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Tagged.com Now Fighting Spam, Instead of Sending It?



Is this a case of the pot calling the kettle black, or a heart-warming story of a bad guy that’s now fighting evil?

Social network Tagged.com has been the subject of many email spamming complaints in its life. Now the company has been awarded $210,975 in a default judgment against a spammer.

In a ruling issued earlier this week, a U.S. District Court Judge in the northern district of California found Vogeler guilty of sending messages to 6,079 Tagged users and assessed damages of $25 per violation for a total of $151,975. Court also ordered Vogeler to pay Tagged $50,000 in attorneys’ fees and to cease sending commercial emails through Tagged.com.

That money will go a long way towards covering the $750,000 in fines the company had to cough up in November of last year.

Is this a case of no honor among thieves or has Tagged.com turned over a new leaf?

  • http://www.tagged.com Steve Sarner

    Andy – thanks for covering this news and I am happy to confirm that Tagged has made a number of positive changes. Being aggressive against people who spam our users is just one example. Please contact me if you would like to learn more about them and thanks again for covering Tagged.

    • gbenga

      Steve, is it spam to send message to people on Tagged.com inviting them to join our niche blog/social network site? The blog/site is NOT porn … just a hiphop/rap site run by a couple of high school kids.

  • gbenga

    Is it spam to send message to people on Tagged.com inviting them to join your niche blog/social network site? The blog/site is NOT porn … just a hiphop/rap site.

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