FTC gets court orders vs. spammers. [Telecom]

(reformatted from the FTC press release)

"A U.S. district court has ordered a halt to the operations of a vast international spam network that peddled prescription drugs and bogus male-enhancement products. The network has been identified as the largest 'spam gang' in the world by the anti-spam organization Spamhaus.

"The Federal Trade Commission has received more than three million complaints about spam messages connected to this operation, and estimates that it may be responsible for sending billions of illegal spam messages. At the request of the FTC, the court has issued temporary injunction prohibiting defendants from spamming and making false product claims, and has frozen the defendants' assets to preserve them for consumer redress pending trial.

"Authorities in New Zealand also have taken legal action, working in tandem with the FTC...."


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danny burstein
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If they won't obey laws, how do you get them to obey court orders?

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The article said their assets have been frozen: I'd guess that's as good a way as any to assure compliance.

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The primary perp is "in custody" _in Australia_. Facing civil seizure and criminal prosecution there.

All assets have been frozen -- pending confiscation and victim restitution -- and the systems they had in place to accept orders and process payments have been similarly locked up.

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