For several years I have been receiving spams from this so-called H1-B employment agency asking me to hire people from other countries. I have told them that I do not own a company and I am not in a position to hire anyone. This is my personal email account. I have asked this so-called agency to Cease and Desist and they have refused.
I have asked repeatedly for the source of my email address so I can scrub it permanently only to be told that it would be done. A major lie when I receive another email.
I filed a complaint against this agency with the VA Attorney General. Their response is that since I belong to a Yahoo group, that they demand that I delete my name from the group. Excuse me? I was part of Yahoo groups before the recruiter came to this country and the groups I belong to is school related.
Then this so-called used this fake law to justify their sending of spam.
[Under Bill s.1618 Title III passed by the 105th U.S. Congress this mail
cannot be considered Spam as long as we include the contact information
for removal from our mailing list. To be removed from our mailing list
please click above SafeUnsubscribe link or reply to
with 'remove' in the subject heading and your email address in the
body. Include complete address and/or domain/aliases to be removed.
If you still get these emails, please call us at the numbers given above, my sincere apology.]
This so-called disclaimer is not only illegal it is totally wrong. Here is the information on this "SPAM" law.
S.1618 Title III
It turns out that there was a S.1618 titled The Telephone Slamming Bill of 1998. The primary purpose of that bill was to address telephone slamming: changing your long distance provider without your permission.
While that bill was being considered, Senator Frank Murkowski submitted this Title III amendment:
Title III: Spamming - Requires a person who transmits an unsolicited
commercial electronic mail message to include at the beginning of the
body of the message: (1) the name, physical address, electronic mail
address, and telephone number of the person who initiates transmission
of the message or who
created the content of it; and (2) a statement that further
transmissions of such mail to the recipient by the person may be stopped
at no cost to the recipient by sending a reply to the originating
electronic mail address with the word "remove" in the subject line.
(Sec. 302) empowers the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with
regulatory authority over such unsolicited electronic mail, including
authority to conduct investigations, commence civil actions against
individuals, and impose fines, penalties, and injunctions. Requires the
FTC to take appropriate
action within two years after the transmission of such electronic mail.
(Sec. 303) Authorizes a State to bring a civil action on behalf
of its residents against individuals or entities transmitting electronic
mail in violation of this Act. Requires such State to notify the FTC of
(Sec. 304) States that this Act shall not apply to an electronic
mail transmission by an interactive computer service provider unless the
provider initiates the transmission or the transmission is not made to
its own customers.
Authorizes actions by such providers to enforce the sanctions
under this Act. Requires such action within one year after receipt of
(Sec. 305) Requires a person who receives from any other person
an electronic mail message requesting the termination of further
transmission of commercial electronic mail to cease such transmissions
to the individual. States that a person who secures a good or service
from, or otherwise responds
electronically to, an offer of unsolicited commercial electronic mail
shall be deemed to have authorized such transmission. }
Seems to me that someone needs an attorney that actually went to law school.