SOT: Image Spam: Stocks

Dan Hollis spamtrap71892316634 at
Sat Mar 3 02:40:55 CET 2007

On Fri, 2 Mar 2007, Gerard Seibert wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Mar 2007 19:48:09 -0500
> "am.lists" <am.lists at> wrote:
>> Being the case, at least with this one, I have to wonder how it is
>> that the spammers feel this is worth spending their botnets' bandwidth
>> on?  No money seems to be trading hands on these issues, so no one is
>> really making money, only wasting it.
> There was an article in the NY Times awhile ago regarding this STOCK
> SPAM phenomena. It seems that the perpetrators of these schemes actually
> do make razor thin profits since they buy in before the stock is
> recommended to potential buyers via SPAM.

Wouldn't that make them easy to track and prosecute for pump&dump?


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