Friday, July 01, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Alliance Storage Technologies Releases New NETArchive NAS Storage Solution
Android N Will Be Called "Nougat"
B&O PLAY H5 In-ear Earphones Launch Globally
Samsung Starts Selling Unlocked Galaxy S7 Phones
Qualcomm Files Additional Complaints in China Against Meizu
Nero Offers Latest SecurDisc Technology For Effective Data Protection
OPPO and Vivo Set To Enjoy Significant Smartphone Production Growth This Year
Netflix To Offer Original Series In Asia
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > UK Spam...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, November 17, 2005
UK Spammer Jailled For Six Years


A man described as the UK's most prolific spammer was jailed for six years on Wednesday at Peterborough Crown Court.

Peter Francis-Macrae of Cambridgeshire was found guilty of fraudulent trading, concealing criminal property, threatening to destroy or damage property, making threats to kill and blackmail, after a six week trial.

Francis-Macrae was accused of defrauding thousands of people by tricking them into sending him money to register a dot-eu domain name on their behalf. He was also charged with sending fraudulent emails to companies claiming they had to pay a renewal fee to avoid losing their domain names.

It has been estimated that Francis-Macrae received up to 1.6m (US $2,75m) through the scams.

Businesses who complained said Francis-Macrae bombarded them with emails. Police and trading standards officers who investigated told the court they were threatened with petrol-bombing.

Francis-Macrae was arrested after threatening Nominet UK, the registry that controls the dot-uk domain.


Previous
Next
Dolby Surrounds the Xbox 360        All News        Xbox 360 Running on a 24" LCD
Windows Media Encoder 9 x64 Available For Download     General Computing News      Sony Launches Internet Phone Service

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .