by Mike Masnick

Extortion By Yahoo Message Board?

from the seems-pretty-pointless dept

It's always surprising when we hear about a company getting upset about some anonymous posts on a random stock message board -- because you would think, by now, everyone knows not to pay much attention to the posters on those boards. However, as alarm:clock notes, one company found their stock board troll wasn't just persistent and annoying, but actually tried to extort money and stock from the company in order to get him to go away. Of course, the only thing he got out of the company appears to be a lawsuit.

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    Adam, 13 Jun 2006 @ 8:42pm


    So someone tried to extort Yahoo by being annoying? "Let's piss people off until they'll pay to be rid of me," was their whole plan? And when it doesn't happen quickly enough, they explain this plan to Yahoo?

    No one let the Slashdotters hear about this, there could be some real trouble.

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