1.Scammers buy worthless stock at a very low price
2.Fake email is sent to millions of people, claiming the stock is projected to move
3.People buy into the scam, and thus buy the stock, thereby raising the price
4.The scammers sell off their holdings for a hefty profit
5.The victims are left holding worthless stock
Remember, if it sounds to good to be true, it is too good to be true. Respect your hard-earned money and avoid acting on stock 'tips' received via email.
this was originally published on about.com