You know those spams you get touting  AUG 28 2006

You know those spams you get touting penny stocks? It turns out they actually work. "The team found that a spammer who bought shares the day before starting an e-mail campaign and then sold them the day after could make a return on his or her investment of 4.9%. If he or she were to be a particularly effective spammer, returns to this strategy would be roughly 6%."

Update: NPR report on the spam stocks study. (thx, jeff)

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