REDMOND, Wash., April 29, 2004 — Microsoft Corp. today commended the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice and U.S. Postal Inspection Service for bringing the first joint criminal and civil action against a group of alleged spammers.
“The FTC, Justice Department and Postal Inspection Service have shown a tireless commitment to helping protect consumers from the scourge of spam,” said Nancy Anderson, deputy general counsel for Microsoft. “We congratulate them on this milestone, a testament to the success that can come from a united front against spammers.
“Spammers who send deceptive and unwanted solicitations to consumers’ inboxes can and will be identified and traced,” Anderson noted. “This battle against spam is truly a unified one. Those of us in the technology industry must continue to support government and law enforcement — through investigative and other resources — in a way that ultimately helps put spammers out of business.”
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