3Com Investor Tries Extortion to Pump Up Stock Price

I’m relatively jaded, I’ve seen a lot during my years in an industry that has gone from youthful exuberance to cynical maturity, but even I was taken aback at the news that a man has been accused of sending 17 threatening letters and two pipe bombs in a misguided bid to inflate the value of his shares in 3Com and Navarre Corp.

I understand the desperation of 3Com investors, I really do. The company was, is, and will remain a dog’s breakfast and a faded star in the computer-networking firmament.

But, people, extortion, threats, and physical violence are not the answer. The answer, I’m afraid, is to put your money elsewhere.

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One response to “3Com Investor Tries Extortion to Pump Up Stock Price

  1. I can understand that nutcases make the news,but to tie this to 3Com is stretch. I am sure every has there fare share of odd balls. But what people seem to forget that despite of what 3Com has done to itself, they are still around and make a good product. There problem is again themselves and all they need to do is get the word out on themselves better and let people see there is a choicem

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