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FTC, Adult Site Settle on CAN-SPAM Violations

Affiliates allegedly used illegal spam to promote SexyFriendSearch.com.

FTC, Adult Site Settle on CAN-SPAM Violations
WASHINGTON - The Federal Trade Commission has approved a settlement with ATM Global Systems Inc. and its principals, Mark Richman and Nathaniel Seidman, regarding alleged violations of the CAN-SPAM Act.

 

According to the FTC and the Department of Justice, the defendants used affiliates who sent spam intended to drive users to adult websites, including SexyFriendSearch.com, a dating service.

 

The defendants were accused of violating federal law by sending spam with false or misleading header information, failing to include an opt-out mechanism and failing to include a valid postal address. The alleged violations have taken place since at least January 2006, the FTC said.

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The settlement bars future violations of the CAN-SPAM Act, requires the defendants to establish an effective program for monitoring affiliates, and imposes a $75,000 civil penalty, the FTC said.

 

"Based on the defendants' inability to pay, a judgment of $442,900 -  the amount the defendants made from the illegal spam - will be suspended upon payment of a $75,000 civil penalty," the FTC said. "Should the court find that the defendants misrepresented their financial status, the entire amount will be due."

 

The FTC approved the settlement by a 5-0 vote on May 2.

 

The judgment was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.






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