Another Spammer Expected To Get Jailtime
from the a-good-deterrant? dept
Last week we were wondering if huge fines were really a deterrent on spammers, since, in most cases it was unlikely the spammers would ever pay. So, if fines don’t do it, will jailtime? Another spammer appears to be facing about two years in jail for a bunch of bogus health and drug spams. In his case, it sounds like he may be in more trouble for using computers from Ford, Amocco, Unisys, the US Army Information Center, and the Administrative Office of US Courts to send out those spams, than just for sending the spam messages directly. Actually, if you’re looking to avoid jailtime for spamming, you probably shouldn’t make unauthorized use of any computers having to do with the US government, let alone the “Administrative Office of US Courts.” This isn’t the first time, of course, that a spammer has been sent to jail, but it still does raise questions about what the proper punishment should be.