The Spam Diaries

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

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wayne Mansfield back in the news, fined $95,000

New Zealand Business Day reports that longtime spammer Wayne Mansfield has — again — been fined for spamming.

The article, Spam leads to $95,000 fine, reports that Mansfield had been spamming advertisements for his sales coaching seminars using a purchased email list containing around 67,000 addresses. Typical spam runs were to 10,000 addresses at a time. "Unsubscribe" requests were being ignored.

Although Mansfield is an Australia resident, the New Zealand court ruled that he was still subject to fines in New Zealand.

The article notes that he was banned from running a business for four years in Australia, although that ban has now expired.