Attention: this item is more than 5 years old, links can be broken and information can have been updated.
It has been a while since I wrote about pump-and-dump spam (scam) but it's never been completely dead. It does seem there has been some action against it and spamfilters got better at recognizing it. Today's winner I see is Q like in Quality, S like in Straight, M like Mary and G like Gold. The spammer is sure to never use QSMG directly to avoid spam filters. The funny part is that a google search for QSMG directly brings me to Pump and dump spam: Quest Management Inc (QSMG) stock - Dynamoo's blog with a complete write-up of the multiple spamruns the last week trying to make some money from this type of fraud.