What are the 9 Red Flags I can use to help spot message board scammers?

Stockhouse Member Support
posted this on June 14, 2012 05:20 pm

• Someone who hyper-posts on only one stock.
• Someone who uses multiple identities.
• Someone who repeatedly attacks or belittles others on a stock's message boards.
• Someone who emerges as the stock's moderator, or even the leader of the discussion group on that stock.
• Someone with a short history in their member profile who suddenly shows up during a stock run-up and appears to know all about the company.
• Someone who is almost always the first to respond to company developments.
• Someone who continuously hints at upcoming news and unannounced contracts.
• Someone who hypes the company during the run-up and then changes his/her mind and begins attacking the company, its insiders and the project.
• Someone who goes out of their way to find bad news about the company and makes a case out of it.