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"DEER" In Headlights: Latest Alleged Chinese Reverse-Merger Fraud

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As we expected in November after disclosures about the first several Chinese fraud companies first hit, a veritable "cottage industry" has developed in exposing Chinese companies that may (or may not) be full out corporate frauds. The list of companies to see their prices plunge on such comparable reports since then is too long to count, and we are confident that many more Chinese reverse-merger and other NYSE and Nasdaq promptly listed companies will continue rising to the surface. The latest potential casualty: Deer Consumer Products (Nasdaq: DEER), which according to investor Alfred Little, "conspired to defraud investors by exaggerating it revenue, profit margins, and income on its Chinese domestic sales of its low-end kitchen appliance products. Furthermore, DEER management misappropriated $11 million in company funds through a questionable recent land purchase and also failed to disclose direct competition and other serious conflicts of interest arising from certain unconsolidated related parties." While we have not confirmed any of the allegations in the report, we present it for informational purposes to those investors who may have rushed somewhat imprudently to buy the stock.

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Wed, 03/09/2011 - 13:42 | 1033439 SilverRhino
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And this is the country that thinks it can vie for world reserve currency status.  

I'll say this.  The Chinese may have little dicks but they appear to have brass balls and some serious chutzpah. 

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:24 | 1033578 DavidC
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Little they may be (and I can't and don't want to verify one way or the other!) but it hasn't stopped their population growing to over 1.3 billion people. Meanwhile in the West, sperm counts are falling.

Those Chinese aren't stupid!

DavidC

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 17:06 | 1034070 reader2010
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with daily dose of plastic rice and fake milk, their sperm counts have already peaked. 

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 21:49 | 1034887 DavidC
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Touché reader2010,
You could well be right!

DavidC

Thu, 03/10/2011 - 05:29 | 1035947 fx
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ZH  has, it seems, become an advertising board for all sorts of wannabe experts on supposedly fraudulent Chinese companies. Apart from the RINO-scam the allegations against CAGC, CCME, ONP... so far have turned out to be fabricated garbage with no merits and substance whatsoever. In case of CCME it seems that documents were manipulated and counterfeited to the hilt. I don't know why ZH is offering these clowns a plattform - thereby jeopardizing its own credibility.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 13:47 | 1033455 gwar5
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A 21st century Chinese fire drill

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 13:48 | 1033465 SpeakerFTD
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Their sales pitch to U.S. investors:

Oh, you buy from me, I give you very good deer.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 13:49 | 1033466 Cognitive Dissonance
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Oh shit. I thought that was John Deere when I bought it.

http://www.deere.com/en_US/deerecom/usa_canada.html

/sarc

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:02 | 1033487 Mercury
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Yuan Deer

or

Yuan Deer cost me Yuan Dear

(cue Rocky & Bullwinkle theme)

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 13:59 | 1033492 Whats that smell
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When I worked on PC's a few years ago some had "Deer"

brand power supplies, they were total crap.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 13:56 | 1033467 Mercury
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Let's see....empty cities, empty high speed rail cars, empty companies.... (empty FNSR purchase order forms).

Not as much there there as one might be led to believe given all those busy looking people and factories and all the huzzahs from the Western Central Planning Fan Club.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 13:51 | 1033472 jmc8888
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You mean the numbers aren't guidelines in America?

Oh yeah, if you're not a TBTF or something measured by the B(L)S.

Silly Chinese, you need the scam to be OUTSIDE the purview of the law.

Glass-Steagall

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:09 | 1033517 Logans_Run
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This is just a replay of the old Vancouver Stock Exchange from the pre-tech bubble of the 90s. The joke used to be that the exchange was the largest insider trading fraud in the world. Simply, NASDAQ saw an opportunity for fees and jumped on the bandwagon. As a CPA I am amazed that any of the regional public accounting firms that jumped into audit these Chinese business frauds decided to do so. It will be short-term gain followed by long-term pain as investigations will prove that audit procedures were slip-shod and cursory. I for one would never risk my license on the Chinese pervasive culture of fraud.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:32 | 1033594 karzai_luver
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Yeah, they are old hands at fraud and wild gambling.

They are some gambling fraudy monkeys.

 

They have had thousands of years to perfect their scams.

We are just rookies at their game.

You have to wonder at that, we maybe just rookies at their game!

 

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:38 | 1033621 Logans_Run
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Absolutely agree!

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 17:18 | 1034110 fajensen
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It is normal in China to run several ledgers. One for tax puposes, one for running the business and now one for foreign investors. It is also normal that the bribes one pays to get away with this system is about the same as would be paid in taxes if everything is done according to the law. 

Me, I would not worry about my license; there will in be no investigation because of the "loss of face" *as long as* it is only gweiloo that are fucked over! Cheat the Chinese and yuor organs turn up on Ebay.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:10 | 1033527 NumberNone
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DEER just hit high of day.  Someone must have heard there was an analyst statement and they couldn't wait to beat the crowd to buy it. 

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:11 | 1033528 billwilson
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The Chinese investor said "Why would you ever buy shares without inside information" after I had explained to him Western rules on insider trading.

 

Pretty much encapsulates the "rule of law" approach in China - where "free markets" (unregulated) run wild.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:18 | 1033558 william the bastard
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I would buy DEER if it's caught in the headlights of this. They market an excellent line of rice cookers and rice cookers are the single greatest invention since the surf leash.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:36 | 1033609 brusty4
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And yet the stock jumped higher on the news.

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:35 | 1033611 bugs_
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Its supposed to be year of the rabbit not deer.  There isn't a year of the RINO is there?

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:43 | 1033641 UninterestedObserver
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Yeah earnings out tomorrow - shorting here is as big a gamble as buying

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 14:50 | 1033671 Bub Ba
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I am short.

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