Citation Edit

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.

Settlement Edit

The company settled for $1 million in December 2006 and agreed to reimburse consumers who had purchased the fake products.

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