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Settlement in AG Suit against 'Net Schemes
- Business & Labor
Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced a settlement with two New York-based companies accused of violating Washington state's consumer protection and computer spyware laws. The settlement resolves allegations that High Falls Media, Roc Telecommunications and their associates promoted a software program called Spyware Slayer through deceptive means, and that the defendants failed to disclose costs of a music download service until after consumers provided personal information.

The agreement provides restitution to Washington residents who purchased the products and request refunds. The Attorney General’s Office estimates than more than a hundred consumers may be eligible for reimbursement; some have already received refunds.

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