Dell Found Guilty of Fraud in New York

<a href="">Bizjournals</a>, <a href="">CNN</a>

Jim Manico, OWASP Global Board Member

May 28, 2008

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A New York judge has found Dell and an affiliate guilty of fraud, false advertising, deceptive business and abusive debt collection practices, following a lawsuit from the state's attorney general, Andrew Cuomo, one year ago.Cuomo filed the suit on behalf of hundreds of customers who said the computer maker lured them into buying products with promises of attractive deals and promotions, such as low interest or financing rates, that never came to fruition. Dell also failed to deliver the technical support it was supposed to as well as promised rebates, the suit alleged.

Dell "engaged in repeated misleading, deceptive and unlawful business conduct, including false and deceptive advertising of financing promotions and the terms of warranties, fraudulent, misleading and deceptive practices in credit financing and failure to provide warranty service and rebates," said State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Teresi in his ruling.

Dell will not formally comment until its own lawyers have had a chance to completely review the ruling.Bizjournals, CNN

About the Author(s)

Jim Manico

OWASP Global Board Member

Jim Manico is a Global Board Member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP's AppSecUSA<> conferences represent the nonprofit's largest outreach efforts to advance its mission of spreading security knowledge, for more information and to register, see here<>. Jim is also the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He has a 18 year history building software as a developer and architect. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications<> from McGraw-Hill and founder of Brakeman Pro. Investor/Advisor for Signal Sciences.

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