The Geek Squad accused of spying & Dish Network forced to pay millions for harassing calls.

Danielle's consumer news wraps up Donovan Live!

Here's a rundown of some of Friday's top consumer headlines: 


Dish Lawsuit

It's a warning to telemarketers...you can't keep calling people who don't want to be called.

Dish Network has been ordered to pay more than $60 million in fines because its sales reps made more than 51,000 calls to 18,000 people on the Do Not Call List.

A Jury originally awarded consumers $400 for each illegal call, but the judge on the case said that’s not enough and tripled the damages to $1,200 per call.

Click here for details of original suit

 

And there's another case where the Feds have been accused of violating consumer’s rights:

A Digital Rights Advocacy group filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department, after it was found the FBI was paying Best Buy's Geek Squad employees to find illegal content on people's computers.

The program was discovered after a California man, charged with having child porn, said his case should be thrown out because the Geek Squad, working for the feds, didn't have a warrant.

As for the California man, almost all the evidence collected was thrown out, so the trial's been postponed.

Details of complaint

Information on California Case

 

 

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