Former eBay Workers Charged with Sending Spiders, Roaches to Harass Couple


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Well this is a mail package, I would very much not like to recieve!

Six former eBay employees have been charged with terrorizing and intimidating a man and woman who run an online newsletter by sending them a number of bizarre packages, including live spiders and cockroaches.

Executives were upset about the newsletter's coverage, so their employees set out to ruin the lives of the couple who ran the website. In addition to the insects, the group sent the duo a funeral wreath, a bloody pig mask and porn magazines -- in the husband's name -- to the couple's neighbor. They also set up fake social media accounts, which they used to send threatening messages to the pair, according to U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling.

For a while they succeeded, psychologically devastating these victims for weeks as they desperately tried to figure out what was going on and stop it,'' Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling told reporters.

After the bloody pig mask was delivered, the editor received a message saying: DO I HAVE UR ATTENTION NOW????,'' according to court documents. They also posted the couple's names and address online, advertising things like yard sales and encouraging strangers to knock on the door if they weren't outside.

In a statement, eBay officials say they "moved moved quickly to investigate thoroughly and take appropriate action," firing the employees.

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