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Pump & Dump: Cryptocurrency

SUCKA! The Wall Street Journal is reporting that their analysis of cryptocurrency trading has exposed at least 175 “pump and dump” schemes generating $825 million in activity over the last seven months. It’s a game of musical chairs where anonymous … Continue reading

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Would You Know A Ponzi Scheme?

The SEC has continually warned investors about Ponzi schemes. A Ponzi scheme is defined as ” an investment fraud that involves the payment of purported returns to existing investors from funds contributed by new investors. Ponzi scheme organizers often solicit … Continue reading

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Foreshadowing A Crowdfunding Fear

The SEC is again moving aggressively against “pump and dump” market manipulators of microcap or “penny” stocks. According to the Washington Post, the agency has opened 5-6 new enforcement cases a month, above last years’ rate, and now has full … Continue reading

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The Coming Tsunami

The state securities administrators are getting very nervous about the coming crowd funding tsunami. “An analysis of Internet domain names by state and Canadian securities regulators found nearly 8,800 domains with “crowdfunding” in their name as of November 30, 2012, … Continue reading

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