vice mail
 n.— «Federal prosecutors yesterday filed criminal charges against three people who allegedly preyed on unsuspecting investors with voice mail messages disguised as confidential stock tips left on the wrong answering machine. At the same time, the Securities and Exchange Commission lodged civil fraud charges against the trio, who authorities say stood at the center of a plot to drum up interest in six thinly traded stocks by using a previously unknown method known as “vice mail.”» —“Three Charged in Phone Stock Scam” by Carrie Johnson Washington Post July 28, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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