As a nice publicity adjunct to its ongoing war against spam, AOL is holding a raffle to offload a $47,000 Porsche Boxster S which it seized last year as part of a settlement against an unnamed spammer.
The company says the car's original owner made over $1m by unleashing a 1bn email spam tsunami on its users and claims the motor has "symbolic value".
AOL's Randall Boe said: "We'll take cars, houses, boats - whatever we can find and get a hold of."
America Online (AOL) will continue its high profile campaign against spam Tuesday when AOL Chairman and CEO Jon Miller unveils a sweepstakes program that will award assets seized from spammers to victims of e-mail scams and spam, the company said.
The grand prize? A 2002 Porsche Boxster S, officials told the Associated Press. The sports car was purchased from the proceeds in a lawsuit it settled with a spammer.
AOL officials said the event will "highlight the value of reporting spam" to Internet service providers (ISPs).