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Did you fall for a tech support scam? This settlement means you could be owed cash

This is outrageous. If you purchased tech support in the past few years, you may be a victim of a scam that cost hundreds of thousands of people about $120 million.

Fortunately, the Federal Trade Commission is helping you to recover your funds. Unfortunately, you’ll only get $0.10 for every $1 that was stolen from you. The scammers will only return $10 million!

That’s because companies like Advanced Tech Support, also known as Inbound Call Experts, and similar companies, don’t have enough money left to give it back to you. Your loss, right?

The scammers stole money from people by lying and pressuring them to purchase bogus tech support products and services. According to, “The defendants used high-pressure sales pitches to market tech support products and services by falsely claiming that people’s computers were infected with viruses and malware.”

Note: Keep reading to find out specific details about how to claim your refund. But, read all this information carefully! Now, scammers are pretending to be government officials calling to help you get your money back.

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How To Claim Your Refund

You are eligible for a refund if you purchased tech support or products from Advanced Tech Support between April 2012 and November 2014. But, hurry! The FTC’s deadline to claim your refund is October 27, 2017.

Here’s what you must know:

The FTC has sent emails to anyone eligible for a refund. If you received that email, you can call the FTC at 877-793-0908 to request your refund. Or you can apply for your refund on the FTC site here.

But be careful. Scammers never rest. Some scammers are calling people like you, claiming to be from the government. They say they’ll help you apply for a refund. Do NOT fall for this scam.

The FTC will NEVER ask you to pay to apply for a refund. Plus, if you did not receive an email from the FTC with a claim number for your refund, you are not eligible for a refund. If you’re not sure, call the FTC refund claim phone number above.

Apply for your refund here:

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