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A.J cut his teeth while working for more than 12 years on the corporate side of the financial services industry in the suburbs of New York City. In addition, A.J. has successfully traded stocks, options and currencies as an independent trader since the late 90's. Eventually A.J. moved out of... More
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  • Paid Stock Promoter Exposed: Tribeca Investments Limited 0 comments
    Feb 10, 2013 7:49 AM

    In the world of penny stocks, you're sure to find oodles of great, unknown companies to invest in. But there are also penny stock scams designed to bilk hard-earned cash from investors. And usually you'll know its hit you after you've watched your investment evaporate into thin air!

    We know what to look for, and tell you who's out there pumping stocks using paid promoters.

    It's our job to expose penny stock pump and dump scams…

    And we take real pleasure in putting the smackdown on the latest penny stock pump and dump scams.

    This week, we're exposing a pair of stocks in a pump and dump scams currently being run by Tribeca Investments Limited.

    Normally, we expose individual stocks to protect you from getting your money caught up in a scam. And to stay on form, here are the two latest stocks being pumped by Tribeca Investments Limited-HKTU and ITNS.

    Hokutou Holdings (OTCPK:HKTU) is a $0.03 stock that Winning Media paid the pumper $65,000 to promote. And Itonis (OTCPK:ITNS) is literally a PENNY STOCK ($0.01) that Winning Media paid Tribeca $60,000 to promote at the end of January.

    Winning Media seems to fund Tribeca Investments "stock promotion campaigns"… as they call them. In fact, if you look below, I'd bet the two companies are related somehow.

    Here's a complete list of campaigns run in the past found directly on Tribeca Investments Limited's own website. It can be found on their disclaimer page when you scroll all the way to the bottom.

    Up to $40,000 for OREO by a third party, Winning Media. (4/15/2012 - 4/27/2012)

    Up to $40,000 for AEDC by a third party, Winning Media. (4/24/2012)

    Up to $40,000 for RACK by a third party, Winning Media. (5/6/2012)

    Up to $50,000 for PFNI by a third party, Winning Media. (5/8/2012)

    Up to $40,000 for BRFH by a third party, Winning Media. (5/13/2012)

    Up to $40,000 for ORYN by a third party, Winning Media. (5/27/2012)

    Up to $40,000 for LBGO by a third party, Winning Media. (6/17/2012)

    Up to $50,000 for IMUN by a third party, Winning Media. (7/31/2012)

    Up to $50,000 for TNIB by a third party, Winning Media. (8/7/2012)

    Up to $45,000 for FUEG by a third party, Winning Media. (9/4/2012)

    Up to $42,500 for LBGO by a third party, Winning Media. (9/5/2012)

    Up to $40,000 for SEFE by a third party, Winning Media. (9/11/2012)

    Up to $40,000 for ORYN by a third party, Winning Media. (9/16/2012)

    Up to $40,000 for CHMR by a third party, Winning Media. (9/19/2012)

    Up to $40,000 for GNGR by a third party, Winning Media. (9/26/2012)

    Up to $40,000 for LBGO by a third party, Winning Media. (10/01/2012)

    Up to $40,000 for ORYN by a third party, Winning Media. (10/14/2012)

    Up to $40,000 for GRST by a third party, Winning Media. (10/18/2012)

    Up to $35,000 for CUAU by a third party, Winning Media. (10/28/2012)

    Up to $30,000 for AVXL by a third party, Winning Media. (11/05/2012)

    Up to $30,000 for FSTC by a third party, Winning Media. (11/13/2012)

    Up to $25,000 for IMUN by a third party, Winning Media. (11/27/2012)

    Up to $30,000 for URBF by a third party, Winning Media. (1/13/2013)

    Up to $60,000 for ZPPB by a third party, Winning Media. (1/22/2013)

    Up to $60,000 for CWNM by a third party, Winning Media. (1/23/2013)

    Up to $60,000 for ITNS by a third party, Winning Media. (1/29/2013)

    Up to $65,000 for HKTU by a third party, Winning Media. (2/3/2013)

    And that's RIGHT OFF THEIR OWN WEBSITE! Wow… can you say pump and dump machine?

    They even continue to warn you that these stocks are being pumped by people with shares who will probably sell them! Here's the disclaimer directly from their site:

    "Anyone viewing this newsletter should assume the hiring party or affiliates of the hiring party own shares of the featured companies of which they plan to liquidate, further understanding that the liquidation of those shares may or may not negatively impact the share price."

    Hey, at least they warn you right?

    Well, apparently you have to be paying attention to the "details" that just happen to be in the smallest font possible at the bottom of the stock promo emails…

    The Wrap Up:

    Too many investors get sucked into these nightmare penny stocks scams. They fall for the overly-optimistic projections the paid promoters are selling. In the search of easy money, investors lose sight of what a real return should be… and end up holding the bag.

    At the end of the day, the predatory practices of penny stock pump and dump scams are allowed to continue by the SEC and our government. As long as pumpers disclose they've been paid, everyone is willing to look the other way.

    It's the ultimate case of "let the buyer beware!"

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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