October 13th, 2005, 03:09 AM
$1.5M Spammer Busted Under Dad's Roof
Pounds, that is . . ..
Court hears that domain name scam enabled 23-year-old to trick thousands of victims in ingenious online frauds run from bedroom of his father's terraced house
A YOUNG computer expert threatened to cut the throats of police and trading standards staff as they investigated internet scams that earned him more than £1.5 million, a jury was told yesterday.
Peter Francis-Macrae, 23, spent a fortune on designer clothes and learning to fly helicopters after allegedly tricking thousands of innocent victims in e-mail and website frauds run from the bedroom of his father’s terraced house.
October 13th, 2005, 06:48 AM
man, that guys nutz! I hope they get him some serious help...Its a shame such an gifted person couldnt find something better to put his skills to.
To Cambridgeshire Police: “Why don’t you slit your throat and make us all happy? Go on, do it.
October 13th, 2005, 07:21 AM
Guess he was allready counting on going to jail ..probably going to plee uncountable for his actions (or how do you call that) .
He then withdrew £250,000 in cash, mostly £50 notes, from a building society account and either hid or spent it.
Yeah put it away somewhere safe and with alot of intrest on it ... when he gets free he still has enough money to start again
But police searching his premises found two books on money-laundering
I always wonder what these kind of guys find out next ... thet sure are resourcefull.
Back when I was a boy, we carved our own IC's out of wood.
October 13th, 2005, 02:29 PM
Yeah, you gotta be gifted to lie to people. He's a scumbag, and a talentless con-man.
\"If computers are to become smart enough to design their own successors, initiating a process that will lead to God-like omniscience after a number of ever swifter passages from one generation of computers to the next, someone is going to have to write the software that gets the process going, and humans have given absolutely no evidence of being able to write such software.\" -Jaron Lanier
October 13th, 2005, 09:21 PM
Someone should get ahold of that tape and embarrass this guy...
Mr Francis-Macrae, a slight figure in a tight grey T-shirt, sat in the dock looking down at a heavy file of evidence as tape recordings of what the prosecution said were his menacing phone calls were played aloud to Peterborough Crown Court. The voice, sneering and high-pitched, rang through the courtroom