Penny Stock Pump And Dump Exposed

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Investing in penny stocks can be a great way to rake in huge profits.  However, you must be careful when you invest in this area.  There are penny stock promoters out there who will pump up a penny stock for a fee.

This is a major conflict of interest in my humble opinion.  Just how objective can this “research” be if they’re being paid by the company to write it?

How does a pump and dump work?

The promoters write a research report on a particular penny stock and use their “marketing machines” to drive up the share price.  Then when the stock hits a certain price, the company’s insiders sell their shares at a huge profit.

However, investors who bought shares based on the “research” are often left holding the bag. 

As the insiders sell, the penny stock’s previously high flying share price typically plunges in value.  And unsuspecting investors are left with a huge loss.

To find out exactly how these schemes work, check out our free report that explains the whole thing.

In the meantime, here’s an example of one of the most popular penny stock pump & dumps out there: 

Goff Corp (OTBB: GOFF)

Two heavyweight penny stock promoters, Victory Mark Corp LTD and Degroupa Tenner Morales Media Corp, both out of Costa Rica, ramped up the pumping machines last month to begin hawking previously unknown Goff Corp. 

Victory Mark operates through its domains,, and  Degroupa Tenner operates through its domains,, and 

Both companies began pummeling investors in mid-March with provocative emails that urged them to jump on GOFF’s IPO.  And now that the stock is trading, the pumping campaigns are running full steam.

Here are a few headlines from recent Victory Mark emails pumping GOFF…

“Our Brand New Monster Pick Is GOFF!”

“GOFF Could Be The Biggest Mining Pick This Year!”

“Could GOFF Be The Next Gold Stock To Climb Above 4 Dollars?”

And here are a few similar headlines from GOFF pumping emails by Degroupa Tenner…

“Our New Golden Pick Is GOFF”

“GOFF Could Rally From 35 cents To $1 Soon – Don’t Miss It!”

“As Wall Street Uncovers GOFF, Share Price Could Triple In The Near Term”

Sounds like GOFF is a can’t miss investment opportunity right?  Not so fast!  With just a little bit of research, we found GOFF isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

GOFF is a shell company that was incorporated in Nevada in 2010.  The company’s main offices are located in Cork City, Ireland.  According to their last 10-K, which was filed late – in September 2012 – the company’s intended business was to provide web-based services.

I say intended because the 10-K states the company had not implemented its business plan… even though the company was formed two years earlier.

Can you say… Red Flag!

Since then, Goff has decided to go into the gold mining business through a subsidiary company, Golden Glory Resources SA.  Web based services… gold mining… I guess they’re essentially the same thing… NOT!

Here’s the scoop…

Golden Glory has apparently acquired a 100% interest in mineral leases in the Aguadas, Department of Caldas, Colombia area.  They’re calling the venture the La Frontera Gold Project.

According to Goff, the “region is well known for multiple gold discoveries within the past several years…”  Ok… that’s a relatively harmless plug for the area… I’ll give them that one. 

Here’s the company’s hook…

Goff states in a March 22nd press release, “Colombia’s dynamic gold production increase [is] projected to reach as much as 3 million ounces in 2012 with a value of $4.8 billion – 30% coming from the district where Golden Glory Resources is positioned.” (emphasis added.)

So, if you read between the lines, Goff is essentially saying they’re sitting on over $1 billion worth of gold deposits.

And to make it even more convincing, you have the pumpers spreading this juicy nugget through various emails.  They’re telling subscribers… “small amounts of gold have been produced in the past at the La Frontera property.” 

The funny thing is they’re referring to small amounts of gold discovered by “several artisanal miners” who mined La Frontera before Golden Glory bought the leases.

Several artisanal miners?  Really?

I could go on and on with this… but you get the point.

Despite the apparent lack of credulity behind this project, a number of investors are eating this stuff up.  GOFF shares soared from an opening price of $0.27 in its March 18th IPO to a high of $0.65 on Monday.

That’s a 130% gain in just a little over two weeks’ time!

No question about it… Victory Mark earned the $500,000 it was paid to pump this stock.

The massive hype surrounding GOFF has clearly created an opportunity to make money on this stock at the moment.  The problem is… you will never know when the dumping might start. 

In fact, it looks like it has already begun.

GOFF plunged 37% on Tuesday from Monday’s closing price of $0.57 per share to close at $0.36.  And the selling is continuing in earnest so far this morning.  The stock is currently trading at $0.25 per share.

That’s a whopping 62% plunge from the recent high of $0.65… in just two days!

As always with these types of penny stocks, we suggest you steer clear and look for better opportunities.  But if you must roll the dice… make sure you gamble only with funds you can afford to lose completely.

Other Penny Stocks Being Pumped This Week

IceWeb (OTCBB: IWEB) – the Stock Psycho (Penny Stock Alerts) was paid $165,000 to pump IWEB.

Norstra Energy (OTCBB: NORX) – Global Marketing Media LLC was paid $50,000 to pump NORX.

As you know, penny stocks are a great place to invest your money.  You just have to do your due diligence to stay away from all the schemes and scams out there these days!

Profitably Yours,

Robert Morris

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Robert Morris is the editor of Penny Stock All-Stars, an investment advisory focused on discovering small-cap and micro-cap stocks that are destined to become the market’s next Blue Chips. The Wall Street veteran and small-cap stock specialist is also a regular contributor to Penny Stock Research. Every week, Robert shares his thoughts with our readers on a variety of penny stock-related topics. In addition to Penny Stock Research, Robert also writes frequently for two other free financial e-letters, ETF Trading Research and the Dynamic Wealth Report. He’s also the editor of two highly successful and popular investment advisories, Biotech SuperTrader and China Stock Insider.

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