Yes! I'm so glad to see them doing something about this. My wife recently was looking for some kind of work at home opportunity and we found about a thousand different websites saying "Make thousands in only weeks by using Google! Sign up now for only $49.95!" Obviously we didn't fall for any of them, but it was hard to actually find something legitimate among these scams.
[citation][nom]doomtomb[/nom]Please take out the spammers and scammers. Thanks FTC and Google.[/citation]Uh, Google isn't looking to take them out. They don't care about that.
"Google isn't demanding that Pacific WebWorks to cease its selling of the kits, but rather wants the Google name removed. Google is also asking for compensation from damages, and a full accounting of Pacific WebWorks' profits."
Basically they don't want them making money off the Google name, and thus feel that Google is owed money over this. Google isn't really any better than any of the other big boys.
[citation][nom]AlexTheBlue[/nom]Basically they don't want them making money off the Google name, and thus feel that Google is owed money over this. Google isn't really any better than any of the other big boys.[/citation]But! They are also asking for accounting paperwork.
...and a full accounting of Pacific WebWorks' profits.
If this demand is met by the courts, it will make public the accounting schemes and trickery leaving them very vulnerable to the people they are scamming and open for the government to take action (the FTC, who previously may not have wanted or been able to spend the resources attaining the documents).
[citation][nom]Kevin Parrish[/nom]However, unsuspecting job-seekers discovered that the company continually charged the credit card.[/citation]I would hope a phone call to the cardholder's bank would rectify this situation. If it doesn't, then it's time for a new bank.
I wonder if PC Webworks received any government funding. Every other corrupt organization seems to. =P
Here's what I don't get. The FTC (one of the numerous federal agencies tasked with protecting consumers... yeah, right!) are expressing dismay about the MPAA, RIAA and video game industry "marketing violence to children." Which is really an issue of morality and parental responsibilty, and shouldn't involve the government.
At the same time, we have comepanies like Pacific WebWorks who exist only to fleece as many customers as possible with clearly deceptive advertising, and the FTC is no where to be found.
Sounds to me like we could actually defund and abolish the FTC (as well as a plethora of other federal agencies), and we would actually be better off!
I hate those shit heads Pacific WebWorks or anyone who does things like that. God damn I hate those lifeless scums. I hope the CEO gets cancer and AIDS (if they don't already have both), I do. Really do. God damn I hate them.