Notice how much they were making from the spams. It goes to show how profitable this stupid activity is.
Two Missouri men and their company have pleaded guilty in a nationwide e-mail spamming scheme.
Federal prosecutors say 29-year-old Amir Ahmad Shah, of St. Louis, and his brother, 26-year-old Osmaan Ahmad Shah, of Columbia, and their company, i20, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court. They admitted being part of a scheme that targeted students at more than 2,000 colleges and universities, including the University of Missouri.
The Shahs admitted that they and others conspired to illegally extracting student e-mail addresses, then sending targeted spam promoting various products and services to the students.
The two men were ordered to forfeit over $439,000 in proceeds from the scam. They face up to eight years in prison.
Paul Zucker, of Wayne, N.J., pleaded guilty in July to his role in the conspiracy.