An online underground economy has recently matured into an efficient, global marketplace to trade stolen goods and offer fraud-related services.
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As more and more spammers are arrested, prosecuted, and sued under state and federal antispam statutes, there's one thing you can count on: Someone somewhere will invariably call the targeted spammer a "spam king."
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