Pump and Dump: Know the Signs when Trading Altcoins

Pump and Dump: Know the Signs when Trading Altcoins

Like penny stocks traded on the NYSE or those on pink sheets, cryptocurrency is a prime target for pump and dump scams. For those with buying power, it's an easy way to get rich quick by inflating the price. For everyone else, nine out of ten times, you will lose. This is one of several reasons people are afraid to trust Bitcoin. For those of you who don't know how the pump and dump works, it's fairly straight forward. They are also illegal in the market, though federal agencies do not actively protect Bitcoin users. Pump and dump scams involve two groups of people. First there are the....


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