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Star38.com death threats

Katie Fehrenbacher
Katie Fehrenbacher|September 5, 2004 3:03 AM


When we spoke with Jason Jepson, CEO of Star38.com, last week, we had no idea that there was a legion of pissed-off hackers waiting to harrass him. Seems like people who've been using the technology on the DL don't want to see its commercialization. While Star38.com has only been commercial for three days, Jepson's already received harrasing emails and phone calls, found a death threat taped to his front door, and had his phone tapped. Because of the harrasment he says he's now planning to sell the business, and he's also had to hire a private investigator to find the harrassers and to protect himself and his family.  Damn, we didn't know people were so attached to their caller ID spoofing, but getting out of the caller ID spoofing business is probably not such a bad idea. Our story last week received livid comments from readers concerned about privacy issues and over the legality of debt collectors using the service. We guess making money off tricking caller IDs is not exactly a good way to make friends. Good luck to the next owner.