bogus legal threat about Rejuvenu


Bogus legal threat about Rejuvenu

Below is the text and headers of an email I received on 14 November 2001 from someone claiming to be a Yahoo! employee named "Dale Saunders" with the email defamation_department@yahoo.com

After years of dealing with scam artists, I always verify items like this. Yahoo! informed me there was no Yahoo! employee with that email. You’re welcome to try sending a mail, but I’ll bet the address has been shut down by them.

I also checked with the Federal Trade Commission, who had no record of any Finding of Fact against hairfacts. While I was on the phone with the FTC, I got some excellent advice on how to deal with companies like Rejuvenu. If you have purchased a device or treatments based on claims that the Super Phaser Gold transcutaneous patch can achieve permanent hair removal, please contact me, and I’ll advise you on ways you can sue for a refund.

Here’s the letter I received:

Dear Web Site Owner,

http://www.hairfacts.com/makers/etweezer/ahrsco.html

Our office has received a court order for the removal of your site from our directory based upon the following:

FTC Federal Finding of Fact: Malicious Falsehood, Defamation and Slander.

You are hereby notified to comply with this Federal Order regarding statements made towards Rejuvenu International Limited. All references to this company must be removed within 72 hours or your site will be removed indefinitely from our directory.

Our policy is as follows.

Yahoo! respects the intellectual property and reputation of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Yahoo! may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be infringing the intellectual property rights and/or propagating unsubstantiated or malicious slander of others.

Yahoo!’s Agent for Notice of claims of copyright, intellectual property infringement, or malicious falsehood can be reached as follows:

Defamation and Malicious Slander Review Board
Yahoo! Inc.
701 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Phone: (408) 349-5080
Fax: (408) 349-7821

__________________________________________________
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From: Dale Saunders <defamation_department@yahoo.com>
Subject: Federal Finding of Fact
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