay the FTC a combined $35 million to settle remote computer support fraud allegations, the U.S. government organization says.

FTC Website Helps Small Businesses Avoid Scams, Cyberattacks

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new website—ftc.gov.SmallBusiness— to help small business owners detect scams & protect their networks.

D-Link Denies FTC’s IoT Security Charges

D-Link plans to defend itself against the FTC, which alleges D-Link’s network & IP camera equipment has IoT security lapses that put customers at risk.

FTC Lawsuit vs. D-Link Puts IoT Device Makers On Notice

An Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lawsuit against D-Link essentially puts all Internet of Things (IoT) device makers on notice for alleged security lapses.

IT Service Providers Fined $10 Million for Malware Claims, Sales Tactics

Inbound Call Experts (aka Advanced Tech Support) & other defendants will pay a $10 million fine to settle charges related to fraudulent sales tactics.

Federal Court Shuts Down IT Service Provider “Scammers”

A federal court, working with the FTC & State of Florida, has temporarily shut down multiple, interrelated IT service providers for alleged deception.