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£440.000 fine for 2 men in PPI spam crime

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ying-yang, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. ying-yang

    ying-yang BANNED BANNED

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    named the playboys of Pattaya , Thailand , these guys made £8000 per day .... My questions are ... 1. HOW can these guys do 850,000 spam txts per day ? 2. HOW do they get the kind of list to do such a thing..... ? I know Thailand has no spam laws so im guessing it was UK laws that got them , due to selling there leads to UK PPI companies , but £8000 a day wow.... NO im not about to replicate it , im just asking HOW ? thx...... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2240084/War-PPI-sharks-Warning-rogue-firms-pair-sent-spam-texts-fined-440-000.html
     
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    This is how they make £8000 per day

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  3. akacash

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    Lol @ £440.000 fine. They fined the one kid 140k and the other 300k. Considering they were in business for the last 3 years, and making as much as 8k per day, I'd say they're probably going to pay that and move on like not much happened. At 8k per day they'd of made that much in less than 2 months.
     
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    MrE Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The one guy is based offshore, so they can fine him all they want but good luck on collecting any of that money haha.

    He can live out his days in Thailand beyond the reach of UK laws or lawsuits.
     
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  5. ying-yang

    ying-yang BANNED BANNED

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    the how to do it is right yes ..... but how to get the numbers to txt to , and how to txt 850k per day ..... HOW the hell is that done lol
     
  6. mrtwister_65

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    Judging by their names they are UK citizens, I assume.
     
  7. ying-yang

    ying-yang BANNED BANNED

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    yes both UK citizens , but Thailand will not send them back as its not against Thai laws to spam.
     
  8. rootjazz

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    As the news source is the Daily Mail, I would take all figures with a pinch of salt ;-)
     
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  9. oxonbeef

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    How?

    1. Set up in Thailand.
    2. http://www.localscraper.com/
    3. http://www.smscaster.com/
      Job done
    There is better software around but I can't think of it offhand.
     
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  10. mindfreaker

    mindfreaker Newbie

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    Holy shit ! Lol didnt know spam earnt so much
     
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  11. meinewelt

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    even so called "trustworthy" , "old" and "huge" "serious" company like one of the biggest market research companies IPSOS............. working for mercedes benz, nestle and others... *is* dialing *RANDOM* numbers to get people on the phone. I worked there as a student in one of my first jobs ever a very very long time ago and so i know (oh my god when i think back at the hot female students working there... i regret i was so shy).
     
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  12. Methuselah

    Methuselah Regular Member

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    Question is, do they ever want to leave Thailand. The ICO can prosecute for non payment of fines which would gain a prison sentence. Interpol might pick them up one day when they're on their monthly visa renewal trip.
     
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    Interpol can only issue an arrest warrant. They have no power of arrest themselves.
     
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  14. Steeky

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    edited... I need to learn to read article before posting
     
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  15. ying-yang

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    Thanks and much appreciate links.