Minnesota attorney general Keith Ellison is fighting back against internet scams as part of National Consumer Protection Week.
Minnesota, along with sixteen other states, are joining a year-long effort to stop tech-support scams called “Tech Support Sweep.”
Ellison filed a lawsuit in early January against Bloomington based “Teknicians” for scamming consumers.
In these cases, scammers use phone calls and online pop-up ads to trick consumers into contacting them and providing remote access to the consumers’ computers.
They then try to pressure consumers into buying unnecessary computer repair services or service plans.