TPHX Stock Spam

Sure enough, there seems to be a little shower of penny stock spam spreading over the Internet this week. Just yesterday we saw spam for BWPC, and today we have spam for something called Tanaris Power (TPHX). “Pump and dump” schemes like this are an old game, and the only people (if any) who make money from them are the people doing the spamming.

From: bjtgu@stockton-house.com
Subject: This is going to fly!
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015

Tanaris Power Inc (TPHX) will improve 1.3 billions of androids. TPHX should be the next Lenovo! They got announced the ultimate reliable baterries. Big news Friday: Tanaris acquires 9 lithium properties in Canada!!! Buy TPHX Jul, 20 before it turns into Lenovo!

A few years ago these penny stock spam messages used to circulate by the thousands, but over time their volume sharply declined. Perhaps these recent messages herald a new wave that will clog up the global email system once again.

BWPC Stock Spam

Penny stock spam used to be much more common than it is today, but stock spam messages do still appear from time to time. (Read more about how penny stock schemes work.) This example, circulating around the Internet right now, pumps up a stock called Blue Water Petroleum (BWPC):

From: courtney@investmarkfinancial.com
Subject: New Update on
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2015

Get ready for my recent play that can soar 305%! This is the ultimate play for Blue Water Petroleum (BWPC) because these short trades now have to be closed! Recent headlines: Blue Water amplifies its microwave implementation!!! Buy Analysis screams B_W_P C is undervalued, this can have a huge spike on Monday!!! Continue adding Monday!

The spammers try to hook people into buying the stock so it will rise just a small amount, and then they dump their own holdings and leave their victims in the lurch as the price drops back close to zero. These schemes have nothing to do with business, and everything to do with market manipulation.