Can-Spam Act: Limiting Spam

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The CAN-SPAM Act (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act) sets requirements for commercial emailers, and gives consumers an option to stop spam (unsolicited commercial email) that is sent to them, and establishes penalties for violators of the law.

CAN-SPAM ACT PROVISIONS

The Federal Trade Commission provides information about the CAN-SPAM ACT at their website, https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/rules/rulemaking-regulatory-reform-proceedings/can-spam-rule

AVOIDING SPAM

To find out what to do about avoiding fraud scams, see the Federal Communications Commission’s webpage,  https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0060-10-things-you-can-do-avoid-fraud

To find the most recent spam alerts or file a complaint, visit the FTC’s Spam webpage, https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts

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SOURCE: Federal Trade Commission
PREPARED BY: 211/rj
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: March2018