Rob Gale's photos More of Rob Gale's photos

« Free Full Text | Main | The Brief Safe »

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Spammer's Porsche Up For Grabs

BBC: Spammer's Porsche up for grabs

Internet giant AOL has ratcheted up the war against unsolicited e-mail with a publicity-grabbing coup - an online raffle of a spammer's seized Porsche.

AOL won the car - a $47,000 Boxster S - as part of a court settlement against an unnamed e-mailer last year.

"We'll take cars, houses, boats - whatever we can find and get a hold of," said AOL's Randall Boe.

According to Mr Boe, the Porsche's previous owner made more than $1m by sending junk e-mail.
Mr Boe said the Porsche was seized mainly for its symbolic value, as the obvious fruit of an illegal trade.

The Porsche sweepstake lasts until 8 April, and will be open only to those who were AOL members when it was first announced.


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Spammer's Porsche Up For Grabs:


The comments to this entry are closed.