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Financial scams are also a danger. In the past, these scams were carried out by individuals. But today, they're usually the work of international criminal gangs. One of the most common financial scams is the "pump and dump" stock market scam. Then they send out millions of spam e-mails that praise the company. In response, many people buy shares in the company, causing its stock value to rise.

Financial ... a dangerous thing ...were performed ... deceiving/cheating/scamming e-mails ... As a response ...

The second version is how I try to understand the first one. Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.
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AngliholicFinancial scams are also a danger. In the past, these scams were carried out by individuals. But today, they're usually the work of international criminal gangs. One of the most common financial scams is the "pump and dump" stock market scam. Then they send out millions of spam e-mails that praise the company. In response, many people buy shares in the company, causing its stock value to rise.

Financial scams ... a dangerous thing ...were performed/were done ... deceiving/cheating/scamming unsolicited/unrequested e-mails ... As a response/reaction ...

The second version is how I try to understand the first one. Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.

Hi Angliholic

Many, but not all, spam e-mails are scams. Spam is e-mail from someone you don't know. Usually you have not signed up for this e-mail or requested that it be sent. It is usually unwanted.

I've added a few suggestions (in blue) in the quote.
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Thanks, Amy.