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Campus network used in spamming scheme

By Dennis Carter, Assistant Editor
May 4th, 2009

Two Missouri brothers were indicted by a federal grand jury April 23 on charges of illegally harvesting student eMail addresses from more than 2,000 campuses using a program that falsified eMail header information and avoided spam filters. The spamming scheme allegedly sold $4.1 million worth of products to students.


Osmaan Ahmad Shah, 25, of Columbia, Mo., and his brother, Amir Ahmad Shah, 28, of St. Louis, along with two others, were charged in a 51-count indictment released to the public April 29. The Shahs, who ran a company called I2O Inc., allegedly obtained more than 8 million eMail addresses from students nationwide.


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Campus network used in spamming scheme

By Dennis Carter, Assistant Editor
May 4th, 2009

Two Missouri brothers were indicted by a federal grand jury April 23 on charges of illegally harvesting student eMail addresses from more than 2,000 campuses using a program that falsified eMail header information and avoided spam filters. The spamming scheme allegedly sold $4.1 million worth of products to students.


Osmaan Ahmad Shah, 25, of Columbia, Mo., and his brother, Amir Ahmad Shah, 28, of St. Louis, along with two others, were charged in a 51-count indictment released to the public April 29. The Shahs, who ran a company called I2O Inc., allegedly obtained more than 8 million eMail addresses from students nationwide.


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