In this series I will take you along on a fight against a sleazy, unrepentant, relentless spammer. Together we will discover if the US canned spam act, and or any state laws have any real teeth in fighting a known spammer doing business in the United States of America.
The spam story starts back in May of 2011 when I receive spam from BMW of Mt. Laurel, an a dealer in New Jersey that is a part of a company called Holman Automotive. Why a BMW dealer in New Jersey is spamming a guy in the State of Washington is beyond me, but I asked them to stop.
In November 2011 I received more spam from BMW of Mt. Laurel. I contacted BMW of Mt Laurel again and they said they would remove my name from their list. In December 2011 I received more spam and again requested that they remove me from their spam list.
In January 2012 Wendy Morgan of BMW of Mt. Laurel continues her relentless spamming and blatant disregard for federal legislation and so I contact BMW of Mt. Laurel, Holman Automotive Group and BMW USA and demand that the spamming stop. Wendy Morgan assured me that the spamming would stop. BMW USA will not intervene or sever their relations with a dealer who violates federal laws. BMW USA did ask for my number so they could contact me, and I did provide it, but they did not follow up.
Come May 2012 and BMW of Mt. Laurel is spamming me again. Holman Automotive, and BMW of Mt. Laurel refuse to respond to demands to stop spamming me and BMW USA refuses to do anything. This time BMW USA did call to let me know they would not do anything.
In part 2 of this posting I will guide readers through the process of filing an online complaint with the FTC. After that I will continue with walking readers through how to file a civil suit against spammers who refuse to comply with federal legislation.
Let’s see if an individual can take a stand against sleazy spammers like BMW of Mt. Laurel and perhaps see if BMW USA does have an obligation to assist in preventing their affiliates from spamming.
Part 2 - An Open Letter to BMW AG
Part 3 - How to Get A the Attention of a Global Corporation
Part 4 - Filing an Online FTC Complaint is Easy, Fun, and Socially Responsible
Part 5 - Using the Internet Crime Complaint Center (The IC3)http://randy-abrams.blogspot.com/2012/07/using-internet-crime-complaint-center.html
©2012 Randy Abrams - Independent Security Analyst