Tag: pump and dump

December 15, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

SEC charges eight Twitter and Discord influencers with running a $100 million securities fraud scheme

Joseph Sansone, Chief of the SEC Enforcement Division’s Market Abuse Unit, said: As our complaint states, the defendants used social media to amass a large following of novice investors and then took advantage of their followers by repeatedly feeding them a steady diet of misinformation, which resulted in fraudulent profits of approximately $100 million. Today’s…

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Hong Kong regulator SFC
September 30, 2022 BY Steffy Bogdanova

HK SFC charges thirteen people in a ramp-and-dump syndicate case

The SFC alleges that the syndicate members organised and executed the schemes in the shares of two Hong Kong-listed companies through different social media platforms. They manipulated the trading of a large volume of those shares by using a substantial number of nominee accounts. The regulator stated: In implementing the schemes, the syndicate members were…

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