High Profile Spammer Files For Bankruptcy -- But Plans To Keep Spamming

from the where-did-those-millions-go? dept

One of the highest profile spammers around has been Scott Richter and his company "OptInRealBig." Richter has received plenty of coverage over the years for such stunts as suing SpamCop for "damaging his reputation". He was also one of the major characters in Brian McWilliam's fascinating Spam Kings book -- which gives you the impression that Richter really likes the idea of becoming a legitimate, non-spamming email marketer, but can't seem to stick to it. Richter also got off extremely lightly last year in the case which NY State filed against him with great fanfare. While he got away with just a slap on the wrist in that case, both Richter and OptInRealBig are now declaring bankruptcy. Of course, don't get too excited just yet. The company claims that it's doing just fine and is actually growing. The point of declaring bankruptcy is just to consolidate all the other lawsuits that have been filed against the company (including a $40 million suit from Microsoft) -- and to reorganize the business to keep on churning out those emails.


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    RMAntala01, Mar 30th, 2005 @ 7:53pm

    Toss it out...

    I'd love to see the Federal Bankruptcy Court Judge find a reason to deny their Bankruptcy Petition on the grounds of it being a bad-faith-filing and bar them from refiling for at least a few years. Then we can see how the lawsuits against them play out.

     

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    Betty Ann, Dec 2nd, 2005 @ 10:45am

    tillyrivers

    Hi
    I know that Tilly Rivers is a self made millionaire as well as the best erotica writer ever, could anyone tell me where she is hiding? I mean it is like she has just vanished
    I have heard she has opened her own Publishing company
    Does nayone know the name?
    Tilly if you read this where are you???

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 29th, 2005 @ 7:46am

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    Looks like you know that you can find her at Rain Publishing

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 8th, 2006 @ 9:55am

    Re: tillyrivers

    tilly riers can be reached at rain publishing

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 8th, 2006 @ 9:56am

    Re: tillyrivers

    ya

     

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    Brittiany, May 31st, 2006 @ 8:30am

    Re: tillyrivers

    I just stumbled upon her publishing company. its called Rain Publishing. The URl is www.rainbooks.com. I dont know how i found her website, i wasnt even looking for it. it just popped up. and then i saw ur post looking for her. so i hope this helps.

     

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