Announced Action for January 17, 2006

For Your Information

Commission authorization of filing of amended complaint: The Commission has authorized the staff to file an amended complaint in the matter currently pending against Cleverlink Trading Limited, et al. The Commission’s original complaint in this matter, announced on May 26, 2005, alleged the defendants deceptively spammed millions of consumers with graphic sexual descriptions to drive traffic to their Web sites to “date lonely housewives.” In filing the amended complaint, the Commission has added Oceanic Services, LLC, and Colin H. Sholes as relief defendants in this matter.

The Commission vote authorizing the staff to file the amended complaint was 4-0. (FTC File No. X050048; the staff contact is Steven M. Wernikoff, FTC Midwest Region, Chicago, 312-960-5630; see press release dated May 26, 2005.)

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and also from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP

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