TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Mass. AG Pulls a Spitzer Versus Spammers

Mass. AG Pulls a Spitzer Versus Spammers

Danny Burstein (
Thu, 12 May 2005 00:38:55 -0400

(Mass.) Attorney General Tom Reilly today obtained an emergency court
order shutting down dozens of websites allegedly operated by a
sophisticated ring of Boston area 'spammers' who transmit millions of
unsolicited, deceptive e-mail messages to lure consumers into buying
unapproved drugs, pirated software, and pornography.
Ag Reilly added, 'This type of spam is more than just an annoyance to
consumers. It poses a real danger to people who may be folled into
buying counterfeit version of precription drug or unwittingly open
e-mail links to sexually explicit websites.'
According to AG Reilly's complaint, Kuvayev' scheme involves a
complicated web of Internet sites and domain names selling a variety of
illegal products including counterfeit drugs, pirated software,
pornography, mortgage loans, and phony designer watches. While the exact
number of e-mails the defendants have sent out is unknown, they are
likely reponsible for disseminating hundreds of millions of unsolicited
messages ...

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