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Don't fall for investment spam e-mails.

Generally spam e-mails, or unsolicited promotional e-mail messages, are all very similar. The e-mails masquerade as legitimate reports from stock research firms or investors who are in the know and are simply passing along their tips out of generosity.

The messages talk about some major development that will move the stock by a huge amount in a short period of time. And the e-mails generally pitch stocks with very low share prices that trade on lesser regulated markets, like the Pink Sheets.

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