I got this email today, which is not addressed to me, & I am assuming that it is soliciting a particular stock fund.
For the record: (I have never played around with the hypnotic power of NASDAQ)
But now I am curious about it all (investing) & if this is a common type of email spam.
I have never received spam emails offering info like this.
Also, How does the email come to me, if it is not addressed to me?
Can the header help to answer this question?
I use an email intercept program called mailwasher, which allows me to read the email without opening it first.
Then if you want to, you can bounce it back to the sender, & or put the sender on the blacklist to be deleted automatically.
Mailwasher's (view full header option) allows me to view who sent the email & it's origin path.
And it's bounce option sends a cool message to the sender making it look like your email addy is bad, so they won't send the emails anymore.
It is a cool program by the way, that I have been using for a few years & it's free.
I have first cut & pasted the full header from the email that was sent to me below.
Then I cut & pasted the actual email, below the header info. . . .
Received: from edge2.adelphia.net ([220.127.116.11]) by mta3.adelphia.net
(InterMail vM.6.01.05.02 201-2131-123-102-20050715) with ESMTP
Sun, 5 Feb 2006 11:49:33 -0500
Received: from c02m-194-117-196-209.n.club-internet.fr ([18.104.22.168])
(InterMail vG.2.00.00.02 201-2161-108-103-20050713) with SMTP
Sun, 5 Feb 2006 11:49:24 -0500
Received: from [22.214.171.124] (port=44966 helo=QGDCJA)
by mx1.1stcomm.net with smtp
for email@example.com; Sun, 05 Feb 2006 10:48:41 -0600
From: "Inness Harwood" <ViwEmaGthF1MckeeZN@mcics.com>
To: "Liannej" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Make comanche on applaud
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2006 10:48:41 -0600
ACTUAL EMAIL in my mailbox
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pump and dump
I get those spams all the time - probably from visiting one investment site or another. I always disregard them. If the stock the email is pushing was so good, it would not require advertising.
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About those faxes/emails you invariably get, pumping up the stock: READ THEM. On the faxes at least, they always say in little print that the company was paid something like 25k to pump up the stock.
If the stock was that great, they would spend 25k buying more of that stock and not spend it on advertising it to pump up stock prices so they can sell out.
I've been getting them in an .gif format as an attachment, no text in the email
ETC: HTML to .gif...
I have gotten junk like that before. Once i got one from the same company a month or so later, the stock had dropped by about 75%. But if you ever get rich from them, make sure you let us know here
Almost makes me want to try shorting the stock.
I just read one and it says
not a bad idea.
Don't bother with them. They'll almost always cause you to lose money.
Interesting article to read:
How it works: These promotors pump a stock. I received one as promotion to an investment newsletter saying how wonderful this guy is and I should spend $200 a year for his newsletter. Then inside he gave some free advice about a stock. By the time I received the notice, the stock had already started to move up from a two year flat line. So now everyone was getting in on it and it continued to move up despite having no income ever or any in the next 5 years.
That was a clever pumping of the stock. Those that bought during the flatline and sold after the pump made money. But those that bought off the newsletter, lost when it dropped to flatline a month later.
Stay away from these guys.
Because the To: address in the message has nothing at all with who the message is delievered to. That's how SMTP works. Otherwise, BCC's wouldn't work.
That program is a complete fraud if it really claims to do that. How is it going to determine who sent the message?
Before using any sort of anti-spam or anti-spyware program, you need to be very careful. Most of them are malware.
These pump and dump schemes on the Internet have been around for at least 10 years. The SEC usually will do nothing about them. There's a local guy named Tim Bryant that has been running them for that long. As of last April he was still running the scams since a friend overheard him bragging about it, and he had just hired a new employee making $57,500/year to do cold calls for him. To afford that, he must be making a lot of money from it. I know more than a dozen people that have contacted the SEC about him, but he's not in prison yet.z