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Man Quits Job; Now Makes Millions Fighting Spam

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December 28, 2010 3:49:21 AM

My hero!
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December 28, 2010 3:59:12 AM

SEND HIM OVER HERE TO TOM'S.

And BTW, please +1 me.
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December 28, 2010 4:05:50 AM

I would've +1 because that was good, but you ruined it with the second like. And I'm tempted to minus 1..

I hate this guy. Ok more like I'm jealous of this guy, for doing what I always to do but didn't think it would amount to much other then me losing money lol.
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December 28, 2010 4:10:43 AM

I would +1 your post, but the system of +/- 1 is broken.
Great job for him, beneficial to me.
Now he just needs to sue the spammers here on TH
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December 28, 2010 4:16:52 AM

the biggest spammers here are the ones that pay toms to redirect you when you go to page and you have to click skip ad
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December 28, 2010 4:19:55 AM

Adblock Plus
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December 28, 2010 4:36:09 AM

karma831Adblock Plus

...doesn't always work.
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December 28, 2010 4:47:53 AM

No Script add-on for FF...
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December 28, 2010 7:02:57 AM

I agree with duk3 however the spammers here at Toms Hardware seem to be mostly businesses in China (from domain lookups) so it could be unlikely that a lawsuit would be effective.
Perhaps a cruise missile though.I've already seen this story several days ago.
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December 28, 2010 8:12:09 AM

huh suing people for scam he can do that?
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December 28, 2010 8:18:53 AM

plznoteMy hero!


Hope this article inspires other people in joining... 1000000 is a good inspiration too

:) 
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December 28, 2010 9:21:46 AM

^^^^

OH THE IRONY
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December 28, 2010 10:03:40 AM

jgv115^^^^OH THE IRONY

Funny that the Spam above your post was quickly removed too.
These Spammers don't even speak English or read the forums.
I'm guessing that each one is paid for copying and posting a beforehand translated and replicated Spam post.
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December 28, 2010 10:46:07 AM

karma831Adblock Plus


Does not remove spam comments.
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December 28, 2010 11:14:24 AM

figth spam and make a living of it sounds great
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December 28, 2010 11:26:44 AM

now it's time to sue all those 800 number services that call, pester me about their products, and ask for donations.
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December 28, 2010 11:35:16 AM

and sue that damn indian lady telemarketer that calls my cell phone once a month with a bunch of cheering in the background..

this guy is my idol.

I can be sidekick pwease sir?
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December 28, 2010 11:46:57 AM

Dr. Spam :) )
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December 28, 2010 12:40:18 PM

+1

Finally a lawyer suing bad people
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December 28, 2010 12:43:45 PM

The person who will destroy spam will get Nobel Peace Prise.
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December 28, 2010 12:55:41 PM

Is spam going down though? He is going after the companies that commercialize spam, which is great, but for every one you stomp down two more will pop up to replace them.
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December 28, 2010 2:11:02 PM

Yay
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December 28, 2010 2:36:23 PM

dEAnehuh suing people for scam he can do that?

Yep, with a law currently on the books. You can sue any company that sends you spam you didn't sign up for.
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December 28, 2010 2:36:24 PM

I'm a bit torn here.. I mean I hate spam as much as anyone, but all of the small little law suits he's filing could be considered spamming the courts. And with all of his suits, has spam really been diminished all that much? I'm not seeing a reduction in my filters.
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December 28, 2010 2:43:10 PM

These Spammers are pissing me off, so I'm going to quit my job, go to school full time for 4 years, and go fight them!!

Sounds realistic. Why don't we all do that? Oh yeah, because we don't have enough money in the bank to pay for four years of law school and if we've been working we sure can't get a grant.

But...thanks for fighting spam for us. Please tell us your secret.
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December 28, 2010 2:56:02 PM

This is a man with a blessed life.
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December 28, 2010 3:25:00 PM

candrwhiteI'm a bit torn here.. I mean I hate spam as much as anyone, but all of the small little law suits he's filing could be considered spamming the courts. And with all of his suits, has spam really been diminished all that much? I'm not seeing a reduction in my filters.

He's not spamming the courts, he's using them as they were intended. It's like signing up for an e-newsletter. Comes in right next to the spam, and via the same channels, except it was intentional. These spammers are breaking the law, and the law states that he can sue them. Nothing wrong with following the law.
I wouldn't expect to see a noticeable reduction in overall spam unless many more people do the exact same thing this person is doing. Until spamming consistently loses money, it will still exist. Also, you're never going to get rid of the ones from other countries.
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December 28, 2010 3:35:15 PM

Tomshardware needs to hire him then.
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December 28, 2010 3:52:58 PM

jj463rdI agree with duk3 however the spammers here at Toms Hardware seem to be mostly businesses in China (from domain lookups) so it could be unlikely that a lawsuit would be effective.citation]
SHEEESH! I could tell from their English!
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December 28, 2010 4:49:19 PM

+100 to him. Hope spammers can take this as a warning.
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December 28, 2010 4:53:45 PM

Man Quits Jobs; Now Makes Millions Fighting Spam... ;-)
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December 28, 2010 5:06:08 PM

dogman_1234SEND HIM OVER HERE TO TOM'S.

+1
Toms outrageous spam is annoying as hell and the reason I hardly visit the site anymore...


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December 28, 2010 6:50:17 PM

I keep receiving mails from indian guys who want to split his fortunes with me... Or that his wife's got cancer and needs 10 hundred bucks... I hope this guy gets them and they stop filling my SPAM folder, that one is for facebook notifications..
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December 28, 2010 6:55:19 PM

This guy is effectively alleviating the country of TWO burdens:
-Spam
AND
-the epidemic of useless lawyers!
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December 28, 2010 8:04:10 PM

i wish if i would have been in his place
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December 28, 2010 8:45:58 PM

Guys who have problems with ads on tom's which you have to skip to go to the site use AdBlock or use Opera.
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December 28, 2010 11:31:21 PM

oh wtf ...sounds fun ~
may be i should go law school and start suing those illegal software users?
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December 29, 2010 4:34:50 AM

Wow! I want to fight spams as well so that I can bring myself more money! Seriously, I really hate spam. I wish all those spamming companies disappear!
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December 29, 2010 12:44:27 PM

do me do me! could use an email filter with some humane ideals :D :p  :lol: 
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December 29, 2010 4:19:34 PM

This article has given me a relapse in my PTSD ... Post traumatic SPAM Disorder.

My left eye is twitching uncontrollably ...as is my right index finger ... ban and supress ... ban and supress ...

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December 29, 2010 5:51:11 PM

yeah those full page popovers on Toms are horrible. I remember complaining about the 1/4 window pop ups but now we have a full page and sometimes you have to scroll up two pages to the top to click on skip for some stupid advertisement of something that I don't want to buy or actually even the ad makes me say "oh gee I guess I won't EVER buy from HP again" :D  it works backward for the spamming company on here.
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December 30, 2010 12:53:27 AM

KEEP IT UP!!!
but what about spam on fourms??
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December 30, 2010 2:20:12 AM

This is what happens when you send a nerd through law school.

Simply awesome.
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January 3, 2011 1:21:37 AM

Great guy that deserves his $1million!
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