|Received:||3/21/2004 8:33:10 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
3. If the sender of the e-mail is not recognized by the recipient, and/or if the sender address is a forged use of the name of a person or company recognized by the recipient, and/or if the main body of the email has little or no similarity to the message content. D.4. Use of false links in the message, using any attachments (since these can contain viruses, trojan horses, programs with adware or spyware, etc.), offering any "free" programs without revealing whether or not they contain adware or spyware. GENERAL COMMENTS 1. True charities and community service organizations like churches, Red Cross, Salvation Army, United Way, etc. should be exempt from the act, but simply being a not-for profit (e.g. political organizations, clubs, etc.) should not automatically guarantee an exemption. 2. Since the act went into effect, the amount of spam I receive has TRIPLED. The feeble, virtually non-existent enforcement of this law has (as originally predicted by many) made this entire effort nothing more than a joke. Unfortunately, only the spammers are laughing, and they are laughing right in the face of Congress and the consumer. WE NEED STRICTLY ENFORCED "DO NOT SPAM LIST" LEGISLATION TO PROTECT OUR PRIVACY! Thank you for the opportunity to comment.