Office Depot, Support.com pay $35 million to settle FTC allegations


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retailer Office Depot Inc and software firm Support.com Inc have agreed to pay $35 million to settle U.S. Federal Trade Commission allegations the companies tricked consumers into buying computer repair services, the agency said on Wednesday.

Office Depot, which will pay $25 million, and its software supplier Support.com, which will pay $10 million, allegedly deceived customers by claiming software had found malware symptoms on their computers, the FTC said.

The agency said it intends to use the money to provide refunds to consumers.


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