[funsec] FTC Gets Broader Authority to Pursue Foreign Spammers
fergdawg at netzero.net
Tue Dec 26 12:11:44 CST 2006
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Via The L.A. Times.
It's the start of an Interpol for the Internet.
The Federal Trade Commission soon will go global in its hunt for spammers,
phishers and other online scammers. President Bush signed a bill Friday
that gives the commission broader authority to pursue e-crooks in other
The FTC had pushed for more than three years for the new powers, which will
help it shut down scammers such as the polite Nigerians who e-mail
thousands of people a day with tales of woe and promises of riches to those
kind enough to help.
- - ferg
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"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
Engineering Architecture for the Internet
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