State of Washington v. Secure Computer, LLC, Case No. 006-0126 (W.D. Wash. Jan. 24, 2006).
Factual Background Edit
In 2006, the State of Washington filed lawsuits against Secure Computer, a company that used deceptive pop-up advertisements to convince consumers to purchase fake security software by falsely claiming that they had spyware on their computers.
The company settled for $1 million in December 2006 and agreed to reimburse consumers who had purchased the fake products.