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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    Will R., 17 Jan 2007 @ 10:08am

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    I completely agree with this statement. We are far too lenient on punishment. I'm one of the few pro-death penalty democrats that I know.

    Someone recently told me how in Japan, if you're caught driving with your cell phone up to your ear, they slap you with a $2000.00 USD fine (that's like 20,000 yen, or something), and they're telling me this and saying how excessive it is. But I agree with it!!

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