Monday, March 05, 2007

Spammer stung for £1300 by trail-blazing scotsman

According to the register Gordan Dick from Edinburgh managed to pursue a spam company (Transcom Internet Services Ltd) through the small-claims court in the UK and sue them for £1300 (including costs)

This is only the second time in UK history this has been achieved but significantly on this occasion it was not settled out of court, showing that these cases can be brought to term in the UK and fully prosecuted, it is worth noting however that it is still only possible to bring cases against companies operating from the UK themselves

Mr Dick has set up a website to share his hard won knowledge with others looking to do the same. It includes sample mails to send to spam companies warning of legal action and steps to take from then on

Nice one Mr Dick