Big Phish In Jail

from the what-kind-of-scam-will-he-pull-there? dept

Wasn’t Robert Cringely just saying that no one was going to jail for phishing? Well, it appears that one rather busy phisher is being sent away for at least six years. It could be more, as the US wants him for additional scams. Jeremy Wagstaff has plenty of details on the scammer’s life history, which appears to involve running one big scam after another. At one point, he was apparently pulling in $15,000/day (with the help of a bunch of associates) by swapping bar codes on products at Target. It sounds like phishing was a natural next step for him.

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