First State Spam Suit Settled For $25,000

Share this article:
The Massachusetts attorney general settled the first state lawsuit brought under the CAN-SPAM Act.


Weston, FL-based DC Enterprises agreed last week to pay $25,000 to settle the charges. Massachusetts attorney general Thomas Reilly brought suit against DC Enterprises and its operator, William Carson, in July, accusing him of sending thousands of fraudulent e-mail messages marketing cut-rate mortgages. The suit, filed under the CAN-SPAM Act and Massachusetts Consumer Protection Act, alleged the messages did not have a working unsubscribe option or notice stating that they were advertisements. The attorney general's office also alleged that the messages used fake sender addresses to evade spam filters.


Under terms of the CAN-SPAM Act, Carson could have been fined $250 per message up to $2 million. The settlement prohibits Carson from violating either the CAN-SPAM Act or Massachusetts' consumer protection laws.


Share this article:
You must be a registered member of Direct Marketing News to post a comment.
close

Next Article in News

Sign up to our newsletters

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

More in News

App of the Week: CardsApp

App of the Week: CardsApp

The app lets users select loyalty cards on their phone or smartwatch to display QR codes at check out time.

Rakuten Marketing Moves to a Unified Platform

Rakuten Marketing Moves to a Unified Platform

Omni experience consolidates all channel offerings into a single platform and dashboard to provide better management of the customer funnel.

Hawk Search Widens its Global Reach

Hawk Search Widens its Global Reach

Hawk Search's solution offers support for more than twice as many languages as other site search providers, according to the company.