Get your spam and get out of town
As a resident of Washington state, I'm pleased our Attorney General is going after spammers.
Attorney General Christine Gregoire's office estimates that Jason Heckel, 28, of Salem, doing business as Natural Instincts, sent as many as 20,000 unsolicited e-mails to Washington residents in 1998, trying to sell a $39.95 booklet called "How to Profit from the Internet."
Heckel was fined $100,000 and court costs. That's at least $5 per spam mail sent into Washington state. I'd be happy to see our A.G. spend the money to set up an online complaint system that was really easy to use, so we could collect a lot more from the people stuffing my email box with junk.Posted by Mitch Ratcliffe at October 19, 2002 06:39 PM | TrackBack