Robert Soloway is a name unfamiliar to most, but he's touched the lives of many. Offering such products such as Viagra, genital enlargement pills, and various get rich quick scams Soloway held the dubious honor of being referred to as 'The Spam King'. Estimated to be netting over $700,000 a month (yes a month) off of jackasses who believed that an over the counter item would make their penis bigger, Soloway preyed upon the gullible while breaking the law.
The Spam King has been sued by various corporations such as Microsoft for illegal use of server resources, but he continued to thumb his nose at the CAN-SPAM act while he bombarded people's inboxes with nonsense. Finally the government got around to prosecuting him sentencing him to 47 months in pound-in-the-ass prison for tax evasion, spamming, and fraud.
A lot of computer users equate spammers with pedophiles, cause they find it really annoying to click the delete button or set up filters. I too have a loathing for these dingleberries who believe I should take my time and view their bullshit. Yesterday I got a friends add request on IM from a Denise. I figured it was the Denise I work with, so I approved the request. When Denise then asked me if I wanted to see her naked in a chat room with another girl I figured something was awry. I wanted to respond with something really dark, but it seemed automated anyways.
How in the hell did unsolicited email get the term Spam? No one can answer this for me. Who was it that said 'hmmm I just received some bulk advertising. I think it reminds me of a meat product that's popular in Hawaii. Henceforth it shall be dubbed as Spam."
"Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so exciting." - Bill Gates
Top Spammer Sentenced to Nearly Four Years