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The First Felony Spam Conviction!


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 05:51 PM



A brother and sister were the first people to be convicted for a felony for sending out spam.

They had sent out millions of emails to America Online users with fraudalent and untraceable headers in their emails and peddling fraudulent product. Hopefully with this type of conviction spam will be a bit more reduced.

Can we say Hallelujah!


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#2 KoanYorel

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 05:59 PM

AMEN!

It's just too bad that the penalties are not stiffer,

as in a required compensation to the victims, and a minimum sentence assured.

Thanks Grinler,
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 06:03 PM

That is great!

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 06:16 PM

Hallelujah to that!!! :flowers: :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 01:44 AM

another Amen from me. It is after all a nefarious crime and obnoxious as well, to abuse the work that so many have done provide so much by even having a Web.
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 11:16 AM

A few more cases like this, and hopefully Spammers will think twice about doing what they do. The other side of the coin is that they will find better means to allude detection.
Cheers to all,
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Posted 06 November 2004 - 10:30 AM

The guy made 24 million dollars and he only gets fined $7,500. And the defense thinks they should not get any jail time. :thumbsup:

That is not a deterrent. Martha Stewart got a bigger fine just for dumping stock when it started to fall. This is like giving Al Capone a slap on the wrist. If they are going to stop this kind of crime, they should give the people a huge fine, jail time and as someone else suggested, make them compensate their victims.

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Posted 06 November 2004 - 10:44 AM

Well if he gets the 15 years jail time, or even half that I would be quite satisfied.




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