Facebook Spammer Sent 27 Million Messages Faces Jail Time

Spam King himself, Sanford Wallace, is facing possible prison time over his spamming that he did on Facebook which sent a total of 27 million messages to users.

Using social engineering techniques, Sanford was able to get 500,000 users to give him their passwords which he then had access to and in return would post spam messages to friends’ walls.

How did the Spam King make money? Users that clicked on the links on their wall would redirect to web sites that paid him for Internet traffic.

This isn’t the first time Wallace has been in trouble for spamming. Back in 2008 he was spamming MySpace resulting in a $234 million suit against him and his partner Walter Rimes.

Today, Wallace has been released on bond and will reappear in court in December for sentencing. He could face up to three years in jail and a $250,000 fine.

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