Last year, AOL sued David Wolfgang Hawke for sending millions of spam emails to AOL subscribers - and won the case by default.
The U.S. District Court of Virgina awarded a judgement of $12.8 million against the defendant, however AOL has been unable to contact Hawke to collect.
AOL now plans to dig for buried gold and platinum near Hawke's home. The company believes that Hawke buried his shiny loot on his parents' property using a shovel. The family believes AOL should be searching in the White Mountains, not on their land.