New Jersey man gets 2 years jail for AOL scam

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A New Jersey man has received a jail sentence for helping to send spam to more than 1.2 million AOL subscribers. Todd Moeller, 28, was sentenced for 27 months in a federal court in New York after being caught making a deal to a government informant to send e-mails ‘advertising’ a computer security program for 50 percent of the profits.

Moeller and Adam Vitale of New York pleaded guilty earlier this year to breaking anti-spam laws and defeating AOL’s filter system by using different servers and changing headers to not be traced.

He told the informant, via instant messaging, that he could conceal the source through his access to 40 different servers and had profited $40,000 a month from other spam messages that promoted stocks.

Vitale will be sentenced on November 13th.

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