Omaha Spammer Faces 3 Years for Sending Junk Email

  • Comments: 2
  • Written on: February 15th, 2007

An Omaha E-entrepreneur faces up to three years behind bars and a fine for sending junk email messages to thousands of recipients offering everything from ways to steal passwords to a peek into your FBI file.

Josh Eveloff allegedly sent thousands of emails to people and falsified the header information in those emails to mask who was sending them and where they were being sent from.

WOWT Channel 6 News in Omaha ran a news story on the accused spammer, who is only the third person in the US to be charged under the Federal Can-Spam anti-junk email act. You can watch the video here.

Customers ask me all the time how spammers get away with sending messages day in and day out. Even though this guy allegedly took some steps to cover his tracks, he was tracked down an an enterprising UNO cyber security employee who noticed spam flooding the UNO email servers.

Eveloff owns a business in Omaha, NE where he helps people sell their cars on Ebay. He is pleading guilty to one count of fraud for sending thousands of email messages over a three month period.

During sentencing Eveloff could end up in federal prison for up to three years, as much as $250,000 in fines and restitution to his victims. His sentencing is scheduled for April 30th, 2007.

  1. James
    James said on February 15th, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    Its about time that these spam senders get caught. They should be locked up with a laptop and be forced to repeatedly press the del key on junk message after junk message. Lets see how they like it

  2. J.T.
    J.T. said on February 15th, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    Oh, but don’t you know? That would constitute cruel and unusual punishment! *Grumble grumble*

    Seriously though, if there were more of a crackdown on this, we’d be getting less spam. Only the 3rd to be arrested in so many years? No wonder spam is still rampant.

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