Godfather of Spam

Alan Ralsky is a convicted American fraudster, best known for his activities as a spammer. He gained much of his notoriety following a December 2002 interview with The Detroit News. The article was soon posted to Slashdot and the address of his newly built home was posted to Slashdot not long after that. Hundreds of Slashdot readers then searched the Internet for advertising mailing lists and free catalogs and signed him up for them. As a result, he was flooded with junk mail. He said: “They’ve signed me up for every advertising campaign and mailing list there is. These people are out of their minds. They’re harassing me”. Continue reading for more interesting facts.

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