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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    brian, 3 Aug 2006 @ 2:23pm

    Re: Deterrent ?

    hey think scammers should get 90 to life i just had a guy try to scam me.see i am saleing an atv on olx and this guy wanted to send me a cashers check for $3.500.00 dollers and i am saleing the atv for $2.000 and then he told me as soon as i got the check take it to my bank and cash it and send hem 1.400 dollers of it to his guy in london by western union so he can come pick it up i told hem i will after the check clears
    hmmmm i havent heard from hem in 3 days and the check its a fake so if you can help me get this guy put away here is his email adders thanks

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