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GRLZ - 11 years 3 months ago #1321

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Check out the 14C filed:


The action to be effective forty days after the mailing of this Information Statement is as follows:


the proposal to effect a reverse split of the Company's Common Stock (par value $0.01) so that upon effectuation of the split, one New Share (of the Company's Common Stock) will be issued for each two hundred (200) shares of the Company's Common Stock currently issued and outstanding with each fractional share rounded up to the next whole share (the "Reverse Split");


the proposal to ratify the amendments to the Company's Certificate of Incorporation to change the Company's name from, Inc. to Environmental Credits, Ltd.;


the proposal to approve the appointment of Stan Lee, CPA as the Company's independent auditor; and


the proposal to approve an amendment to the Company's Certificate of Incorporation to increase the authorized number of shares of the Company's Common Stock (par value $0.01) from 20,000,000 to 300,000,000 (par value $0.01).
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GRLZ - 12 years 6 months ago #1096

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[E*Trade Got Stuck With Strip Club Stock After Fraud]
By Bradley Keoun

Nov. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Mitchell Caplan, E*Trade Financial Corp.'s chief executive officer, is reluctant to explain how his company came to own 1 million shares of BoysToys.Com Inc., a San Francisco strip-club operator that went bankrupt in 2001.

``I'm not interested in talking about it so much,'' Caplan said in an interview earlier this month. ``It just encourages the bad guys.''

E*Trade, the fourth-largest U.S. discount broker, bought the BoysToys shares from customers whose accounts were stuffed with the near-worthless stock in August, according to a Sept. 8 regulatory filing. Caplan told investors last month that clients of the New York-based firm had been victims of Internet thieves from Eastern Europe and Asia who used stolen personal data to tap into accounts.

U.S. regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, are investigating how criminals exploit security gaps in online-brokerage accounts and use them to manipulate prices of little-traded stocks. After trading at no more than 5 cents for 2 1/2 years, BoysToys rose to a high of 13 cents on Aug. 10 when a record 3.7 million shares changed hands, data compiled by Bloomberg show. The following day, it was back down to 4 cents.

``In order to make our customers whole, we ended up taking ownership,'' said E*Trade spokeswoman Pam Erickson. ``They ended up with the stock in their portfolio by no action of their own.'' E*Trade sold its BoysToys shares in September, she said.

Federal Probes

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the SEC, the U.S. Secret Service and the NASD have been probing ``pump-and-dump'' scams for at least three months, company officials said. Such frauds cost E*Trade $18 million and rival TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. $4 million in the third quarter.

E*Trade ended up owning 13 percent of La Jolla, California- based BoysToys, which trades in the over-the-counter market under the ticker GRLZ. The broker also was forced to assume 475,000 shares, or 15 percent, of Speizman Industries Inc., a bankrupt distributor of sock-knitting machines in Charlotte, North Carolina. On Aug. 10, Speizman's stock soared to 14.5 cents from 0.5 cents before tumbling back to 3 cents within a week.

``I've never heard any of this and I really don't know anything about it,'' said Robert Speizman, the company's 66- year-old founder, in a telephone interview. Speizman, who left the company in early 2004, is the second-largest shareholder after E*Trade.

Topless Clubs

E*Trade's Erickson declined to disclose how much the company paid its customers for their BoysToys and Speizman shares, or say what other stocks might have been manipulated. E*Trade still owns the stake in Speizman.

The BoysToys and Speizman transactions represented part of E*Trade's total losses from fraud in the third quarter, Erickson said. Officials at Omaha, Nebraska-based TD Ameritrade, the third-biggest online broker, have declined to comment specifically about the fraudulent trades or about the government's investigation.

BoysToys Chairman Ralph Amato said he was unaware of the scam until receiving a call from Bloomberg News.

The former Paine Webber account executive founded BoysToys as an operator of topless clubs and adult-entertainment Web sites in 1997, SEC filings show. His company went public in 1998 on the over-the-counter market at $1.25 by merging with a shell company. It traded as high as $4.25 in early 1999, amid the euphoria for dot-com stocks.

`Business Crowd'

The company's main asset was a 15,000-square-foot topless club opened in 2000 in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, about four blocks north of the Transamerica Pyramid building, according to filings with securities regulators.

``We attracted a real business crowd,'' Amato said.

BoysToys went bankrupt after a dispute with its landlord, SEC filings show.

The day BoysToys surged, on Aug. 10, the volume of shares traded was more than 80 times the 12-month average.

``I called my attorney and I said, `Look there's something strange going on with BoysToys stock,''' Amato, 55, said. ``He said there's nothing you can do about it.''

E*Trade has since added software to automatically detect suspicious trades. Caplan, 49, said that has helped E*Trade reduce the fraud to ``almost zero.''

E*Trade shares climbed 18 cents to $25.48 in New York Stock Exchange composite trading.

To contact the reporter on this story: Bradley Keoun in New York at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated: November 22, 2006 16:08 EST

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GRLZ - 12 years 7 months ago #1056

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awesome info. i like this guy's blog.
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GRLZ - 12 years 7 months ago #1055

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[GRLZ CEO Ralp Amato]
The CEO of the GRLZ shell stock is also the CEO of the website.

Mr. Ralph Amato is the Founder and CEO of Ventana Capital Partners. Mr. Amato brings over 30 years of financial services experience to Ventana Capital Partners. He started as an investment advisor with Paine Webber from 1988 to 1990. He has previously held Series 7 and 63 licenses. Mr. Amato currently serves as the CEO of Ventana Capital Partners, Inc., an investment banking firm located in La Jolla, California. Mr. Amato’s areas of expertise include structuring equity and debt financing, raising private equity and taking companies public through traditional IPO’s and reverse shell mergers. He currently serves as an officer and director of one public company and several private companies.

GRLZ SEC 10Q filing showing Ralph M. Amato, President, Chairman, & CFO. NOTE: the address of GRLZ, 5782 Caminito Empresa, La Jolla, California 92037 is the same as the epoInvestor website.

Ralph Amato Blog on Reverse mergers

What is ePO? ePO is an online community where investors, who sign up as Members, are connected to emerging growth companies who are seeking to go public.

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GRLZ - 12 years 10 months ago #994

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Up about 500%, traded 1.5mil shares, on no News.

Yesterday at 0.016 x 0.019, today traded as high as 0.12

Common Stock Outstanding at March 31, 2006
8,172,139 Shares at $0.001 Par Value Common

SEC Filings
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