Fraud Fugitive Caught Through Facebook

If you want to live a life of crime, you may not want to add former Justice Department officials to your friends list. This did not occur to Maxi Sopo who has been arrested for alleged bank fraud after posting his whereabouts on Facebook.

Sopo was posting how he was living the good live in Cancun, after eluding US authorities who sought him for over $200,000 in bank fraud.

"He was making posts about how beautiful life is and how he was having a good time with his buddies," said Assistant US Attorney Michael Scoville.

"He was definitely not living the way we wanted him to be living, given the charges he was facing," he told the BBC News.

About the author

Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.