jongrose Posted August 31, 2007 Share Posted August 31, 2007 Proof that the FTC is actually doing something with those forwarded spams (at least some of them)! From: broadcast-chdigest[at]ssr.com To: chdigest[at]ssr.com Subject: Consumer Health Digest #07-33, August 28, 2007 Consumer Health Digest #07-33 August 28, 2007 ### FTC hits major spammers of alleged hoodia and HCG products. The FTC has obtained a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against Sili Neutraceuticals, LLC and Brian McDaid, d/b/a Kaycon, Ltd. The agency charged them with violating anti-spam laws and making false claims that their "HoodiaHerbal" and "Hoodia Maximum Strength caused weight loss and that their "Perfect HGH" and "Dr-HGH" would elevate human growth hormone levels and dramatically reverse the aging process. Court documents indicate that the FTC spam database received over 85,000 spam messages, many of which were sent using Web form hijacking whereby the the messages are sent by using forms on innocent third-party sites so that they appear to come from the victim site. [FTC stops spammers selling bogus hoodia weight-loss products and human growth hormone anti-aging products. FTC news release, Aug 23, 2007] http://www.casewatch.org/ftc/news/2007/spammers.shtml Consumer Health Digest is a free weekly e-mail newsletter edited by Stephen Barrett, M.D., and cosponsored by NCAHF and Quackwatch. It summarizes scientific reports; legislative developments; enforcement actions; news reports; Web site evaluations; recommended and nonrecommended books; and other information relevant to consumer protection and consumer decision-making. Donations to help support this newsletter can be made conveniently through PayPal or Amazon via http://www.quackwatch.org/00AboutQuackwatch/donations.html Other issues of the Digest are accessible through http://www.ncahf.org/digest06/index.html. For information about the National Council Against Health Fraud, see http://www.ncahf.org/about/mission.html. If you enjoy the newsletter, please recommend it to your friends. To help prevent this email newsletter from being filtered out as spam, please add broadcast-chdigest[at]ssr.com to your address book or other "whitelist." To subscribe, send a blank message to chdigest-subscribe[at]ssr.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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