Some people are sick.
But Christopher Pierson, of London, England really takes the cake.
Pierson, a 40-year-old father of two (oh my, his poor children), was arrested and arraigned yesterday for sending spam to those known to be looking for lost loved ones, in the wake of last week’s tsunamis. The spam purported to be from the British government, and advised the recipients that their loved ones had in fact perished in the disaster.
Sick, sick, sick.
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Pierson apparently built the mailing list to which he sent the spam by harvesting email addresses from an Internet forum set up to allow friends and families of British people who had been travelling in the stricken area to post requests and share support.
What is amazing to Aunty is the speed with which they tracked Pierson down, arrested, and arraigned him. Barely a week from start to finish. U.S, authorities, take note! And, take notes!
As for Pierson, his defense has attributed his actions to, and Aunty quotes, “a moment of madness”.
Fortunately, insanity isn’t a valid defense to spamming.
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