Re: [ga] Court Shuts Down '.Usa' Internet Address Scam
A response to the FTC's actions: www.adns.net/NEWS/2002031101.html
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Subject: [ga] Court Shuts Down '.Usa' Internet Address Scam
> A U.S. court shut down a Web site that capitalized on post-September 11
> patriotic fervor to sell fake Internet domain names with suffixes such as
> ".usa" and ".brit," the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.
> A variety of defendants based in the U.S. and the United Kingdom launched
> aggressive junk e-mail campaign that urged Internet users to sign up for
> star-spangled addresses after the hijacking attacks of Sept. 11, the FTC
> The messages linked to a Web site, (http://www.dotusa.com), that urged
> to reserve addresses such as www.surfin.usa that did not work, the FTC
> "These spam scammers conned consumers in two ways. They sent deceptive
> and they sold worthless Web addresses from their Web sites," said J.
> Beales, head of the FTC's consumer-protection division, in a statement.
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