Spamford Wallace Accused Of Spamming MySpace
from the just-can't-let-go dept
Sanford "Spamford" Wallace was the original spam king -- and he was proud of the label. Back in the late 90's he was basically the face of the first generation of spammers. After running into trouble with the law, he promised that he had reformed himself and gone into the nightclub/DJ business. However, the lure of questionable online marketing practices was apparently too much. A few years ago, it was discovered that he was in the spyware/adware business. When the FTC cracked down on him for that, he disappeared for a while before eventually being fined $4 million. You would think that after getting in trouble twice for questionable online marketing, he would have learned to stay away -- but Wallace apparently just can't let go. News Corp. is now suing Wallace for setting up 11,000 fake profiles in MySpace, and using them to redirect visitors to various marketing websites. The article isn't entirely clear on the charges, but it includes charging Wallace with violating CAN SPAM -- suggesting he was also spamming people via email to get them to visit these sites. Either way, someone might want to suggest to Wallace that he not get involved in various online marketing schemes for a while.