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MySpace sues 'Spam King' over fake profiles

March 27, 2007|From Bloomberg News

MySpace.com sued Sanford Wallace, who became known as the King of Spam in the 1990s, for setting up dummy profiles to direct MySpace users to websites such as Real-vegas-sins.com.

Wallace created 11,000 fake profiles using automated software programs in violation of MySpace's terms of use agreement, the company said in a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.

MySpace's complaint, which seeks unspecified damages, accuses Wallace of violating the 2003 U.S. Can-Spam Act, which regulates the use of unsolicited e-mail.

Wallace could not be reached for comment.

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