UK's biggest spammer in court

Series of charges

Peter Francis-Macrae, the 22-year-old who is allegedly the UK's biggest spammer, has appeared in court on a variety of charges ranging from threats to kill to obscene phonecalls. A warrant for Francis-Macrae's arrest was issued this week, after he failed to attend an earlier hearing.

In a separate court hearing, Nominet, the organisation in charge of all .uk domains, has obtained an an injunction against Francis-Macrae which prevents him from threatening Nominet's staff of even using the company Whois database of .uk domain owners. Nominet alleges he has using the Whois to send fraudulent re-registration letters to domain owners.

Francis-Macrae, of St. Neots, Cambs has until 10 December to challenge the ruling. ®

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