Scott Richter, one of the most successful
spammers high volume email deployers ever, was named in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles court last Friday.
In the suit MySpace claims:
Richter and his associates “arranged for millions of spam ‘bulletins”‘ to be sent from MySpace users’ accounts without their knowledge by gaining access to them illegally, according to the lawsuit.
His last company lost a a 50 million dollar judgment to Microsoft for spamming of which they only paid 7 million before filing for bankruptcy protection.
It seems CPA Empire owner Scott Richter Just cant get a break… He also ran a clothing line called “Spam King” until it was stalled by a trademark lawsuit by Hormel Foods, which owns the trademark to edible SPAM.
I talked to Scott here in at the Affiliate Summit yesterday for a brief moment. He seemed a little flustered. Maybe this suit had something to do with it. I wish I would have known then about it I would have asked him about it.
So this is pretty interesting MySpace is going after people for spamming MySpace bulletins and setting a example with the self proclaimed “spam king”
This is actually very ironic cause I was talking to a very big affiliate company about Richter and his appearance on the Daily Show:
Scott told me about how the show it was all scripted and all in good fun. Personally I think it was a INCREDIBLY BAD IDEA for him but I dont mean that really from a marketing aspect more from a… wow for the rest of my life everyone is going to make a example out of me as a spammer.
If you want to read more about the Myspace/CPA Empire suit you can see one of the over 200 articles already posted in the last 20 hours on Google News