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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    |333173|3|_||3, 17 Jan 2007 @ 6:23pm

    AOL phising

    Dear sir,
    May I interset you in a new, one (per week) only offer. All you need to do is reply to this email with your bank adnd credit card information to recieve a potential debt of several thousand dollars, the proceeds of which will ultimately benefit myself.
    I hope to recieve your details soon,
    Yours sincerely,
    (professional scammer)

    THat sould do the trick for AOL users.

    !)! years serves him right for not going to somewhere that does not care about phishing scammers, where he could havem ade his mint and returned home if he felt like it after a few years. Much more sensilbe, and less likely to lead to jail.

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