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Country: United States
State: Michigan
Convicted fraudster, spams using hijacked proxies & virus infected PCs and in the past by hijacking mail servers and mail accounts. One of the first people to host spam-websites in China to evade US law. Served years in prison due to stock-fraud spamming, but soon after being released, seemed to get right back into spamming.

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MEDIA: ''one of the most hated people on the Internet''

January 16, 2004


An anti-spam nightmare

A West Bloomfield couple are taking the brunt of the frustration of anti-spammers who keep calling them, erroneously thinking their telephone number belongs to the controversial Michigan spammer Alan Ralsky.

The reason? Anti-spammers inadvertently got one of the digits wrong when they posted on Internet chat rooms what they thought was Ralsky's phone number.

Ralsky lives not too far from the couple, but they are strangers. Ralsky is "one of the most hated people on the Internet," says the man whose phone line rings at all hours of the day or night from people who mistakenly think they're harassing the bulk e-mailer.

For the record, Ralsky still has the number that anti-spammers mixed up. I reached him Thursday. But when I asked him if we could talk about the effect the new federal anti-spam law has on his operations, he refused to continue the conversation.

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