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Spammers Taken to the Cleaners

Posted on 30 May 2002 by Demian Turner

New York state attorney general Elliot Spitzer, fresh from doing battle with Wall Street giant Merrill Lynch, has sued a marketing firm which allegedly sent millions of unsolicited e-mail advertisements.
Mr Spitzer’s lawsuit against Niagara Falls-based MonsterHut.com accuses it of falsely telling clients that it sent the e-mails with consumers’ consent.

Under New York state’s advertising laws, the company could be ordered to pay a $500 (£342; 538 euros) penalty for each unsolicited message.

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