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Jun 6, 2016

FTC Business Blog - June 6, 2016: Can-Spam: A study in Mask Communication


By Lesley Fair
We loved Scooby-Doo as much as the next person, but each episode seemed to end the same way. Just when Shaggy, Fred, Velma, and Daphne nabbed the culprit, he took off a mask to disclose his identity – or so we thought until he removed yet another mask to reveal who he really was. The FTC has filed a lawsuit against an operation that allegedly used illegal spam and fake news sites to peddle purported diet products and employed multiple online “masks” to deceive consumers about what they’re really up to.
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