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Facebook spammer ordered to pay $711 million

By Jos
Oct 30, 2009
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  1. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Guru Posts: 592   +45

    Is it even possible for this guy to even pay that amount of money? If he can, why is he even bothering with spamming anyway!?
     
  2. Wow that is a lot of money to pay back. That guy must make a lot of money. I had someone sign up on http://316ex.com a site that I am working on and spam every user.
     
  3. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Enthusiast Posts: 327   +18

    Nobody likes spammers, but $711 million? That's a bit much if you ask me. Then again, depends on how many users they hacked when stealing logins and sending them to sites. I guess if I was Facebook, I'd enjoy getting money because spammers were spamming. Maybe this will teach other spammers out there not spam.
     
  4. Yeah there definitely needs to be some harsher punishments for spammers.
    Like others mentioned... seize all assets, just like what happens with drug dealers.
    And at least a 5 year jail term, (Should get the chair though, lol!!) so that deters others.
     
  5. it's not actual damages, it's a $10,000 fine per occurance. $711,000,000 most likely means that they proved he sent at least 71,100 pieces of spam.
     
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