The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Friday, January 20, 2006

30 Minute Mortgage Inc. shut down by FTC

Mortgage spammer "30 Minute Mortgage Inc" was shut down by the ftc, according to Realty Times.

According to the complaint (pdf, 20 scanned pages), the FTC alleges various deceptive business practices too numerous to list here, but including lying about company specifics, lying about mortgage rates, violation of privacy laws, and lying about the browser security employed on their web forms.

For a good article on how the mortgage spam business operates, see PC World article "Tracking Spam to Its Source" ( mirror).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

But if they shut 30 minute mortgage down i really wont get any mail..

5:25 PM  

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