Amazon.com sues to stop email forgeries

Amazon.com filed 11 lawsuits against online marketers in the United States and Canada, alleging they used the Amazon name when sending email advertisements

Amazon.com filed 11 lawsuits against online marketers in the United States and Canada, alleging they used the Amazon name when sending email advertisements. The suits seek millions of dollars in damages and are part of a broader action by Amazon to crack down on email forgeries. Forging the sender's address in an email is an online trick called spoofing. Amazon is working with internet service providers and others to find technical ways to make it more difficult to spoof email addresses, the company said.

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