In a decision handed down on 3 March 2017, three Florida-based affiliate marketers charged with using illegal spam e-mail, false weight-loss claims, and phony celebrity endorsements to market bogus weight-loss products will pay $500,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges. The court order resolving the FTC’s allegations also prohibits the defendants from the illegal advertising… Read more »
On 9 March 2017, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced the imposition of an administrative monetary penalty of $15,000 ($CAD) on an individual for 10 violations of section 6 of Canada’s Anti-Spam legislation. Full details. For further information about the role and work of the CRTC.
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) sign Mou
In mid-February 2017, The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to fight unsolicited commercial electronic messages (spam) and the threats they pose to consumers in both countries. The agreement promotes close cooperation in enforcing both countries’ spam laws. The agencies have committed… Read more »
The UCENet website is currently being redeveloped as a result of the change from the LAP to UCENet. We thank you for your patience.
In mid 2016 the LAP Executive Committee polled members regarding a new name for LAP that would better reflect the aims of the network and the type of work we do. As a result after that taking into consideration all responses received, the preferred name and therefore the new name for LAP is UCENet (Unsolicited Communications Enforcement… Read more »
The fight against the global scourge of spam, scams and unsolicited messages and calls has stepped up, with the announcement of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by 11 enforcement authorities across the globe. The enforcement authorities are all members of the London Action Plan, which coordinates and promotes international cooperation and activities targeting unlawful… Read more »
Two major affiliate networks take their responsibility in combating spam. They do this in response to research and earlier enforcement of the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM). The affiliate networks Zanox and Tradetracker have taken measures to prevent spam. The networks demand (and check) that advertisers and publishers have specific consent from the consumers… Read more »
FTC, Pennsylvania and Connecticut Sue Tech Support Scammers That Took More Than $17 Million From Consumers
A federal court has granted a request by the Federal Trade Commission to shut down a tech support scam that allegedly bilked consumers out of more than $17 million by pretending to represent Microsoft, Apple and other major tech companies. “We’re pleased the court shut down these scammers, who defrauded consumers out of millions of… Read more »
Washington State Attorney General Sues One Of the World’s Biggest Tech Support Providers to Stop Deceptive Scam
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against one of the biggest independent tech support providers in the world, iYogi, and its President, Vishal Dhar, to stop a scam that uses deception and scare tactics to pressure consumers into buying unnecessary tech support services. The lawsuit, filed in King County Superior Court, alleges iYogi’s… Read more »
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that it executed an inspection warrant to enter and inspect a property in Brampton, Ontario, on November 24, 2015, as part of an ongoing investigation of a significant telemarketing operation. This company is alleged to be making unauthorized calls to numbers registered on the National Do… Read more »
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