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SPAM Costs Colorado Man $6 Million
MySpace.com proves that spam does not pay, unless it is for damages to thousands of MySpace users.
<p>In a judgment by a court-appointed arbitrator, Scott Richter of Westminster, Colorado, must pay $4.8 million in damages and $1.2 million in legal fees for sending out more than 100 million spam messages daily to MySpace users during August 2006. While promoting a website called Consumerpromotionscenter.com, Richter used phished MySpace accounts to assail users and overwhelm an ill-equipped staff at MySpace to deal with such security problems.</p><p>Steven Richter, father of Scott Richter and president of Media Breakaway has agreed to the arbitration and “plans to pay the money he awarded and not appeal it.”</p><p>According to records, this is not the first time Richter has been accused of spamming and had judgments against him. In 2005, Richter other company had to pay Microsoft $7 million for similar charges. </p>