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Star Scientific, Inc. (CIGX) Message Board

  • jfrs95 jfrs95 Feb 19, 2013 2:25 PM Flag

    Confessions of a Paid Stock Basher:

    "I am a paid basher.
    Yes, it is true. Today is my last day at this company; I'm moving on to anew job. I've realized that there are more dignifying
    jobs out there that can pay me equally as well. But before I go, I want to explain a few things because this just isn't right
    and I won't feel good about myself until I expose this sham. It's hurt too many people and I don't want it on my conscience
    anymore. Ican no longer live with a lie.
    I work for a company called Global Calumny Funds in Stamford, CT.Basically, it's a Boiler Room much like the one in the
    movie of the same name.The idea behind my group is to bash the price of a company's stock down low enough to where
    the group of investors who retained our company's services can buy the stock really cheap and perhaps even take it over
    all together.
    There are approximately 70 people at the company divided into several groups. My group, consisting of 5 people, is
    responsible for IDWD. While I probably shouldn't give any names of anyone working here now, what the heck, I'm leaving
    here, so what can they do? sue me? Ha! I can tell you that laptoptrader and janice shell were part of my group until he left
    last week, as was ninaturtle. Others who have been part of this include early bashers like harddata and Investorman. You
    may be interested to know that some hypsters, such as MONEYMADE and even Datatech!!, have also been part of the
    scam (more on that later).
    There are several companies engaged in the bashing business, ours is not the only one. However, I can tell you that not
    every basher in here is a paidbasher. Having done this for a year, I can usually tell who is a paid basher and who is
    merely someone having a little fun. While unpaid bashers have a different motive than someone like me, they can be
    unwilling accomplices to helping me achieve my ultimate goal and they also spread rumor and confusion throughout a
    room, which also helps me."

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    • Your a little late, Morgana exposed your charade a long time ago. I am a little curious as to why most of you are in Cn.

    • "What is that goal? Well, I am merely a cog in a much larger machine, so my bosses never really explained the big picture
      to me, but I'd say essentially,Shaddowwatch2oo3 was right. There are several companies who are quite familiar with Jim
      Bishop and Janice Shell and who are deathly afraid of them.
      There are three types of bashers here at Global Calumny Funds: Advanced,Intermediate and Beginner. An Advanced level basher (also known as a Silver Tongued Devil) would spread false or misleading information about the company.
      They would deal in facts, countering every longs post with articles,news reports and opinion surveys that gave a negative
      impression about the company.
      An Intermediate-level basher (also known as a Serpent) would try to wease ltheir way into the confidence of longs and
      create doubt using rumor or innuendo.
      Finally, a Beginner-level basher (also known as a Pitchfork) would attemptto create confusion in the room by distracting
      other posters with satire, namecalling and pointless arguments. The idea was to make sure no serious discussionof the
      stock could take place. A Pitchfork was usually a basher, but not always. Sometimes, we would throw in a hypster
      Pitchfork such as MONEYMADE and laptop and a pumper like Datatech to create the illusion of an argument going on.
      What was really funny (in a perverse way, I guess) was that Datatech and I sat next to each other, laughing the whole
      I was a Serpent basher, because I am known for effective bashing based on solid facts and truth. I was paid a base wage
      of $18 an hour for my services. I was given a $1.25 bonus for every decent quality post over 100 per day as well as a
      monthly bonus of $100 for every penny the stock had dropped from th eprevious month. I was also paid a bonus for
      bashing on weekends. While this may not sound like much, I made a decent, though dishonorable, paycheck plus a
      nice Laptop with free wireless internet connection."

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

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      • "Each of us sat in a small half-cubicle in a cluster with our teammates.Each group (usually five people) was made of three
        beginners (two who would bash and one who would hype), one intermediate and one advanced level
        basher. Occasionally for some
        of the hotter stocks, one of the beginners would be replaced by an intermediate depending on how much the stock was
        rising. IDWD wasa low-level stock, meaning it got the 3-1-1 configuration.
        Honestly though, somehow, I get the feeling that WV Hillbilly may have worked for a basher company or knows someone
        who does because the fund websites he occasionally posts is eerily similar to our employer's websites. While notexact, I'd
        say it is about 90 percent the same. We do have certain rules that we follow.
        First, we have to develop a character and stay within that character in order to build a "following." My character,
        "FogOfWar," was a humorous,sarcastic, obnoxious supporter of free speech and loved to portray himself as a truth-telling
        superhero, but only when it came to bashers.
        Next, we had to follow certain guidelines on what we could say. We wereurged to have an "answer" to every long's
        question, but we were to frame that answer in a way that ridiculed the questioner for asking such a question.However, we
        were never to use profanity or vulgarity because that would causepeople to ignore us. We were to make fun of people,
        but in a civil way. The ideawas to get "play," i.e. reaction from other posters. The more play we got, themore the room
        would be disrupted. Ignored posters get no play. One exceptionwould be the hypsters since they were "defending" the
        stock against our onslaught, they got a little more leeway. People would side with the hypster because they thought he
        was real since he appeared to be on their side, but was really on ours, setting us up to disrupt the room. MoneyMade was
        quite good at this and gets paid very well.
        I've worked on IDWD, VLO, AGII, QBID, BKMP for a few months now. In addition to the FogOfWar alias, I've used a few
        others on several other boardsas well. I've used so many aliases that I can not remember the monikers or thepasswords. I
        honestly lost track of everything. I stuck with FogOfWar because it was the one that got the most play from other posters."

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

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