Ireland cracks down on net scams
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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