Six years jail for "Weaselboy" scammer


23-year-old Francis-Macrea, who went by the online moniker of "Weaselboy", is said to have earnt more than 100,000 a week by selling bogus .eu internet domain names from his father's house in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. Businesses who complained about being sold the domain names were mail-bombed with millions of junk emails, and investigating police officers were told that their headquarters would be petrol-bombed.

Francis-Macrae was found guilty at Peterborough Crown Court of fraudulent trading, concealing criminal property, threatening to destroy or damage property, blackmail, and making death threats. Six years jail for "Weaselboy" scammer who defrauded hundreds

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 16th November 2005 10:16PM