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Sep 30

Nutranomics $NNRX pump and dump (with emphasis on the dump) by “Brighton Markets”

Perhaps the most enigmatic stock promoters currently in business is the group known by traders as “Brighton Markets”. They bring huge volume to their promotions and their promotions last for weeks or months. Their two most recent promotions were of iTalk Systems (TALK) and Green Innovations Ltd (GNIN). Prior to these two promotions (their only promotions this year) Brighton Markets had been less successful and was best known for the epic dumps of their pumps. Despite the big moves up in TALK and GNIN, both had epic dumps as well. See my blog posts on prior Brighton Markets pumps GNIN and TALK.

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Why is Brighton Markets the most enigmatic of current promoters? Well, the thing I find most interesting about them is that they appear to use their websites for only a brief period of time, two or three pumps, before abandoning them and adding new websites. While other promoters have added and shed lots of websites, the rapidity with which Brighton Markets abandons websites is far greater, more akin to the spam promoter “StockCastle” than to AwesomePennyStocks. Here is a current list of active Brighton Markets websites that I have discovered: note that only a few of these websites were also used for the TALK promotion.

nationaltradersassociation.com
NationalTradersAssociation.org
DividendSeeker.net
investors-alliance.com
tradersinsight.net
EquityPlays.com
Equity-Plays.com
BuysideTraders.com
InvestorsSense.com
InvestorsReports.com
Market-Digest.com
AnalystsCorner.com
WSReports.com
wallstsource.com
GainerHunters.com
STSense.com
PlatformAnalysis.com
ECAgrp.com
IndustryWeekly.net

Notice the IP addresses of the websites in the list below. Over the last year most traders of promoted stocks have become aware of the ease with which a person can run a reverse-IP search to see what other websites are on the same server and have the same IP as a promoter’s website. I guess the “Brighton Markets” folks thought they would make it a little harder by putting their websites on different IP addresses. Of course, because they are all hosted at OffshoreRacks.com, they have IP addresses that are very close and they share a domain name server. Once I figured that out it was easy to find their other functional websites (and many that are defunct).

 

Website IP Address
nationaltradersassociation.com 190.14.39.26
NationalTradersAssociation.org 190.14.39.26
DividendSeeker.net 190.14.39.29
investors-alliance.com 190.14.39.30
tradersinsight.net 190.14.39.19
EquityPlays.com 190.14.39.13
Equity-Plays.com 190.14.39.13
BuysideTraders.com 190.14.39.12
InvestorsSense.com 190.14.39.22
InvestorsReports.com 190.14.39.18
Market-Digest.com 190.14.39.21
AnalystsCorner.com 190.14.39.16
WSReports.com 190.14.39.17
wallstsource.com 190.14.39.17
GainerHunters.com 190.14.39.11
STSense.com 190.14.39.25
PlatformAnalysis.com 190.14.39.20
ECAgrp.com 190.14.39.23
IndustryWeekly.net 190.14.39.27

Here is a list of some of their defunct websites or websites that may not have ever been used:

WorldStreetFundamentals.com
BrightonMarkets.com
BollingerReport.com
BeforeTheCrowd.net
Provestor.net
TechnicalGroup.org
GainHunting.com
Micro-Cap.org
CFAReports.com
EquityPlayers.com
SmallCapitalNetwork.org
SectorTracker.org
QuickTickers.com
GainerHunter.com
TradersInsightMagazine.com
InvestmentNewsCenter.com
FinanceNewsletter.com
StockTipLine.com
GainHunter.com
GlobalEquityAlert.com
EquityLeader.com
MarketFoundations.com
BreakoutFinder.net
PennyStockplayerz.com
EquityMarketsinc.net
RisingSunReport.com

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Taking a page from the AwesomePennyStocks playbook, the Brighton Markets group has continued to send emails to the email lists of many now-defunct websites, including BrightonMarkets.com (email I received on 9/28 shown below):

nnrx_email

But even more interesting is that the CANSPAM-required information of all of these emails shows the following image:

membersealgray

 

Clicking on the “Legal Disclaimer” or “Compliance Disclosures” links takes you to different pages on the ECAgrp.com website. Visiting that website is like taking the blue pill and going down the rabbit hole. Evidently, ECA stands for “Ethics, Compliance & Awareness”. I never imagined that I would ever see a stock promoter talking up their ethical credentials. Perhaps even more bizarre is that at the footer at the bottom of that web page indicates that the ECA Group is a self-policing professional organization and links are given to file complains about a member and to submit an official inquiry from a regulatory body. That all sounds very professional, but of course every single promotion website that is part of the ECA Group is owned by the same promotion group, promoting the same stocks, and run on the same server.

self-reg

complaint

The cherry at the top of this absurdity sundae though has to be the WHOIS information on the website ECAgrp.com This “self-policing professional organization” has a website that was registered on 26 September 2013, after the promotion of NNRX had already begun.

whois

nnrx

[Edit 2013-12-12] There was an ‘analyst’ website setup to promote NNRX called EquitiesExpertise.com. A copy of their NNRX report is here.

Disclaimer: I have no position in any stock mentioned. I have no relationship with any parties mentioned above. This blog has a terms of use that is incorporated by reference into this post; you can find all my disclaimers and disclosures there as well.

3 comments

  1. Jack Ellison

    Keep up the good work. J. Ellison

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    J. Ellison

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