SALT LAKE CITY – The Federal Commerce Fee is place heavy restrictions on a Utah-based firm that supplied tech help.
Elite IT Companions, Inc., might be “completely banned from providing tech help services to shoppers,” the FTC says.
The corporate agreed to the restrictions to settle accusations of fraudulent conduct.
The FTC alleged that Elite IT Companions, Inc. tricked shoppers into believing they’d viruses on their computer systems.
The corporate would diagnostic checks that the FTC says had been “bogus.”
Elite IT would then pitch costly providers and antivirus software program, the FTC claimed.
The FTC additionally alleged that Elite IT would declare to be with firms like Microsoft.
As a part of the settlement, Elite IT and its president and CEO, James Martinos, had a judgment of $13.5 million levied towards them.
The $13.5 million was suspended due to an incapacity to pay it. As an alternative, Elite IT agreed to show over sure property and pay $173,500.
The complete quantity will enforced if the FTC finds the corporate misrepresented its funds, the FTC says.