DMA, FBI consider joint anti-spam initiative

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New York--The Direct Marketing Association on Monday confirmed it is in discussions with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations regarding spam. The DMA said it has proposed to the FBI an initiative called Operation Slam Spam, which would be a joint effort to find and prosecute spammers. "Our message to spammers is: If you're lying to consumers, not honoring consumers' requests, trying to swindle consumers and ruin the Internet economy--the end is near," said H. Robert Wientzen, president-CEO of the DMA, in a statement. "Spammers are taking the Internet on a joy ride, and we are going to work hard to put a stop to it."
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