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FTC Asks Court to Shut Down Spammer's Operation

email operation that allegedly used deceptive methods

     
8:11 pm on Apr 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The FTC asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, to shut down the operation until a trial can be held on charges related to the case. The agency said in a statement that it would seek a permanent injunction against the operation

Full Story [enterprisesecurity.symantec.com]

8:23 pm on Apr 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Well, there goes half the funny emails I receive... (I once got a subject line like "It's a shame what they did to that dog" or something of the sort) ;) Now, if they go after the mortgage people, my inbox will seem empty.
8:32 pm on Apr 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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1 down several thousand more to go...

>my inbox will seem empty.
hey Mivox, don't despair, I can send you some that I get, if that would make you feel better┐┐┐

8:47 pm on Apr 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Nono. That's alright. :) They still haven't gone after those people promising to make body parts I don't even have up to 200% bigger. Those will keep me entertained for a while.
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FTC spokeswoman Claudia Bourne Farrell said the agency received 46,000 complaints about the spam operation...

I'd guess they sent out tens (hundreds?) of millions of pieces of spam if they generated 46,000 complaints to the FTC.

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The growth medication emails are big big big for affiliates out there. Everyone should buy them, they work, Ron even says they do! :P However I hate the emails I get about them. As far as the mortgage information those have been on a rise for me I setup some filters to weed them out but some of them get sneeky!
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Federal Trade Commission - SPAM EMAIL [ftc.gov] will help some. There is also a link to FTC Spam Forum: April 30 - May 2, 2003 [ftc.gov], which upon closer inspection also provides not only a listing of who the Panelists (in .pdf only) [ftc.gov] will be, but also their individual biographies (in .pdf only) [ftc.gov].

So, if PubCon is too jammed up, or not your cup of tea, then I suggest you at least think about attending this one.

If you're willing to do more than play lip service to the whole issue of UCE/SPAM, then the potential benefits could last a lifetime.

Pendanticist.

 

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