A post relating to this item from Finextra:
26 October, 2007
Spammers launch MP3 pump and dump scam
In a new twist to market manipulation schemes, fraudsters are now using MP3 files to promote stock for pump and dump scams.
Just listened to the example pump and dump MP3
mentioned on Finextra.
I've heard some rubbish MP3s in my time. Hey - I've created some, but surely no one is going to fall for this? This sounds like a dalek that's had a few too many gin and tonics. There is probably scope here for a slick celebrity sound-alike voiceover atop
some fashionable background music from the hit parade.
If the voice sounded like Carol Vorderman, Kylie - or hey - the lead singer from
Sex Panther - then it might fool a few folk. Let's hope the scammers never
get a mac.