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:wt: FaceBook spammer fined $1 Billion

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by drstew, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. drstew

    drstew Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey guys I was just reading this article and thought some people might be interested if they hadn't seen it already.

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  2. patriotofgod

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    Lol, 1 billion? I am sure they will be getting that.
     
  3. drstew

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    Hehe yeh exactly no fucken chance the dude will even have that. I don't know why they even bother, in the end it will probably cost them more in court fees than what they will get back :)
     
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    Clearly, they wanted to make an example of him to stop any future spammers from even thinking about it. I don't think they didi it for the money.

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    wow..1billion dollars...that is huge...it is a very HEAVY Fined :(
     
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    So he did some phishing too?

    1 billion is just too cruel, i think proper punishment would be to strap him with a special bomb that detonates whenever he's near a computer.

    BOOM!
     
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    A billion is a bit much but just goes to show how much companies are willing to go to stop spammers. I also wound up reading a bunch of the links articles i think around 6 in total. Anyways, thanks for sharing that link. very interesting.
     
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    Haha, everyone knows corporations are like asswipe in this industry
     
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    " You can stop one of us, but you cant stop us all "
     
  11. drstew

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    Yeh I wonder how they caught him, would have thought he was using protection. Always remember to use protection when sleeping with FB :)
     
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    damn 1 billion den again u neva kno that spammer probably made more than that spamming facebook :D
     
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    damn! that is so much ! I can live happily in my country if I get that much of money!
     
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    Damn! I'll have to open my own Facebook style website and get people to spam it and then sue their ass. Fockin easy money if you ask me.:D
     
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    873 million - my dream amount of money.
    Facebook scares all the blackhatter out there :D.
     
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    Yes, this is the exact reason I never got/will get into facebook marketng, at least not illegally lol
     
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    What a joke - awarded 1 billion for having a few messages posted on your site yet soldiers who have lost limbs etc get a pittance, nobody seems to have any common sense any more :banghead:
     
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    Yeah thats just a little bit too much money..
     
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    well if you wanna keep doing it and not get sued, just always do less than the most fiendish spammer. Or just be smarter.
     
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    What if you do it outside US? Say China, Russia, Cayman's, Virgin Islands......Facebook will have a hard time trying to pin it on you, yeh??