Spam (BUY!) Goes (BUY!) Subliminal?
from the your-hidden-message-here dept
A security company is warning that spammers are kicking up the sophistication of stock spam by inserting subliminal messages to try and get people to buy the stocks they’re flogging. The messages apparently look like normal spam, but quickly flash a series of images including the word “buy”. Of course, there’s nothing proving that subliminal messaging works, though the original article notes that a Kansas serial killer turned himself in last year after police used subliminal messages to lure him in… in 1978. Perhaps stock spammers are just looking for a new premium service to offer their corporate clients, or a way to make stock spam a better long-term investment by turning people into sleeper investors who will start buying up a stock 17 years after seeing the spam.