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FTC files complaint about man offering fake tech support services

April 21, 2017 The Federal Trade Commission obtained an April preliminary injunction that bars a Florida man from illegally deceiving customers by falsely claiming to offer tech support services on behalf of the FTC.

Daniel “Danny” Croft has been misleading consumers by telling them that his fake companies, PC Guru Tech Support and Elite Tech Support, were hired by the FTC to contact consumers and remove malicious software installed on their computers, according to a complaint filed by the FTC.

The FTC alleges that Mr. Croft used scare tactics, contacting consumers by email and using fake FTC press releases and the names of FTC staff to trick consumers into buying unnecessary tech support services.

The ADA Center for Professional Success offers resources for dentists on how to steer clear of scams. Visit the Center’s web site, Success.ADA.org and search for “scams” in the search engine to find information on telemarketing scams, sales scams and safeguarding offices from hackers.