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SpongeBob SquarePants: The Largest Penny Stock Fraud Ever

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Largest Penny Stock Fraud Ever

Posted on 06. May, 2010 by .

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I never thought I would see a headline like this one. But earlier today CEO Michael Metter and CFO Steven Moskowitz were arrested and charged by the SEC for defrauding investors. Metter and Moskowitz are the top executives of SpongeTech Delivery Systems Inc. – a company that makes the SpongeBob SquarePants and other soap-filled bath […]

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“Consumer Advocate” for the Credulous

Posted on 24. Dec, 2008 by .

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If you watch TV late at night or Saturday in the early afternoon, chances are you’ve come across Kevin Trudeau.  He’s been a fixture on the infomercial circuit for well over a decade.  His most recent offering is the book Debt Cures They Don’t Want You to Know About.  This follows a line of books about […]

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Fun With Nigerian Business Opportunities

Posted on 14. Nov, 2008 by .

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It’s been years since I’ve actually received one of the famous “Nigerian Business Opportunities”, but it seems they are still out fishing for Mugus (Nigerian for fool).  I came across a pair of fun sites a while back that I thought I’d share.  The Nigerian Fraud Email Gallery has a plethora of emails that have […]

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Is Preventing Identity Theft Impossible?

Posted on 27. May, 2008 by .

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Well, if we’ve learned anything this week it’s that keeping your identity safe isn’t helped by posting your social security number on billboards and magazine ads all over the country. Two years ago, Todd Davis, the founder of LifeLock, decided to plaster his Social Security number wherever he could get ad space. For a fee […]

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