I found this article at Brendon Swanson’s blog, describing how Spam is on the rise. Here is the excerpt straight from Brendon :
Itâ€™s official. The mob has moved to the internet. Apparently all of those stock alerts and penis enlargement spam messages you get in your in-box every two minutes are coming from hired guns. Obviously, not literally. But kind of.
Apparently, pump-and-dump stock scams work over the Internet. I didnâ€™t know anyone was dumb enough to fall for this crap, but Iâ€™ve been proven wrong for the first time ever. Who needs marketing when pushing your product illegally works just fine. Especially when you donâ€™t really even have a product.
Hereâ€™s the real story, done well: THE DIGITAL MAFIA