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Many newcomers stumble across the NIA and are unaware that it is a pump 'n dump scam operation. Here is a brief history of the NIA.
1999 - 2000: 15-year-old Jonathan Lebed uses the Internet to pump n' dump penny stocks he owns. Lebed was the only minor prosecuted by the SEC and settled with them with a $300k fine, keeping half a million for himself.
Late 2007 - 2008: YouTube user "George4Title," aka RPF member "ghemmiger" (banned), who is