so we're essentially reliving the wolf of wall street?that's the classic "pump and dump" of penny stock firms. boiler room operations that buy thousands of shares in a stock that literally sells for pennies, then burn up the phone lines trying to push the great deal to unsuspecting low-info targets. once the stock they bought at, say, 5 cents a share goes up to 10-15 cents a share due to their aggressive sales efforts, they sell (dump) their original purchase. the stock them returns to 5 cents per share and investors lose their money. it's illegal in stock trading, but legit venture capital firms often do a variation on the model.