The FTC is taking active measures to ensure tech support scam artists will be shut down. The international ring of scammers call up people and state they are affiliated with an actual company, ask the victims to examine their personal computer, and than state there is a harmful virus on it. The scam artists than sell the victims on the fact they can remove the virus or bug if they are paid, which has been reported to be as much as $450. For their part, the FTC has been working with phone carriers to ensure the criminals aren’t able to have access to U.S. numbers, frozen assets, and shut down websites. [Source Reuters]