‘Microsoft support scam’ ringleader gets suspended jail sentence and fine

In the first such UK conviction, a Luton man has been ordered to pay compensation to victims of a scam that phoned victims to claim their PCs were infected with a virus.

A man who ran a “Microsoft support scam” which fooled people into paying for unneeded antivirus software that was free has been given a suspended jail sentence, and ordered to pay thousands of pounds in compensation and fines.