1. May 15, 2008

    Funny thing is I actually thought about doing this awhile ago LOL. But seriously, $230 mil is a little greedy, dude was bound to get caught at some point.

  2. tyler dewitt
    May 15, 2008


    It didn’t say how much he was making through it? How much do you think he was making through all that?

  3. May 15, 2008

    They should be on American Greed.

  4. Bill
    May 15, 2008

    Scott Richter, owner of CPA Empire ?

    “MySpace has another anti-spam case pending against a high-profile defendant, Scott Richter, who it claims gained access to MySpace profiles using stolen passwords and then sent spam bulletins from those accounts.”

    Oh my…

  5. May 15, 2008

    they should write an ebook on it..

  6. Dave Turnbull
    May 16, 2008

    It’s nice when douchebags get owned.

  7. 07
    May 16, 2008

    First time commentor, but what shocked me the most is that the second guy in the article, the one who was hit up for over 150 of the 230 million and is not pictured, lives not even 10 miles from my parents!

  8. May 16, 2008

    Well, $230 million wouldn’t take that long to pay off. ouch. although, they deserve it. maybe not 230,000,000!!!! million. but thats alot of spam.

  9. May 16, 2008

    just kidding about not taking a long time to pay off btw.

  10. May 16, 2008

    Maybe News corp is trying to pickup some more coin after they sold DirecTV

  11. May 16, 2008

    the bigger questions is even though guy had to pay 230 mil… how much did he make… I would be willing to say it was much more… but i could be wrong… Not saying i advise spamming… but sad part is that most spammers know they may get caught and make sure they earn more than what the settlement could be…

  12. Dave
    May 16, 2008

    There’s no way he made 230mill spamming 730,000 users in myspace. Even if he had a $20 CPA and 100% conversions, that would be 14.6mill. I wouldn’t bet against him making a few million however, that’s now sitting safely in offshore accounts.

  13. May 16, 2008

    hahahahahahaha gatcha dude! well, whatever much he makes, he wont be able to bring out that kinda cash unless he is making around $1billion bucks per year? lol

  14. May 16, 2008

    This is why everyone should just stay away from spamming! Even some MMO blog owners spam people. I have been to sites, and read articles, on how to turn your e-mail feed readers and newsletter subscribers into profits for you. Basically you get a collection of email addresses from people that has signed up for various things on your site, then set up an automated email system to email affiliate deals and such to them. I personally think that is crap. They didn’t sign up to get your affiliate links, they signed up for your feed or newsletter. I believe that practices like that will actually deter people away from your site. Suits him well. All spammers should be fined. It is just bad business, not true marketing.

    Shudogg Dot Com – Make Money Online Blogging

  15. May 16, 2008

    thats the main thing that kill us. GREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDD! People dont seem to get contented with what they are getting. Well, good for the fucker then?! :D

  16. May 16, 2008

    Hey people,

    He didn’t freakin made 230 mill. He is busted with the lawsuit of that cash. lol.

    He and his partner Walter Rines sent more then 730k of spam emails or something like that.

  17. May 16, 2008

    Hmm glad he got caught but in a way im not so happy cause its going to bring the economy down if there is no spamers then there is no use to pay for antispam filters then a company like mcafee or avg will go out buisness people will lose jobs spammers make the world go round

  18. Alex
    May 17, 2008

    Then why don’t we make some new way to mess up people’s lives so that people can make money trying to fix it?

  19. May 17, 2008

    Dang! $230 Million! The only way out of that would be bankruptcy or leaving the country and living off of hidden cash, which I’m guessing a guy like this has stashed away somewhere.

  20. May 22, 2008

    How recently was this?

  21. May 23, 2008

    Ouch. Was it really worth it?

    The guy looks exactly like i imagine “spammers” to look like! Haha.

    -Dave King

  22. May 29, 2008

    lol dave, i thought the same.

    People just don’t know when to stop, although it would be hard to say enough is enough if it works

  23. June 1, 2008

    I’ve met Scott Richter several times and I have to say I’m pretty shocked he was involved…

  24. June 28, 2008

    fuck all you haters! dont be jealous because you cant make fat cash sitting on your ass at home… or a boat…or a beach. i love it. noobs.

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