AOL phisher faces 101 years in jail

by admin January 17, 2007 at 11:02 am

A California man faces up to 101 years in federal prison after a jury found him guilty of sending out email scams as well as related crimes.

Jeffrey Brett Goodin, 45, of Azusa, was convicted Friday on multiple counts by a jury in the US District Court for Central District of California in Los Angeles, the US Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Goodin, who was arrested last year, was found guilty of operating a sophisticated phishing scheme, the prosecutors said in the statement. As part of the scam, he sent emails posing as AOL’s billing department to trick people into giving up their credit card information, according to the statement. He then used the credit card data to make purchases, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

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