Thursday, January 18th, 2007 at 1:56pm

Man gets up to 101 years in prison for e-mail ‘phishing’

Posted by Jordan Erickson –

The first man convicted under the 2003 CAN-SPAM act faces up to 101 years in federal prison after sending misleading e-mails to innocent Internet users and misusing credit card information, among other charges.

From the article: ‘The law forbids e-mail marketers from sending false or misleading messages and requires them to provide recipients with a way to opt out of receiving future mailings. During trial, prosecutors presented evidence that Goodin used several compromised Internet accounts to send e-mails to America Online users. The e-mails appeared to be from the company’s billing department and told customers to update their billing information or lose service.’

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