The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Friday, September 29, 2006

Identity theft spam ring busted in Connecticut

As reported in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, an investigation by the Earthlink abuse department has helped authorities nail a spam gang said to be responsible for millions of spams.

Indicted are Michael Dolan of North Miami Beach, Fla.; Charlie Blount Jr., of Branford, Conn.; Keith Riedel of Winter Haven, Fla.; Richard D'Andrea of West Haven, Conn.; Thomas Taylor Jr. of West Haven, and Daniel Mascia of West Haven. Blount, D'Andrea and Taylor have already pled guilty.

Tricks employed by the spammers include the usual account cancellation warnings, fake prize announcements, and fake greeting cards.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's good news.
Now kill'm all! :-)

4:33 AM  

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