In case you’ve somehow missed it, what is almost certainly the largest pump-and-dump stock scam in history is underway. A giant online bot network (a good chunk of which was just created by the recent greetings card spam) has upped global spam levels by 30% this week alone, largely in support of a single stock.
Why do these silly spam campaigns persist for penny stocks? Because the damn things work. The stock of the company in question is up more than 60% since last Friday.