Stock Spammers Now Attaching Bogus Prospectus PDF
from the pushing-the-limits dept
Stock spammers keep pushing the boundaries to get around both spam filters and people's resistance to their pitches. For a while they were focused on using image spam to get through text filters, but now it appears that some are trying to get around filters (both technical and human) by looking a bit more legit. A group of German pump-and-dump spammers are apparently attaching a bogus stock prospectus on the stocks they're pumping (and dumping). The attachment is a PDF file, so it gets around most spam filters, and the document is designed to look like a normal stock report (to get around human skepticism filters). It makes you wonder, if these stock spammers are going to go through so much trouble, why not just become actual stock analysts? Sometimes, it's tough to tell the difference.