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FTC Obtains Order Barring Pop-up Spam Scam,
Urges Consumers to Take Steps to Protect Themselves -
A U.S. district court has issued a temporary restraining order against an operation that barraged numerous consumers’
computers with repeated Windows Messenger Service pop up ads, most of which advertised software that would block
future pop-ups. The defendants repeatedly sent messages to consumers, as frequently as every 10 minutes, instructing
consumers to visit Web sites that state that the barrage of pop ups could be stopped by purchasing software at a cost
of $25 to $30. The FTC has issed a consumer alert
on how to stop the ads.
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