Finance Spam is getting out of Control

Hello All,
Is it me, or is the amount of finance SPAM from the states getting out of control. It seems that almost 75% of all emails I get are SPAM alerting me to penny stocks about to rocket, as per the attached example below.
Am I alone in this, or is everyone seeing more and more of this cr@p coming through?
Hollywood productionc ompany on the ground floor?
there are never any hyper links or such, just details of some dug-turd company (if it exists) and prices. they are driving me nuts!
Reply to
JaffaB
Are you posting in here with a real email address? If yes, that could be part of the problem. Have a look at the link below although, as it says, it is very old:
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Gareth.
Reply to
Gareth

yep, there has been a huge surge in it recently, I've also been getting it in work, I've had more spam email at work in the last week than in the last several years.The spam filters are also finding it more difficult to deal with, althoygh I probably have 10x as much in my spam folder per day than I did say a year ago, I also have maybe 5 a day that get through whereas a year ago it would have been none. I am reluctant to go to a 'whitelist' spam trap but I may have to.
The problem is not so much the spam, its the utter stupidity of the people who buy stocks on it, (almost) unbeleivable anyone could be that dumb. If there wasnt a sizeable percentage of people buying the recommended stocks, or the 'v1agra' the spam would go away quickly. I read recently that the average one of these stock scams netted a 1$M, or at least, that was the average market value rise of these stocks.
Reply to
Tumbleweed
Only 75% - I am up to 97% spam last week. Looking at my GMail spam box that filters my mail there has been an increase of 3 times this month compared to July.
Mark BR
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Mark BR

I get a lot of it too, but I'm not sure that there is necessarily huge amounts of it compared with other types of spam. It could also be that spam filters find it easier to filter out phrases like "cheap Viagra" or "hot teenage chicks" than some of the subject lines used in the finance spams.
Of course, if I were running the planet, sending any of these spams would be illegal and punishable by having to undergo all the penis enlargement treatments advertised in spams repeatedly.
Adam
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Adam

No you are not alone. I am receiving a lot of them as well, to most of my email accounts.
Stock pumping spams have the advantage (to the spammer) that you can't trace them so easily by following the money. I read somewhere, I can't remember where now, that they now make up around 25% of all spams sent out. That certainly seems to be the case in my mailbox.
Reply to
Jonathan Bryce
Mark BR wrote
My junk mail varies, but today it was over 1600. Eventually Brightmail will catch up with it I suppose. :-(
Reply to
Gordon
wrote:
No noticeable difference on Hotmail - 1 a day.
Sneakemail is a free tool allowing you to check the spam originating from this group - . Spam harvesters will harvest the From addresses for as long as your post remains on the ISPs newsserver - from 2 days to several months.
The unknown is what antispam software the ISPs and email account providers such as Google use that stops spam getting even this far.
I have had just such an experiment set up for some months. The reply-to address hasn't been spammed, the from address gets about 1 spam a day, presumably because spam harvesters don't download the post bodies - just the headers all of which Hotmail catches and places in the junk folder.
Daytona
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Daytona

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