Sending Fraudulant Emails is a Federal Offense
Sending fraudulent emails to inmates and providing someone elses return address or a false address is not only illegal harassment, it is also a federal offense (Federal statute: 18 U.S.C. §§ 1341 and 1346). Under Federal Law, a person convicted of mail fraud can be sentenced up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for each count of the indictment. Because email messages are sent via federal postal mail, every fraudulent email constitutes a charge of mail fraud. In addition to this behavior resulting in federal charges, we will file appropriate charges in the state/country in which you reside. Additionally, the information will then be turned over to the inmates who were victimized by this crime, and they may seek further legal action against you. If the address provided in your email was that of a real home, this information will also be provided to the lawful owner(s) of the home, which may result in further criminal and/or civil action taken against you by those residents whom you have victimized.
Any Internet service provider that acts as a medium to such crime will be notified by our legal department. At this time, the server will determine the appropriate course of action they wish to pursue. This may result in the discontinuation of your service, or additional criminal charges being filed. All information pertaining to the crime will be surrendered to any direct or indirect victim of the crime as well as appropriate law enforcement agencies.