COLV (Coastal Integrated Services, Inc) Spam
The scammers are trying hard to pump up this stock today. Over 250,000 of these emails hit our servers within the first hour or so, just before the opening bell. Our live threat team caught it within moments and blocked it globally, so our customers saw few, if any.
Apparently, this stock has been pumped before. So far, today's campaign is fairly simple. We are blocking with just a few filters. Here's what one looked like (we removed the link):
4000 Aurora Avenue N. Ste. 119, Seattle, Washington 98103, USA
Pumping Old News
Possibly trying to add legitimacy to the scam, at least one website today is touting the company's "recent" acquisition of a beverage lid company and a beverage delivery agreement with another company. Both stories are old, dating as far back as September 2014.
Unfortunately, the scam may be working today, duping victims. Just this morning, the price has already swung from 0.163 (a three-month high) down to 0.136 and hovering at around 0.147. While those numbers may seem small, that's an almost 20% change in about 15 minutes.
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