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Quebec spammer must pay Facebook $873M

Discussion in 'Technology' started by alexd, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    Quebec spammer must pay Facebook $873M

    Last Updated: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 | 2:14 PM ET Comments4Recommend14
    CBC News

    A Quebec man has been ordered to pay Facebook $873 million US after he bombarded its members with explicit spam messages.

    The Quebec Superior Court has upheld a U.S. court ruling that ordered Adam Guerbuez and his company Atlantis Blue Capital to pay damages to the social networking giant.

    Quebec Judge Lucie Fournier also forbade Guerbuez from having a Facebook account or being involved in any way with the social-networking site ever again.

    Guerbuez sent more than four million messages to Facebook users, praising the use of marijuana and drugs for erectile dysfunction.

    Some of the messages contained sexually explicit material.

    Facebook filed a civil case, and a California court ruled in 2008 that the Montreal man had violated U.S. electronic commerce laws. The court ordered him to pay $873 million in damages.

    Facebook has acknowledged that it may be difficult to collect the damages granted by the court. However, the company has said it hopes the decisions will discourage future scammers from using its site.
    With files from The Canadian Press

    Read more: CBC News - Montreal - Quebec spammer must pay Facebook $873M
  2. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member


    that is insane.

    i wish all spammers got that kind of treatment.

  3. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    That's $218.25 per spam message.

  4. Eclectic

    Eclectic TRIBE Member

    That amount will get knocked down on appeal...but I agree, it'll deter further spammers.

  5. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

    he's filing for bankruptcy.
  6. KillaLadY

    KillaLadY TRIBE Member

    Of course he is.
  7. JamesM

    JamesM TRIBE Member

    haha I read that today. If you check out his blog he's totally bigging it up. he calls himself the 877 million dollar man.

    and also trying to bring attention to the fact that facebook itself spams.

    And then, he has pictures of him high rolling in casino's and beaches. yippee!
  8. JamesM

    JamesM TRIBE Member

  9. Bumbaclat

    Bumbaclat TRIBE Member

    I think a few Tribers might be in danger of a multi-million dollar facebook lawsuit for spamming.
  10. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

    how long did it take for alexd to move his thread here ?

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