The Spam Diaries

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

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Two more members of Arizona porn spam gang convicted

In January of last year, I wrote about a spam gang in Arizona that specialized in hard-core porn spam sent to AOL users. Three members, Kirk F. Rogers of Manhattan Beach, California, Jennifer Clason of Tempe, Arizona, and Andrew Ellison have already pled guilty.

Today, the UK Register reports that the remaining two members, Jeffrey Kilbride, of Venice, California and James Schaffer of Paradise Valley, Arizona, have been convicted of eight counts, including conspiracy, fraud, money laundering, and transportation of obscene materials.

Earlier reports indicated that AOL received over 600,000 complaints from its users over spam from the gang. Given the extremely small complaint rate for spam, the number of spams actually sent must have numbered in the many millions, even assuming that the embedded hard-core porn would have generated a higher-than-average complaint rate.

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