Weaselboy is behind bars: ‘Weaselboy’ jailed for internet scam
A computer obsessive nicknamed Weaselboy was jailed for six years yesterday for an elaborate internet scam that earned him more than £1.5 million. Still only 23 years old, Peter Francis-Macrae boasted that he could bring the country’s economy to its knees by crashing computer systems.
He also threatened to kill police and trading standards officers when they began investigating the online rackets he had run for five years and which, at times, brought in £200,000 a week.
I don’t have time to paint this guy’s history but a keyword search on his name should suffice. It seems to revolve around
registering the names before they were officially released. Francis-Macrae, of Crosshall Road, St Neots, is alleged to have made more than £1.5 million from the fraud involving the domain names.
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