[PLUG-TALK] 6 million per year

Mark Allyn allyn at well.com
Tue May 3 16:52:33 PDT 2005



On Mon, 2 May 2005, Keith Lofstrom wrote:

> Now I know the FBI is awfully busy these days helping Hollywood
> prosecute teenagers for copying music, but I keep thinking that
> at $250 a pop, that is 1.5 billion dollars a year the feds could
> theoretically collect just dealing with MY spam - multiply that by
> a million users or so and you could levy enough fines in a month
> to seize the entire assets of most countries.  So why won't the
> fibbies even answer my mail, when I locate the spammers for them?

I think that the $250 per spam is a civil matter. I don't think that
the FBI can get their hands on a civil matter.

I believe its up to you to go after them via civil means.

The problems are that these guys are probably operating
on a shell with a shoestring (nothing to go after) and/
or operating from overseas.

With rented equipment, facilities, and managed hosting, a company
does not need any attachable assets to go into this type of business.

Mark Allyn



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