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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    DL, 17 Jan 2007 @ 12:10pm

    Re: Phishing... and another thing

    The people scammed didn't give HIM their information. They gave the company he was mimicking their information. The fact that he was pretending to be someone he was not is fraud and is illegal.

    What's you're deal anyway? Some innocent gets screwed because they aren't a web dev and all of a sudden they're at fault that someone ripped them off? That's a real asshole perspective.

    If you look at it that way, when you're grandma gets had for everything she's worth cause she tried to buy you a Christmas gift I hope you have a change of heart – otherwise please don't breed; we don't need more of you.

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