Lonely Housewives Searching For... Money To Pay The FTC Following Spam Fine

from the no-fraud? dept

The latest set of fines coming out of the FTC for spammers includes a $400,000 fine for a spamming operation about "lonely housewives." The FTC noted that the spam messages violated almost every part of CAN SPAM: "misleading headers, deceptive subject lines, did not contain a valid physical postal address and did not disclose that the e-mail was sexually explicit." One would have to guess that there weren't actually lonely housewives involved either, which would suggest false advertising -- but perhaps that goes without saying.
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