Spam is worth 101 years


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Jeffrey Brett Goodin has been found guilty for running a phishing site that stole people's personal information.

He is the first person in the US to be convicted under the 2003 CAN-SPAM Act (as well as 10 other counts, including wire fraud, misuse of the AOL trademark and attempted witness harassment), and faces a sentence of up to 101 years in federal prison.

Does this mean that we are coming nearer to some form of resolution to the spam epidemic?  Or does this mean scammers are going to find more sophisticated ways of deceiving their victims?


Posted by Ensellitis @ 1/18/2007 05:47  |    13 | Source

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Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 1/19/2007 17:52
for that kind of sentence, he would never get probation, he is 1) being sentenced for each charge individually, and 2) is being made an example of.  i hope spammers learn from what happens to this guy

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Macks (Level 5 Detective) @ 1/19/2007 17:16
You also seem to forget that the man has not just been born. He's 45, which means is through some marvel of ever advancing medicine he lives to see himself released, probation for good behavior disregarded, he would be 146 upon release.

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fishmeester (Level 2 Dealer) @ 1/19/2007 15:50
Serves him just right.

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silent sniper (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/19/2007 15:40
(referring to albino)

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silent sniper (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/19/2007 15:39
japanese, chinese and vietnamese people

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Shivers (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/19/2007 15:18
101 years seems harsh but when you think about it, how much time do we collectively spend cleaning their crap out of our inboxes? Even my spam filters don't get by the new smart spam.
Lately I've been getting tons of japanese spam, I can't even read it...yet.

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Ensellitis (Level 11 Sensei) @ 1/19/2007 09:26
you arent very smart are you?  sentences like that are designed so that the convicted never leave alive.  thats why people get given 3 life sentences.  and like blueberry said, they are consecutive sentences

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fil_razorback (Level 5 Lieutenant) @ 1/19/2007 09:25
OMGFossil => ROFL ^^

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Blueberry_pie (Level 7 General Manager) @ 1/19/2007 02:18
Dude, read the article.
"In addition to the anti-spam conviction, Goodin was convicted of 10 other counts, including wire fraud, misuse of the AOL trademark and attempted witness harassment."

According to Wikipedia this would be a consecutive sentence, in which the period of imprisonment equals the sum of all the sentences - essentially giving the man a lifetime of prison.

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silent sniper (Level 1 Depressed) @ 1/18/2007 20:48
the second one. and same with sm, spammers, scammers and phishers should all get 101 years + get sentenced to an eternity in hell once they die

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sedgemonkey (Level 11 Master Assassin) @ 1/18/2007 20:06
Spam affects everyone (or at least everyone with an email account) and I hope every single one of these people gets at least 101 years.  Absolute scum of the earth.

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OMGFossil (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 1/18/2007 19:21

<Fooz> In a perfect world... spammers would get caught, go to jail, and share a cell with many men who have enlarged their penisses, taken Viagra and are looking for a new relationship.


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