Monday, November 10, 2003


Spammers Squelched  

Federal Judge Stops Pop-Up Spam Company

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- "The Federal Trade Commission obtained a federal court order Thursday against an operation that produced Window's Messenger Service pop-up ads. The temporary restraining order was sought after the FTC received numerous complaints consumers' computers were being hit by the ads, most of which advertised software that would block future pop-ups.

The FTC said the defendants sent messages to consumers as frequently as every 10 minutes, offering to sell software to stop such pop-ups at a cost of $25 to $30. The director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, Howard Beales, said "This is nothing more than a high-tech version of a classic scam. The defendants created the problem that they proposed to solve for a fee." The complaint was filed against D Squared Solutions LLC and company officers Anish Dhingra and Jeffrey Davis, all of San Diego."

One down, three million (or so it seems) to go...

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