Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Spam Still Pays
This interesting nugget appeared in a recent judgement against notorious spammerati Sanford Wallace and Walter Rines. According to court records, "Wallace and Rines sent 735,925 messages and earned over $500,000 in the process." That's better than a 67% hit rate! Of course, those ill-gotten gains pale when compared to the award of $230 mil granted to MySpace.com, who filed the lawsuit last year. But even getting a piece of the $500 K might be a bit tricky since the pair failed to appear in court and have since gone missing. Wallace already has an outstanding $4 mil (peanuts?) fine from the FTC. All in all, looks like crime still pays.