FTC Hits Fla. Firm With Agency's 1st Suit Over ACA Fraud

Law360, Miami (January 30, 2014, 8:06 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission sued Hollywood, Fla.-based Kobeni Inc. and its president last week over allegedly misleading spam emails, in what the agency says is its first legal action claiming fraud related to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

Defendant Yair Shalev, who has been described as a high-volume spammer, is accused in the Jan. 21 complaint of violating the FTC Act and the CAN-SPAM Act. The FTC said Kobeni sent unsolicited commercial emails aimed at taking advantage of the new federal health insurance law...
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