by Mike Masnick
Mon, Jul 30th 2007 3:42am
Last month, we wrote about pump-and-dump stock scammers creating and sending bogus prospectus PDF files to try to trick more people into buying shares. Apparently, they're now moving on to other attachments as well. Specifically, a few spammers are experimenting with sending spreadsheet files. It's not clear from the article if the spreadsheets just include text hyping the stock, or if it actually includes some sort of numerical spreadsheet analysis. The security firm that spotted this spam predicts (not unreasonably) that we'll soon see PowerPoint presentations for stock spam as well. Again, though, it makes you wonder why these stock spammers don't turn all that energy into actually becoming stock analysts. If you're going to go through all that work, why not be legit?
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