The only reason that what these people do is not a felony-level crime, is that justice has yet to catch up to the legislature. Consider these IKN posts on Victory Metals (VMX.to) during 2019:
Please check those links for the names of all involved in this obvious scam, from the slimy twat BPB, the new Jabba the Hutt Matysek, not forgetting Marin “Bela Lugosi” Katusa. And now consider the share price action in this stock:
This is merely the start. With the white collar criminals around this utter scam blowing out paper for cents from now on in, the last thing retail saps are going to feel about their decision to buy into this pump bullshit is “victory”.