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#191866 by jdv63 Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:12 pm
Hi - I just received the email below - which is clearly a scam.
BTW -I'm new to this forum. I tried searching to see if this scam is already reported but don't find it - (probably not worked out the best way to deliver results on the search function yet). ... sorry if it's already posted.

It had my name spelled correctly in the email which I've deleted from the copy pasted below:

"From: Barrett Dominguez <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: Very important information. Please read

Hi (my name)

I know you were expecting to hear back from me much earlier but I didn't want to get back to you empty-handed. I finally found the perfect stock for you and I am confident that it will make you some serious profit. Remember the one I told you about in November of last year right? You did very well on it and I think this PRFC stock will do the same for your portfolio again.
I have to let you know though that I'm not the only one who found out about PRFC today. A few of my colleagues are aware as well and they are telling their friends and family about it so I must advise you to move fast if you want to buy it. I think it's trading at just around 15 cents right now, if you wait too long it might be at 30 or even higher and at that time I won't be able to safely advise you to buy it. You can buy as many shares as you can first thing at market open on Friday or worst case scenario buy it on Monday but move fast.
I know you don't care about what the company does because you know I've done all the due diligence for you already but PRFC is actually amazing and I think it will do much better than even the one I told you about a few months ago.
One of the company's divisions offers mobile software solutions for the gaming industry. The mobile apps allow customers to play lottery and other games of chance and skill on their smartphones. The software is extremely advanced and could be the backbone of all mobile casinos in the future. It is expected that the US will legalize online gaming in the near future and this could catapult PRFC to new highs however even without that the company's software is extremely valuable in the rest of the world and could become extremely profitable. Something big is definitely brewing at the company. I heard something about buy out rumors but I don't have all the details yet I will keep you posted over the coming days or weeks.
Anyway I won't bore you with much more blabber, but if you have a second do check out PRFC. By the way I will be expecting a nice gift from you once you make fat bank on this one and a nice dinner with the wives is in order. It's been too long since we last spent a good evening over a bottle of wine. I was going to call you to tell you about PRFC but I figured youre probably asleep now with those crazy shifts you've been working. Take care and call me if there's anything.

Talk soon
Your favorite friend and only broker :)"

#192273 by clarksn Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:38 pm
It's a share(Stock)-ramping scam (also called a "pump and dump").

Scammers buy up large volumes of very cheap shares (stocks) and then "ramp" or "pump" them so that other people buy in raising the demand for the share and therefore its price. They then sell. The share price soon collapses back.

Think of it as a mini-engineered dotcom bubble!

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