Phishing Scammer May Be Facing A Century In Prison

from the gone-phishin' dept

If you thought nine years in jail for spamming was excessive, then how about 101 years for phishing? That's what one phisher is facing after being convicted on various counts for his phishing scam that netted lots of credit card info from gullible AOL users. It's unclear how much time he'll actually get -- and it does seem quite reasonable that phishing fraud scams (which actually involve serious fraud and stealing money from people) should get much longer sentences. However, it still seems like 101 years seems a bit on the long side. It will be interesting to see how much time he actually gets, and how long it takes him to convince his fellow inmates to hand over their personal info.

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    not long enough, 17 Jan 2007 @ 12:30am

    It's

    I do not agree.
    101 years sounds good to me.
    Anybody that says that 101 is too steep never had to go through the hassle of getting their own life back and never had to work years to repair their credit rating.
    The problem with society today begins with the lack of consequences.
    The same goes for other white collar crimes of enron and mci.

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