Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Man, that's gotta hurt! Montreal man fined $1 billion for spamming Facebook users with ads on member walls

I don't think the odds are good that Adam Guerbuez will pay his fine, but the $1 billion fine imposed on the Montreal man is only minimally easier to take knowing the fine is in Canadian dollars.

Quebec Superior Court Justice Lise Fournier imposed the fine on Guerbuez for placing 4,366,386 spam messages on the walls of Facebook users between March and April of 2008 -- that's 100 bucks per spam for a total of $1,068,928,721. (Worse yet, he is prevented from opening a new Facebook account -- oh, the horror!)

According to QMI Agency, Facebook will find it hard to collect the hefty fine: Guerbuez has filed for bankruptcy.