Ireland cracks down on net scams

Thursday, 23 September 2004, 11:46 AM EST

Ireland is taking "extraordinary" measures to protect Internet users from rogue auto-dialer programs that hijack their modems and run up long-distance phone charges, the country's telecom regulator says. Direct dialing to 13 countries--most of which are South Pacific islands--will be suspended.

The measure, announced by Ireland's Commission for Communications Regulation, came in response to hundreds of consumer complaints about the scams.

By Scarlet Pruitt at PC World.

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