USA: On February 7, 2022, The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Michael M. Beck, having the Twitter account @BigMonkey6 for deceiving investors into buying Penny Stocks on his recommendation. As per the SEC, Stock Promoter secretly sells those shares and was in process of selling them after he recommend people to buy stocks.
The investigation was conducted by Roberto Tercero and overseen by Marc Blau of the Los Angeles Regional Office. The SEC’s litigation will be led by Amy J. Longo. The Securities and Exchange Commission appreciates the assistance of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Earlier in October 2021, The Securities and Exchange Commission had an asset freeze of a man behind a popular Twitter account that was promoting the trading of penny stocks before selling them at inflated prices.