MARKETWIRE - Oct 17 - Spam recipients filed a class action lawsuit against ChristianMingle and BlackSingles for violations of California's anti-spam law. According to the complaint, Spark Networks is liable for advertising in unlawful spams sent by its third-party marketing affiliates that violated Business & Professions Code Section 17529.5. Some of the emails for ChristianMingle and BlackSingles listed a woman's name as the sender, while others used generic from names like "Christian Dating," "Christian Dating Partner," or "Christian Singles" that misrepresent the advertiser. Many of the spam emails were sent using domain names that made it difficult to determine their origin. Other domain names were registered to fake companies or individuals with bogus addresses. The statute allows $1,000 per spam plus attorneys' fees for prevailing recipients.
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