Top spammer arrested.................Yeah baby, lock him up and throw away the key

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Shoreline New Hampshire & Maine

A Seattle man described as one of the world's "top ten spammers" was arrested Wednesday and the cops say you could see a decrease in your junk mail with him behind bars.

Robert Alan Soloway was arrested after a 35 count federal indictment charged him with with mail fraud, wire fraud, e-mail fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering. Looks like Robert has been a very busy boy.

"Prosecutors say Soloway used computers infected with malicious code to send out millions of junk e-mails since 2003. The computers are called "zombies" because owners typically have no idea their machines have been infected.

He continued his activities even after Microsoft won a $7 million civil judgment against him in 2005 and the operator of a small Internet service provider in Oklahoma won a $10 million judgment, prosecutors said."

Spammers cause huge problems on the internet with their reckless business practices and worldwide the people like Robert cost businesses and their customers an estimated 20 billion dollars a year in lost productivity dealing with spam.

Now if they can just arrest the other nine.................................;-)

Posted by

Jim Lee , REALTOR®, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)  RE/MAX Shoreline

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Comments (5)

Roger Stensland
Keller Williams Realty Puget Sound - Maple Valley, WA
Let's Move!
Since I hate internet SPAM, I think that it couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.
May 31, 2007 06:03 AM
Robert Cramer
Five Star Property Inspections - Belleville, IL
Damn, and I thought I was bad.....just kidding.  Your right lock him up.
May 31, 2007 06:15 AM
Peter M . Christopher
Fairfield County Home Inspection LLC - Fairfield, CT
Residential & Commercial Inspections in
If only they could do some thing about the telemarketers.
May 31, 2007 06:15 AM
Eileen Landau


Let's get the other nine and then we can get back to using email. 

May 31, 2007 09:49 AM
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent
Lock him up, throw away the key, and force him to eat SPAM every day he's in jail!
May 31, 2007 02:33 PM