5 Tips to Avoid Pump-and-Dump Scams
Have you ever pumped a few squirts of vanilla hazelnut syrup into your latte? There’s nothing wrong with that. But pumping up a coffee stock with hype and false statements? That's illegal. And the Securities and Exchange Commission recently brought fraud charges against alleged perpetrators of just such a scheme. We explain that scheme and give you tips on how to avoid becoming a victim.