[Dshield] Is this common : Fake stock spam ?

Tom dshield at oitc.com
Fri Aug 26 14:31:06 GMT 2005

Stock manipulation has been around on the net for a long time.  You 
can forward their attempts to manipulate US markets to 
enforcement at sec.gov


At 4:21 PM +0200 8/26/05, Leeuwen, Allan van wrote:
>Hi list ...
>This is the first time I have received spam that tries to promote a
>certain stock. I'm sure it's from a company that's about to go bankrupt
>(hence the 0.02c per share) or a completely non existing company. How
>can they get a non existing company onto the stock market though ??
>The nice detail here is that they ask you to do a search on the company
>name 'Spooz', which actually brings up some sites with info, but none of
>them show that the company actually has a product for sale (you can't
>order it anywhere). The product page is nothing more then an animated
>gif. It reminds me of the movie 'Boiler room', where a whole room full
>of agents were trained to sell fake stocks, to bring the price of the
>stock up (create fake demand) after which they would dump their shares
>for a better price, making their clients stock worthless. The stock
>would never recover since there was no actual product behind the
>Has anybody seen this before ?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Liza Blake [mailto:bxiwmylo at 4thdimension.net]
>Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 2:41 PM
>To: webdiva at skynet.be
>Subject: SmallCap Review
>Tip Top Equities Mid-August Issue
>Make no mistake: Our mission at Tip Top Equities is to sift through the
>thousands of underperforming companies out there to find the golden
>in the haystack.  The micro-cap DIAMOND that can make you a fortune.
>often than not, the stocks we profile show a significant increase in
>price, sometimes in days, not months or years.  We have come across what
>feel is one of those rare deals that the public has not heard about yet.
>Read on to find out more.
>Company: Spooz Inc.
>Symbol: SPZI . PK
>Current trading at around               $0,02
>Short Term Target Price:   		$0,06
>12 month Target Price:     		$0,12
>This Hot company has some incredible technology behind it.  What a
>opportunity we have here.
>***About the Company***
>First, do a search on Spooz with your favorite search engine.  This is
>to give you more detailed information than we are able to provide here.
>Im sure in your search you will find that:
>Spooz, Inc. is a financial technology solutions company specializing in
>the futures, options and stocks market place. Spooz has developed unique
>proprietary software for high volume professional traders, hedgers, and
>lower volume personal trading use. SpoozToolz, the company's flagship
>software product, has proven to be readily accepted, profitable, and
>by market users.
>Spooz is the leader in the field of Microsoft Excel based trading
>Their suite of technology products provide the most versatile
>of trading screens, analysis screens and automated trading systems in
>The company's customers range from large financial institutions,
>firms, and brokerages to private investors.
>***Why we believe Spooz is going to bring Big returns***
>+ Spooz has developed patentable, proprietary business enabling software
>processes that could transform its industry
>+ Has a first-to-market advantage
>+ Has the opportunity to become an industry standard
>+ Has an experienced dedicated management team driving a growth program
>expand the company
>+ Until the advent of SpoozToolz, Excel's use for live market data
>analysis had been vastly limited by its Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)
>for receiving live data. SpoozToolz proprietary software replaces DDE
>further enables Excel to receive live streaming market data and perform
>multiple cell referencing necessary for market data analysis.
>The time to get in on this company is now.  Big News is expected to move
>this company from "diamond in the rough" to "stellar performer".
>Watch this one trade on Tuesday!
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