Spammer's net name scam revealed

Thursday, 13 October 2005, 12:24 PM EST

Peter Francis-Macrae is currently on trial for alleged death threats, made as police and trading standards moved in on his fraudulent net operation. The court was told how he ran a bogus registration service for net addresses. Pretending to be a legitimate agent who could act on behalf of businesses wanting to register a domain name proved a lucrative scam, jurors heard.

At the BBC.

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