CHICAGO (AP) _ Chances are your computer will soon be a little
less clogged with junk mail.
Federal officials say they have shut down a global spam
operation that's spewed out billions of nuisance e-mails in recent
years. The Federal Trade Commission says the spam and its click-on
Web sites generated more than 3 million complaints. The sites
allegedly used false claims to peddle products ranging from
weight-loss to ``male enhancement.''
The head of the agency's Midwest region says the Web site
servers were in China. The operation shipped drugs from India. And
operatives in Cyprus and the former Soviet republic of Georgia
handled the credit cards.
He says the bottom-line message is beware of spam.
On the Net:
Federal Trade Commission: http://www.ftc.gov
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