I think IHub.com & investorshub.advfn.com are complete Ponzi scheme, pump and dump fourms that allow investment fraud. I WOULD NOT USE IHUB for any investment information unless your willing to get screwed on any and every thing they allow on this site! THE SEC SHOULD SHUT THEM DOWN AND TAKE THEM TO JAIL!
I believe the owners of this site are promoters and use the emails, contact info on all their deals to promote deals with out any real business models behind them. CALL THE SEC TODAY AND COMPLAIN ABOUT IHUB.com if you had any lose of money on ANY DEAL.
I THINK A CLASS ACTION IS IN ORDER AND ALL OWNERS AND AFFILICATES NEED TO GO TO JAIL! IS IHUB A PONZI SCHEME..................
What is a Ponzi scheme? A Ponzi scheme is an investment fraud that involves the payment of purported returns to existing investors from funds contributed by new investors. [continued below]....
..... Ponzi scheme organizers often solicit new investors by promising to invest funds in opportunities claimed to generate high returns with little or no risk. In many Ponzi schemes, the fraudsters focus on attracting new money to make promised payments to earlier-stage investors and to use for personal expenses, instead of engaging in any legitimate investment activity..
How did Ponzi schemes get their name? The schemes are named after Charles Ponzi, who duped thousands of New England residents into investing in a postage stamp speculation scheme back in the 1920s. At a time when the annual interest rate for bank accounts was five percent, Ponzi promised investors that he could provide a 50% return in just 90 days. Ponzi initially bought a small number of international mail coupons in support of his scheme, but quickly switched to using incoming funds to pay off earlier investors.
Does the SEC investigate Ponzi schemes? The SEC investigates and prosecutes many Ponzi scheme cases each year both to prevent new victims from being harmed and to maximize the recovery of assets to investors. The majority of such cases are brought as emergency actions, which often seek a temporary restraining order and an asset freeze.
Who is Bernie Madoff? Bernard L. Madoff, who is currently serving a 150-year sentence in federal prison, orchestrated a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme that swindled money from thousands of investors. Unlike the promoters of many Ponzi schemes, Madoff did not promise spectacular short-term investment returns. Instead, his investors phony account statements showed moderate, but consistently positive returns even during turbulent market conditions.
Im sure Bernie Madoff loves IHub.com
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Ponzi scheme A Ponzi scheme is an investment fraud that involves the payment of purported returns to existing investors from funds contributed by new investors. Ponzi scheme organizers often solicit new investors by promising to invest funds in opportunities claimed to generate high returns with little or no risk. In many Ponzi schemes, the fraudsters focus on attracting new money to make promised payments to earlier-stage investors and to use for personal expenses, instead of engaging in any legitimate investment activity., Pyramid SchemeIn the classic "pyramid" scheme, participants attempt to make money solely by recruiting new participants into the program.
The hallmark of these schemes is the promise of sky-high returns in a short period of time for doing nothing other than handing over your money and getting others to do the same., or a High-Yield Investment ProgramIf someone approaches you about investing in a so-called "prime bank" program, "prime World Bank" financial instrument, or similar sounding high-yield security, you should know that these investments do not exist. They are all scams. For more information about these bogus programs, visit the Division of Enforcement's Prime Bank Fraud Information Center.
Theft or misappropriation of funds or securities ManipulationManipulation is intentional conduct designed to deceive investors by controlling or artificially affecting the market for a security. Manipulation can involve a number of techniques to affect the supply of, or demand for, a stock. They include: spreading false or misleading information about a company; improperly limiting the number of publicly-available shares; or rigging quotes, prices or trades to create a false or deceptive picture of the demand for a security. Those who engage in manipulation are subject to various civil and criminal sanctions. of a security's price or volume
Insider tradingInsider trading is a term that most investors have heard and usually associate with illegal conduct. But the term actually includes both legal and illegal conduct. The legal version is when corporate insiders-officers, directors, and employees-buy and sell stock in their own companies. When corporate insiders trade in their own securities, they must report their trades to the SEC.
Illegal insider trading refers generally to buying or selling a security, in breach of a fiduciary duty or other relationship of trust and confidence, while in possession of material, nonpublic information about the security. Insider trading violations may also include "tipping" such information, securities trading by the person "tipped," and securities trading by those who misappropriate such information.
Fraudulent or unregistered securitiesThe SEC requires companies to disclose important financial information through the registration of securities. In general, all securities offered in the U.S. must be registered with the SEC or qualify for an exemption from registration. Registration forms call for descriptions of a company's business operations, its management and the securities it is offering; audited financial statements must also be included. Registration statements and prospectuses become public shortly after the company files them with the SEC, and may then be viewed electronically using EDGAR.
Intrastate, and smaller offerings, as well as private offerings to a limited number of offerees, and certain offerings of municipal, state or federal government securities may qualify for exemption from registration. offering False or misleading statements about a company (including false or misleading SEC reports or financial statements) Abusive naked short sellingShort selling is generally defined as the sale of securities that an investor does not own or has borrowed. In a "naked" short sale, the seller does not borrow or arrange to borrow the securities in time to make delivery to the buyer. As a result, the seller fails to deliver securities to the buyer when delivery is due (known as a "failure to deliver" or "fail").
Bribery of, or improper payments to, foreign officials Fraudulent conduct associated with municipal securitiesMunicipal bonds are debt securities that states, cities, counties, and other governmental entities issue to raise money for public purposes-such as building schools, highways, hospitals, sewer systems, and other special projects. When you purchase a municipal bond, you lend money to the "issuer," the government entity that issued the bond. In exchange, the government entity promises to pay you a specified amount of interest, usually semiannually, and return your money, also known as "principal," on a specified maturity date. transactions or public pension plans Other fraudulent conduct