Fake Error Message Company Sued
from the take-'em-down dept
If you get pop ups on your computer, you’ve probably seen ones from Bonzi Software. They look like a Windows error message, saying that something is wrong on your computer. If you look closely, it’s pretty obvious that they’re fake, and just a pop-up ad, so more clued-in surfers probably ignore them. However, a quick glance, or a less experienced surfer is more likely to get confused, and be tricked into clicking on the ad, thinking there’s something wrong with their computer. Now, someone is suing the company for deceptive and fraudulent advertising. Seems a bit extreme, but I wouldn’t be surprised if, at some point, the FTC steps in to slap them on the wrist.