Spammer Ordered To Pay Facebook $711,000,000

Reuters is reporting what sounds like a great victory for everyone who hates those fake Facebook emails, but of course it probably won’t change anything!

Social networking website Facebook was awarded $711.2 million in damages relating to an anti-spam case against Internet marketer Sanford Wallace, court documents show.

Wallace did not oppose the motion or appear at the hearing on September 18, 2009, according to a filing on Thursday in a San Jose, California federal court.

The site filed an anti-spamming case against Wallace in February for accessing people’s Facebook accounts without their permission and sending phony mail and posts to the individuals’ public message wall, the company said in a blog post.

“While we don’t expect to receive the vast majority of the award, we hope that this will act as a continued deterrent,” Facebook said in a blog post.


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  1. Hah, what a giant turd. I hope he ends up getting but raped in jail someday.

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