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Spammer To Serve Nine Year Sentence

Have you heard the news? Jeremy Jaynes (also known as Gaven Stubberfield) has been sentenced to nine years in prison by a Virginia court. His crime?


Being a spammer.

I kid you not. Jaynes (who went by the name Stubberfield in his unsolicited emails) was sending out over 10 million pieces of spam per day! Jaynes was peddling everything from bogus products to pornography, and his law violation was not in sending the spam - it was in hiding his identity.

The Loudoun County Circuit Judge Thomas Horne says that the Virginia law concerning spam is a new one, and it is almost certain there will be an appeal. So there's no knowing yet if Jaynes will actually serve any time for his crime.

But whether or not he serves his time doesn't concern me so much as this statement I found regarding the case:

Prosecutors say he grossed up to $750,000 per month.

My faith in the intelligence level of the consumer just declined. Don't people know you never never never never do business with a spammer?



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