Anti-spammer in car chase
Threatening phone calls too
Rich Clark, an American spam hater, claims he was involved in a car chase and received threatening phone calls after taking photos of the house belonging to mega-wealthy bulk-emailer, Alan Ralsky.
It seems Rich was taking the photos so he could post them on an anti-spam Web site. Next thing he knew, he was being cut-up by a guy in a black Jag who had just left the house. The day after, he received threatening messages on his answerphone.
One said: "You don't know who the hell you were fucking with yesterday, man, you got the wrong guy, you don't even have the guy that you think you have."
Rich took his story to the Detroit Free Press where journalist Mike Wendland recently reported of Ralsky's anguish that anti-spammers signed him up for bag-loads of junk mail.
Ralsky denies all knowledge of this incident and doesn't seem to know the identity of the Jag driver either.
Still, it doesn't seem to have bothered Rich too much. He's made copies of the tapes and handed them to Wendland for safe-keeping. He's also reported the incident to the police.
Oh, and he emailed The Register to tell us all about it complete with a link explaining exactly what happened. ®