Attorney General's Weekly Newsletter
Volume 9, Issue 296 • July 8, 2016
Attorney General Bondi's Weekly Briefing

Last night, police protecting protesters in Dallas were ambushed—12 officers shot, five lost their lives. My heart breaks for these officers, their families and our country. This tragedy marks the worst attack on United States law enforcement officers since 9/11. These officers swore an oath to protect and serve their community and were killed and wounded honoring that oath.

During the attack, officers under fire broke cover to rush protestors and civilians to safety. Others approached and entered the building where the shooter had taken cover. The suspect in the building was killed.

These officers and each brave member of our law enforcement community put on their uniforms daily, leave their families and risk their lives to protect us. As we saw last night, police officers run towards danger, while everyone else flees.

I have been to too many funerals for fallen officers and too often have comforted loved-ones left to cope with life without their husband, wife, father or mother. These heroes should never be forgotten and the brave men and women serving in Dallas should be praised for their response to this tragedy. The actions they took saved lives.

I stand with Dallas and our entire law enforcement community against this cowardly act. As we mourn the senseless loss of life, my prayers are with these officers, their families, Dallas and our entire country.

In the News
Feds Halt Tech Support Operation Accused Of Bilking Millions From Consumers, Consumerist

Boynton tech support 'deceived' customers, regulators' lawsuit alleges, Sun Sentinel

Seniors vs. Crime: Be careful of a scam within a scam, Florida Times Union

Robocallers facing more crackdowns, Market Watch

Protecting Floridians
Attorney General Bondi and FTC Shut Down Tech Support Scam

Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Federal Trade Commission announced that a federal court has temporarily shut down an international tech support operation bilking consumers out of millions of dollars. According to the investigation, the scam attempted to scare consumers into believing their computers were compromised by malware or hackers, and then company representatives pretending to be certified by or affiliated with Microsoft and Apple offered to fix the problem for a fee. The court order temporarily shut down the defendants’ operation, froze the defendants’ assets and placed control of those assets with a court-appointed receiver. The complaint filed jointly by Attorney General Bondi’s Office and the FTC alleges that defendants based in Florida, Iowa, Nevada and Canada relied on a combination of deceptive online ads and misleading, high-pressure sales tactics to frighten consumers into spending hundreds of dollars for dubious computer repairs and antivirus software.