I've read a few horror stories on other stock forums - in one case shares were actually falsified(!!??) and people were fighting about whether they actually bought real shares in a company or not. I don't even know know it turned out (I'm guessing the company went under anyhow, making it a moot point), but who wants to hassle with that stuff?
search for my story about BCIT....i posted it a while back. i was actually sued in federal court for buying fake shares of a company... i bought them through etrade and they wouldnt stand behind them
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