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FTC Spam Hot Topics

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FTC Assesses Reward System for Catching Spammers

FTC, NIST to Host E-mail Authentication Summit

Keep Your Email Address Unlisted: There Is No "National Do Not Email Registry"

How Not to Get Hooked by a ‘Phishing’ Scam

National Do Not Email Registry: A Report to Congress

The CAN-SPAM Act: Requirements for Commercial Emailers

September 16, 2004
FTC Assesses Reward System for Catching Spammers

September 15, 2004
FTC, NIST to Host E-mail Authentication Summit
Adoption of Technology Could Help Thwart Spam

August 11, 2004
FTC Seeks Comments on Proposed Can-Spam Rules
Comments Will be Accepted Until September 13, 2004

June 15, 2004
New System to Verify Origins of E-Mail Must Emerge Before “Do Not Spam”
List Can Be Implemented, FTC Tells Congress


April 29, 2004
FTC Announces First Can-Spam Act Cases
Two Operations Generated Nearly One Million Complaints to Agency

April 13, 2004
FTC Adopts Rule That Requires Notice That Spam Contains Sexually-Explicit Material

April 7, 2004
FTC Extends Comment Period on Spam Regulation
Comments Will be Accepted until April 20, 2004

March 22, 2004
FTC, Justice Department Halt Identity Theft Scam
Spammer Posed as AOL and Paypal to Con Consumers Into Providing Credit Card Numbers

March 11, 2004
FTC Issues Alert about Identity Theft Scam
Spammers Pose as Federal Government Operation

March 10, 2004
FTC Seeks Comments on Spam Regulation

February 12, 2004
Sham Site Is a Scam: There Is No “National Do Not E-mail Registry”

February 11, 2004
“Playstation 2 Spammers” Settle with FTC
Court Orders End to Spam Scam that Exposed Consumers to Graphic Adult Content

January 29, 2004
FTC and International Agencies Announce “Operation Secure Your Server”
Campaign Urges Organizations to Close Open Relays and Proxies to Prevent Them from Unwittingly Sending Spam

July 21, 2003
Identity Thief Goes “Phishing” for Consumers’ Credit Information

May 15, 2003
Southwest Netforce:
Law Enforcement Posse Tackles Internet Scammers, Deceptive Spammers
Initiative Launched to Prevent Spammers From Concealing Identity and Evading Detection
Chart showing Southwest Netforce: 45 Law Enforcement Actions  [PDF]
April 29, 2003
FTC Measures False Claims Inherent in Random Spam
At Least One Form of Deception Found in Sixty-Six Percent of Random Sample

April 17, 2003
FTC Asks Court to Block Deceptive Spam Operation
Misleading Subject Lines Allegedly Exposed Unwitting Consumers to Sexually Explicit Material

December 10, 2002
Update to Northeast Netforce Press Release

November 13, 2002
Northeast Netforce:
Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcers Tackle Deceptive Spam and Internet Scams
"Spam Harvest" Results Reap Help for Consumers Trying To Avoid Spam

October 23, 2002
Deceptive Spammers Settle FTC Charges

July 30, 2002
Midwest Netforce:
Federal, State, Local Netforce Targets Cyberscams
Consumers Allegedly Fleeced Out of Millions of Dollars

April 24, 2002
"You've Just Won a Playstation 2!" - or Maybe Not, Says FTC in Complaint Filed Against Internet Spammers
Spam Scam Targeted Kids and Their Parents
Sample Deceptive Spam  [PDF]
April 2, 2002
Northwest Netforce:
International Netforce Launches Law Enforcement Effort
Sweep Targets Deceptive Spam and Internet Fraud
Sample warning letter from the FTC  [PDF]

View a deceptive spam email targeted by law enforcement  [PDF]

Fact Sheet on "Remove Me" Surf Results  [PPT]  [PDF]
February 12, 2002
FTC Launches Crackdown on Deceptive Junk E-mail
Scammers Claim The FTC Will Confirm Legality of Illegal Scheme
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