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Sending Spam Emails Could Land You in Jail

As much as spam emails totally suck when they make their way to your inbox - especially ones like these - I can honestly say I was completely shocked when I read this story on USA Today.

A man from Colorado has been arrested for sending hundreds of thousands of spam e-mails. His sentence? Twenty-one months in prison plus having to pay nearly $715,000 to the Internal Revenue Service.

I've met the odd "professional spammer" in my day, and they seriously look like your average Joe that basically gets paid for sending mass emails for various companies. . . usually without even knowing or caring about what the email is about. What's different about this case is the serial spammer was creating emails to deceive stock investors and he actually achieved this. During his spamming stint, he ended up raking in over $3.5 million. Nuf said.


Join The Conversation
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
THANK GOD! HAHAHA. Wow, I am totally the minority on this...
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
natali3nguyen natali3nguyen 9 years
wow, i didn't think spamming was that serious either
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I really think there should be harsher punishment for spam and email address list brokers.
Performita Performita 9 years
spam is annoying, but we will always have it...
Schmange Schmange 9 years
Wish they'd send all spammers to jail.
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