Spam has gotten a voice. The AP is reporting that last week, an MP3 file touting a penny stock turned up in Inboxes around the world, encouraging people to invest in a company called Exit Only Inc.
This is a common spam scam. People bite on the sales pitch, buy the stock, and drive up the price. Then the scammers sell their shares, and bail out. In this case, though, it didn’t work. The company says the stock price has remained flat. Maybe this had something to do with the fact that the voice of the person delivering the message reportedly sounded like a female version of Darth Vader. Who would trust stock advice from a Sith?—Gregory Mone