New twist on the old pump-and-dump stock scam
by Mordy 09:01PM Thursday Aug 19 2004
Stock scheme is being disguised as wrong number
By SHANNON BUGGS
Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle
An old stock scam with a new gimmick is ensnaring investors and has pushed up the share price of a local biotech company, prompting the Securities and Exchange Commission to warn the public.
People checking their cell phone voice mail and home answering machines are finding a message from a woman who has apparently misdialed and, unaware of her mistake, left a stock tip for a friend.