(born July 18, 1971) is the CEO of Media Breakaway, formerly known as OptInRealBig.com LLC. Other related companies are Dynamic Dolphin and affiliate.com.
He paid $7 million to Microsoft in 2006 in a settlement arising out of a lawsuit alleging illegal spam
activities. Richter was listed in the ROKSO
top 100 spammers, but is no longer included there. His company once sent some 100 million emails a day. One of the most famous emails was the offer of most-wanted Iraqi playing cards
in 2003; Richter claims to have sold 40,000 decks before they were even printed.
New York Attorney General sued Richter in December 2003. Facing a $500 million judgment in Washington state from the Microsoft
case, in March 2005, OptInRealBig.com filed for bankruptcy
protection. It claimed to have assets of less than US$
10 million and debts of more than $50 million. Microsoft's refusal to settle a $20 million claim based on Washington
state spam law is what forced OptInRealBig to file for bankruptcy. Steven Richter, who is... Read More