http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/arc ... _page=true
Jesse Willms, the Dark Lord of the Internet
How one of the most notorious alleged hustlers in the history of e-commerce made a fortune on the Web
...between 2007 and 2011, the lawsuit claimed, Willms defrauded consumers of some $467 million by enticing them to sign up for “risk free” product trials and then billing their cards recurring fees for a litany of automatically enrolled services they hadn’t noticed in the fine print. In just a few months, Willms’s companies could charge a consumer hundreds of dollars like this, and making the flurry of debits stop was such a convoluted process for those ensnared by one of his schemes that some customers just canceled their credit cards and opened new ones.
Ring any bells?
Sadly: there's really no resolution in this article. It's really just a profile, but it's still interesting.