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Posted July 30, 2004

FTC Sues Florida Man for Illegal Spam and False "Human Growth Hormone" Product Claims

On July 29, 2004, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that a federal court in Chicago has issued a court order halting illegal spamming and deceptive product claims, and has also frozen the assets of Creaghan A. Harry, a resident of Boca Raton, Florida. Harry sells bogus "human growth hormone" products over the Internet through spam. The Federal Trade Commission alleges that Harry is responsible for what likely amounts to millions of illegal spam messages. From January 1 through May 31, 2004, consumers have forwarded approximately 40,000 complaints to the FTC concerning spam messages linked to Harry.

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