The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will submit a bill, possibly next month, proposing legal revisions to regulate unsolicited e-mail advertisements sent to consumers, ministry officials said Thursday.

The bill is aimed at dealing with mounting complaints over these ads, with an increasing number of young people becoming embroiled in financial wrangles with operators of Web sites such as matchmakers and pornographic image providers.

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