Stock Market Scams

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    The Financial Times Wants You To Invest In Britney Spears (Go With Us On This)

    The Financial Times, which we once held in high regard for its excellent business coverage (and charitable donations to this very website), goes Live Journal on us today. With the new editorial direction comes exactly what you’d expect: oversharing, misinformation, and horrible (and unsolicited, we might add) advice. And Britney Spears. Not surprisingly, it can […]

    / Sep 25, 2007 at 2:42 PM
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    Stock Scamming With The Clergy

    We were always taught that if you want to manipulate a stock price, you do it the old-fashioned way: improve the operating performance of your company. A man who calls himself “The Bishop,” however, sees such tactics as those of amateurs, bludgeoning the craft. The Bishop, according to investigators, is responsible for sending at least […]

    / Mar 2, 2007 at 4:56 PM
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    You Can’t Con An Honest John

    One of the oldest tricks in the con-man’s bag is convicing the mark that he’s actually getting one over on the con-man. The classic example is the Fancy Umbrella. You walk into a bar, have a drink and when you walk out you leave a fancy looking (although actually cheap, say $10) umbrella behind. Later, […]

    / Nov 6, 2006 at 2:38 PM

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