Scammers Going To Jail

from the crackdown-time dept

It looks like some internet scammers are finally getting some serious jailtime. A man who was caught running a phishing scam has just been sentenced to 46 months in prison. Meanwhile, the guy who conned lots of Wall Street insiders out of half a million dollars by telling them he was selling pre-IPO shares in Google has entered a guilty plea in the case, and now faces 51 to 63 months in jail. I have no problem putting such obvious scammers in jail for breaking the law. I do wonder, however, if the punishment really fits the crime.

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    Anonymous Coward, 18 May 2004 @ 12:12pm

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    Spam is an annoyance but hardly a crime punishable by these ludicrous sentences.

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