Man sentenced to 9 years for spamming

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In summary, prosecutors said Jeremy Jaynes used the Internet to peddle pornography and sham products and services such as a “FedEx refund processor,” and at the time of his arrest was considered among the top 10 spammers in the world. Thousands of people fell for his e-mails, and prosecutors said Jaynes’ operation grossed up to $750,000 per month. Jaynes was caught when postal inspectors executed a search warrant on his Cincinnati-area offices and found evidence that he was selling products that didn't meet his claims.
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Prosecutors said Jeremy Jaynes used the Internet to peddle pornography and sham products and services such as a “FedEx refund processor,” and at the time of his arrest was considered among the top 10 spammers in the world. Thousands of people fell for his e-mails, and prosecutors said Jaynes’ operation grossed up to $750,000 per month.

Maybe spamming will stop? One can only hope!
 
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There was a local neutraceutical manufacturer around here that was recently raided by postal inspectors. It seems that while they haven't gotten them on spamming, they got them on mail fraud when they shipped products that didn't meet their claims. :smile:

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I can see it now. The DoJ/FBI must be monitoring our thread killer thread to spot potential spammers :devil:

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"...prosecutors said Jaynes’ operation grossed up to $750,000 per month." Nnnnnnope--that's even better then selling drugs!

Moonbear said:
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Ah-hah![/URL] I hadn't thought about importing smilies... :biggrin:
 
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Glad they got him! Makes me wonder what the IRS will find...and you know they will look.
 
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Moonbear said:
There was a local neutraceutical manufacturer around here that was recently raided by postal inspectors. It seems that while they haven't gotten them on spamming, they got them on mail fraud when they shipped products that didn't meet their claims.
http://penis.blogcarnival.com/archives/2005/03/no_more_penis_e.html

March 17, 2005

No More Penis Englargement in Cincinnati


Your Berkeley Premium Nutraceutical order has been cancelled.

Investigators probing Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals, the maker of Enzyte penis enlargement pills, sent hundreds of the company's employees home and confiscated records during searches of three of the company's Cincinnati-area offices.
Read more: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/breaking_news/11155751.htm
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Who buys this stuff?

I would never buy, much less consume, anything from someone soliciting me over the internet. :bugeye:
 
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Good riddance to bad rubbish. They should make him read every single e-mail he sent out.
 
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The repsonse rate to spam is about 0.1% -- one in a thousand spam messages actually lead to a sale. It doesn't sound like a lot, but when you consider that some spammers can send billions of messages a day, it's more than enough.

- Warren
 
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Sort of like my success rate when I was trying to get a woman to date me. You have to play the numbers...
 
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Tom Mattson said:
Maybe spamming will stop? One can only hope!
This month's Scientific American has a brief article on that by people who are working on it. I only skimmed it because I'm not really interested, but their conclusion is that you can't stop spammers if they're determined. They're taking the approach of making it not worth their trouble to succeed.
 
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hitssquad said:
http://penis.blogcarnival.com/archives/2005/03/no_more_penis_e.html

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Yep, that's the one. :smile: Except they didn't quite phrase it that way on the local news. :biggrin:
 
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hitssquad said:
http://penis.blogcarnival.com/archives/2005/03/no_more_penis_e.html

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Interesting title to your post...if I might say...not meaning anything, just noticed, that's all... :rolleyes:
 
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Related to Man sentenced to 9 years for spamming

1. What exactly is spamming?

Spamming refers to the act of sending unsolicited and unwanted messages or advertisements, typically through email or social media platforms, to a large number of people. It is considered a form of online harassment and can also be used for fraudulent purposes.

2. How serious is spamming?

While spamming may seem like a minor annoyance, it can actually have serious consequences. It can clog up email servers, waste internet bandwidth, and potentially expose individuals to scams or malware. In some cases, spamming can also lead to legal action and jail time.

3. What are the penalties for spamming?

The penalties for spamming vary depending on the severity and frequency of the offense. In the case of the man sentenced to 9 years for spamming, he was charged with violating the CAN-SPAM Act, which can result in fines up to $11,000 and imprisonment for up to 5 years for each offense.

4. How can we protect ourselves from spam?

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5. Is there any way to stop spam completely?

Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to completely stop spam. As technology and tactics evolve, spammers continue to find ways to bypass filters and reach their intended targets. However, by being vigilant and taking precautions, we can minimize the impact of spam and help prevent it from becoming a larger issue.

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