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 Dec 2002
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I've put these letters here as a guideline for others who want to sue spammers either in VA or in their own state. Trust me, winning is easier than collecting after a judgment, so if they will settle, it will be worth it.

Settlement Letter 1

Sent to owner of PrintPal.com, Mike Comish
VIA FACSIMILE, E-MAIL AND MAIL					 October 10, 2002

Mike Comish
C/O PrintPal.com
xxx xxxx xxxx
Central Point, OR  97502

Mike Comish
C/O Piggyback.com / PrintPal.com
xx xxx xxxx
Central Point, OR 97502

	RE: Unsolicited Email [spam]

Dear Mr. Comish:

I have received and documented more than 58 unsolicited emails to my
various email accounts from both companies acting as an agent of PrintPal
and PrintPal itself.

As you may or may not know, Virginia has anti-spam laws in place which
allow individuals who receive unsolicited email in Virginia to sue any
spammer in court, whether the individual or company who violates these laws
are in Virginia or not.

I am contacting you to give you a chance to settle with me out of court.
The State of Virginia Code  18.2-152.1-15 identifies the laws in which you
have violated.  It states in  18.2-152.12B that I, as the injured person,
can recover attorneys' fees and costs in addition to $10USD for each and
every unsolicited bulk electronic mail message transmitted in violation of
this article, or $25,000 per day.

I am able to prove, at this time, 58 counts of unsolicited emails sent to
my various email accounts, located in the State of Virginia, which identify
the advertised company as PrintPal.  I have all headers, dates and times of
delivery, and additional proof through redirects from third parties that
these 58 emails are from PrintPal or delivered via third party for
PrintPal.  I have not yet gone through the 5,752 spam emails I have in my
database; such a review could increase the number of violations.

Please send me a check or money order for $580 by October 21, 2002. If I do
not receive a check for that exact amount by that date I will file a case
against you in small claims court for the entire amount of money provided
for in the Virginia Code.  If I do receive a check or money order for $580
by October 21, 2002, I release any claim I may have against PrintPal
through October 21, 2002.  Any unsolicited emails from PrintPal after that
date will be considered new violations not covered under this letter.  

I urge you to settle this claim before it goes to court, as I may need to
retain an attorney to assist me in this lawsuit, which could increase the
damages far beyond $580.

Sincerely,



Peter Beckman
[ my address ]

Virginia State Code: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-152.1
CC via e-mail: info@printpal.com, matt@printpal.com, mark@printpal.com, printpalhelp@aol.com, support@printpal.com, mike@piggyback.com
CC via fax: 541-282-8478

Settlement Letter 2

Sent to Registered Agent for Piggyback.com, Inc, owner of Printpal.com
VIA FACSIMILE AND MAIL					 	           October 22, 2002

Lee A. Mills
C/O Brophy Mills Schmor et al
xxx xxxx xxxx xxxxxx
xxxxx xx
Medford, OR 97501

RE: Unsolicited Email [spam]

Dear Mr. Mills:

As the registered agent for Piggyback.com, Inc., I am sending this
settlement request to you.

I have received and documented more than 58 unsolicited emails to my
various email accounts from both companies acting as an agent of
PrintPal and PrintPal itself.  PrintPal is owned by Piggyback.com, Inc.

As you may or may not know, Virginia has anti-spam laws in place which
allow individuals who receive unsolicited email in Virginia to sue any
spammer in court, whether the individual or company who violates these
laws are in Virginia or not.

I am contacting you to give you a chance to settle with me out of
court.  The State of Virginia Code  18.2-152.1-15 identifies the laws
in which you have violated.  It states in  18.2-152.12B that I, as the
injured person, can recover attorneys' fees and costs in addition to
$10USD for each and every unsolicited bulk electronic mail message
transmitted in violation of this article, or $25,000 per day.

I am able to prove, at this time, 58 counts of unsolicited emails sent
to my various email accounts, located in the State of Virginia, which
identify the advertised company as PrintPal.  I have all headers, dates
and times of delivery, and additional proof through redirects from
third parties that these 58 emails are from PrintPal or delivered via
third party for PrintPal.  I have not yet gone through the 5,752 spam
emails I have in my database; such a review could increase the number
of violations.

Please send me a check or money order for $580 by October 25, 2002,
12:00pm EDT. If I do not receive a check for that exact amount by that
date I will file a case against Piggyback.com, Inc.  in the Fairfax
County General District Court for the entire amount provided for in the
Virginia Code.  If I do receive a check or money order for $580 by
October 25, 2002, 12:00pm EDT, I release any claim I may have against
PrintPal through that date.

I urge you to settle this claim before it goes to court, as I will be
retaining an attorney to advise me in this lawsuit, as well as
incurring court fees, which could increase the damages far beyond
$580.

Sincerely,



Peter Beckman
[my address]

Virginia State Code:
http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-152.1

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