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Man quits job, makes living suing e-mail spammers

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  1. bigpurpleguy

    bigpurpleguy Junior Member

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  2. kirkonpolttaja

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    he'd make more money email spamming.
     
  4. ilikebh

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    He's gonna get himself killed at that rate .
     
  5. eternity

    eternity BANNED BANNED

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    Oh nice to hear
     
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    Former marketing pro quit job, became lawyer to litigate against email marketing abusersDecember 27, 2010, 10:57 AM —*
    Everyone in the world who isn't a spammer hates email spam. But whereas most of us suffer our spam silently, or make feeble attempts to filter it out of our inbox, Daniel Balsam has made himself into a Spam Warrior.

    From the Huffington Post:

    Eight years ago, Balsam was working as a marketer when he received one too many e-mail pitches to enlarge his breasts.

    Enraged, he launched a Web site called Danhatesspam.com, quit a career in marketing to go to law school and is making a decent living suing companies who flood his e-mail inboxes with offers of cheap drugs, free sex and unbelievable vacations.

    Since changing careers, Balsam has filed numerous lawsuits against spammers in San Francisco area courts. He says he's forced more than $1 million in court judgments and settlements with alleged spammers.

    "I feel like I'm doing a little bit of good cleaning up the Internet," Balsam said.

    The spammer attorneys he routinely faces in court have a different opinion. They claim Balsam is cynically exploiting unfair stereotypes of email spammers and making a mockery of the "law" by, you know, trying to enforce these so-called "laws" against spammers. Which leads to our latest contender for Most Ironic Comment of All Time By An Attorney:

    "He really seems to be trying to twist things for a buck," said Bennet Kelley, a defense lawyer who has become Balsam's arch nemesis over the years in the rough-and-tumble litigation niche that has sprung up around spam.

    And if there's anything a defense attorney for an email spammer can't abide, it's another attorney trying to twist things for a buck.
     
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    tb0n3 Newbie

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    Do you know what you call a million lawyers, each chained to an iron ball at the bottom of the ocean? ..................................A Good Start!
     
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  9. Dumper

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    Seems like the thing to do nowadays, f'n bastard.
     
  10. wannabie

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    He will be bust in a few months -

    Blackhat is turning into "catch me if you can"

    I love it
     
  11. vampirerocks123

    vampirerocks123 Regular Member

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    This is the first time i am reading an online earning method extremely opposite way..
     
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    Good for this guy. The people who don't know what they are doing will eventually get caught and put out of business, while those who know how to email will continue to thrive.
     
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    It looks like he's only targeting the big boys for now. I should be safe a little while!
     
  14. oinky222

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    LMAO thats hilarious
     
  15. Sanitarium

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    These guys never tell the truth about their stories, it should probably go something like this:

    "I used to spam penis pumps so much that one day i spammed my own email address, and that was it, i finally saw the shit i was doing to people!" :D
     
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    That's awesome!
     
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    That guy is a fucking bastard. He is the lowest of the low and should be shot. I am not exaggerating.