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This blog is not frequently updated because most case-by-case scam reports are now listed in subordinate blogs. At this point in time, most of my efforts are targeted at documenting employment scams in the Suckers Wanted blog.


Pump and Dump: PSIV

I have no prior instances of this stock in my spam corpus here, and a brief search didn't turn up any instances on the web. Due to the fact that the stock is sub-dollar and trades on the Pink Sheets, this is probably a standard case of pump and dump. Only one instance of the spam has arrived so far, received from on Sun, 24 Jul 2005 05:24:00 -0000. This particular spam uses random excerpts from current news stories as filter-buster, and I'll include that part of the text for reference purposes.


Pacific Sunset Investments Inc.
SHORT-TERM:  $1.00

How many times have you heard about this????
adverse drug reactions accounted for more than 2.2 million serious cases and
over 100,000 deaths,


A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
reported that adverse drug reactions accounted for more than 2.2 million
serious cases and over 100,000 deaths, making adverse drug reactions (ADRs)
one of the leading causes of hospitalization and death in the United States.

Breaking News for Pacific Sunset Investments

Pacific Sunset Investments Completes Gen ID Acquisition
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2005--Pacific Sunset
Investments, Inc. ("Pacific Sunset") (OTC:PSiV announced that it has
completed its acquisition of Gen-ID Lab Services, LLC, a California limited
liability corporation specializing in Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
analysis data. In addition, the board of directors of Pacific Sunset has
appointed Douglas Freedman to its board of directors with experience in
marketing. Additionally, the company has appointed Dr. Steve N. Slilaty,
Ph.D., to head an Advisory Board to assist the company with reviewing new
alternatives in the "SNP" field of technology.

Gen ID will provide "SNP" (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) analysis data.
The results of SNP analysis provide physicians with a more enlightened
choice of drugs and they will also be able to predict the effectiveness of
the drugs for individual patients. The use of an SNP test to help treat
childhood leukemia is currently being used by doctors and hospitals in the
United States.

Dr. Steve Slilaty is President and Chief Scientific Officer of Advanomics
Corporation, a leading-edge biotechnology company focusing on the
identification of disease related molecular targets using advanced
transriptomics technologies, which he recently developed. Dr. Slilaty also
is an Adjunct Professor at the Universite du Quebec in the department of
Microbiology and Biotechnology. Dr. Slilaty has founded three biotechnology
companies, Advanomics Corporation, Quantum Biotechnologies Inc. (now known
as Qbiogene Inc.) and Geneomics One Corporation. In addition, Dr. Slilaty is
one of the pioneers of Gene Therapy, having developed the first Gene
Transfer system in 1983.

(This is a partial clip of the news.  We suggest you go read the whole
release.  Our opinion is, this is important technology.  Go to yahoo or any
financial site and read the news)

adverse drug reactions accounted for more than 2.2 million serious cases and
over 100,000 deaths,  Doesn't this say it all?

 A company to watch!

PUT Pacific Sunset Investments Inc. PSiV

them 1700 foreigners from 36 countries So far 
the bodies of just 400 foreigners have been 
identified and repatriated elections Ten suicide bombers also 
are reported to have
died in the attacksThousands of people took to 
the streets in Baghdad and Karbala to commemorate 
the day which marks v the martyrdom of Hussein 
the grandson of the Prophet MohammedThe attacks are v 
the latest examples of 
sectarian violence aimed at Shiites who make up 
the majority in Iraq The Shiitebacked United Iraqi 
Alliance won a plurality of votes in the v 
January 30 national assembly elections but fell short 
of an outright majority Sunni Arabs make up 
a minority that dominated the government under Saddam 
Hussein's regime Many Sunnis boycotted the assembly electionsA 
on a bike rode into a funeral tent 
in the AlBaya'a area 

in southwestern Baghdad and detonated himself Three people 
were killed and 38 woundedIn alKadhimiya in central 
Baghdad an Iraqi police car was attacked by 
a rocketpropelled grenade and 
the US military was called in When the 
American troops were on the scene a suicide 
bomber boarded a bus of pilgrims and detonated 
himself The attack killed a US soldier three 
policemen and a civilian Twentytwo civilians were woundedPolice 
said that in alWaziriya in northern Baghdad three v
people launched suicide attacks One detonated killing an 
Iraqi soldier The second as Unity Day when v v 
insurgents can voluntarily surrender The Baquba blast happened v v 
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Spotter said...

Four additional instances of this spam have been received: from on Mon, 25 Jul 2005 14:23:06 -0000; from on Mon, 25 Jul 2005 13:08:12 -0000; from on Mon, 25 Jul 2005 11:00:40 -0000; and from on Mon, 25 Jul 2005 10:58:37 +1000.

Spotter said...

Two more substantially similar spams have arrived: from on Tue, 26 Jul 2005 16:23:14 -0000, and from on Tue, 26 Jul 2005 05:08:54 -0000. They're including the "forward looking statements" disclaimer now.

Spotter said...

One more instance to report: received from on Tue, 26 Jul 2005 22:22:57 -0000.