Scam: #152
Scam Alert
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Sanford Wallace

Las Vegas, Nevada

Email "Spam King"
Severity: 9

Anonymous
Florida
Submitted: 01/18/2010

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Sanford Wallace is better known as "Spamford" on the web. The Las Vegas-based "Spam King" accessed Facebook members' accounts without their permission, and sent out fake Wall posts and spam messages from the compromised accounts. He was fined $4 million by the Federal Trade Commission in the United States for posting an excessive number of intrusive pop-up ads. Wallace and his business partner, Walter Rines, were found guilty of carrying out phishing attacks against MySpace users, and spamming MySpace members with unsolicited messages. The social networking site won a $230 million payout from the "Spam King".
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