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10/14/2008 11:15 PM ID: 74025 Permalink   

FTC Busts Largest Known Spam Operation

 

Chicago authorities have shut down one of the largest spam operations in the world, which created mass e-mails advertising prescription pills for "male enhancement."

The FTC worked in conjunction with authorities in New Zealand. More details will be released by the FTC at a press conference in Chicago.

 
  Source: www.msnbc.msn.com  
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  Good news  
 
Maybe I'll actually be able to check my mail without having to shift through 50 Viagra and Cealis spams first. (Yes I have a spam blocker but they still get through)
 
  by: Jaded Fox     10/15/2008 12:47 AM     
  @Jaded Fox  
 
I have found that using gmail to retrieve my pop3 mail, which sorts spam with Postini, has reduced my spam to near zero. Postini catches 95% of the spam and gmail gets the rest. I actually enjoy getting my e-mail again.
 
  by: gws1968     10/15/2008 10:52 AM     
  One down..  
 
A shitload more to go...
 
  by: cgasucks   10/15/2008 05:37 PM     
  sheesh  
 
I can't believe there is anyone stupid enough to order anything from these sites. The pills are fake and the boner boosters don't work.
 
  by: JonSmith     10/15/2008 06:27 PM     
  Source is now updated with more info  
 
This line gave me a chuckle:

"The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating"

I don't believe it for a minute.
 
  by: caution2     10/15/2008 07:00 PM     
  @FTC  
 
Good work. Ataboys all round. Now step it up. We're sick of these a-holes
 
  by: VermiciousG     10/15/2008 07:50 PM     
 
 
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