I found this on a bulletin board
and decided to try it. A little while
back, I was browsing through newsgroups,
just like you are now, and came
across an article similar to this
that said you could make thousands
of dollars within weeks with only an
initial investment of $6.00! So I
thought, Yeah right, this must be a scam",
but like most of us, I was curious,
so I kept reading. Anyway, it said
that you send $1.00 to each of the 6
names and address stated in the
article. You then place your own
name and address in the bottom of
the list at #6, and post the article
in at least 200 newsgroups. (There
are thousands) No catch, that was
it. So after thinking it over, and
talking to a few people first, I
thought about trying it. I figured:
"what have I got to lose except 6
stamps and $6.00, right?" Then I
invested the measly $6.00. Well
GUESS WHAT!! within 7 days, I
started getting money in the mail! I
was shocked! I figured it would end
soon, but the money just kept coming
in. In my first week, I made about
$25.00. By the end of the second
week I had made a total of over
$1,000.00! In the third week I had
over $10,000.00 and it's still
growing. This is now my fourth week
and I have made a total of just over
$42,000.00 and it's still coming in
rapidly. It's certainly worth $6.00,
and 6 stamps, I have spent more than
that on the lottery!! Let me tell
you how this works and most
importantly, why it works....Also,
make sure you print a copy of this
article NOW, so you can get the
information off of it as you need
it. I promise you that if you follow
the directions exactly, that you
will start making more money than
you thought possible by doing
something so easy! Suggestion: Read
this entire message carefully!
(print it out or download it.)
Follow the simple directions and
watch the money come in! It's easy.
It's legal. And, your investment is
only $6.00 (Plus postage) IMPORTANT:
This is not a rip-off; it is not
indecent; it is not illegal; and it
is virtually no risk - it really
works!!!! If all of the following
instructions are adhered to, you
will receive extraordinary
dividends. PLEASE NOTE: Please
follow these directions EXACTLY, and
$50,000 or more can be yours in 20
to 60 days. This program remains
successful because of the honesty
and integrity of the participants.
Please continue its success by
carefully adhering to the
instructions. You will now become
part of the Mail Order business. In
this business your product is not
solid and tangible, it's a service.
You are in the business of
developing Mailing Lists. Many large
corporations are happy to pay big
bucks for quality lists. However,
the money made from the mailing
lists is secondary to the income
which is made from people like you
and me asking to be included in that
list. Here are the 4 easy steps to
success: STEP 1: Get 6 separate
pieces of paper and write the
following on each piece of paper
"PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING
LIST." Now get 6 US $1.00 bills and
place ONE inside EACH of the 6
pieces of paper so the bill will not
be seen through the envelope (to
prevent thievery). Next, place one
paper in each of the 6 envelopes and
seal them, MAKE SURE THAT THERE ARE
ENOUGH STAMPS ON YOUR ENVELOPES. You
should now have 6 sealed envelopes,
each with a piece of paper stating
the above phrase, your name and
address, and a $1.00 bill. What you
are doing is creating a service.
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL! You are
requesting a legitimate service and
you are paying for it! Like most of
us I was a little skeptical and a
little worried about the legal
aspects of it all. So I checked it
out with the U.S. Post Office
(1-800-725-2161) and they confirmed
that it is indeed legal! Mail the 6
envelopes to the following
#1) Connie - 6276 Wismer Circle -
Dublin, OH 43016
#2) Steven Marcos - 444 Snyder Hall, 206
E.Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820
#3) Larry La Caille - 1629 Summit
Ave., #106 - Seattle, Washington
#4) Mike Powers -P.O.BOX 2332
#5) Brian Graff 2409 Conestoga Ct.
Columbia, MO 65203
#6) Jonny Green – 521 Pine Ave., #208
Long Beach, CA 90802
STEP 2: Now take the #1 name off the
list that you see above, move the
other names up (6 becomes 5, 5
becomes 4, etc...) and add YOUR Name
as number 6 on the list. STEP 3:
Change anything you need to, but try
to keep this article as close to
original as possible. Now, post your
amended article to at least 200
newsgroups. (I think there are close
to 24,000 groups) All you need is
200, but remember, the more you
post, the more money you make! **
EVERYBODY AROUND THE WORLD CAN DO
IT, BUT REMEMBER TO PUT ENOUGH
STAMPS ON YOUR EVELOPES!!!!** This
is perfectly legal! If you have any
doubts, refer to Title 18 Sec. 1302
-&- 1341 of the Postal lottery laws.
Keep a copy of these steps for
yourself and, whenever you need
money, you can use it again, and
again. PLEASE REMEMBER that this
program remains successful because
of the honesty and integrity of the
participants and by their carefully
adhering to the directions. Look at
it this way. If you are of
integrity, the program will continue
and the money that so many others
have received will come your way.
NOTE: You may want to retain every
name and address sent to you, either
on a computer or hard copy and keep
the notes people send you. This
VERIFIES that you are truly
providing a service. (Also, it might
be a good idea to wrap the $1 bill
in dark paper to reduce the risk of
mail theft.) So, as each post is
downloaded and the directions
carefully followed, six members will
be reimbursed for their
participation as a List Developer
with one dollar each. Your name will
move up the list geometrically so
that when your name reaches the #1
position you will be receiving
thousands of dollars in CASH!!! What
an opportunity for only $6.00 ($1.00
for each of the first six people
listed above) Send it now, add your
own name to the list and you're in
business! ---DIRECTIONS ----- FOR
HOW TO POST TO
NEWSGROUPS------------ Step 1) You
do not need to re-type this entire
letter to do your own posting.
Simply put your cursor at the
beginning of this letter and drag
your cursor to the bottom of this
document, and select 'copy' from the
edit menu. This will copy the entire
letter into the computer's memory.
Step 2) Open a blank 'notepad' file
and place your cursor at the top of
the blank page. From the 'edit' menu
select 'paste'. This will paste a
copy of the letter into notepad so
that you can add your name to the
list. Step 3) Save your new notepad
file as a .txt file. If you want to
do your postings in different
settings, you'll always have this
file to go back to. Step 4) Use
Netscape or Internet explorer and
try searching for various newsgroups
(on-line forums, message boards,
chat sites, discussions.) Step 5)
Visit these message boards and post
this article as a new message by
highlighting the text of this letter, copying
And pasting it into each message box.
Some sites require a brief registration,
But when you consider the reward
For just a little bit of work – if you
Can really call it that – it seems more
Absurd not to do it than to take the
Time, then sit back and let it flow
Back to you. Good luck…
and don’t forget
to share the wealth!
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inor tossed me a friendly warm goopa goopa doll, and called me a floozy!
Not only are these chain letters forbidden on the MB, they're just plain ILLEGAL. i swear.
o|~o|~Connect the dots, La La Laaa!o|~o|~
I wonder if anybody ever got any money from a chain letter? Since this thread is bound to be closed soon, maybe I'll start a new thread over in IMHO...
Sorry dollerwhateverthehellyournameis, we don't take kindly to SPAM on these boards. Don't bother coming back. By the time you read this, your posting priveleges will already be revoked.
Have a nice day.
and then they made me their chief.
Countdown until closed thread and banned user . . .
It's almost funny. More pathetic, though.
I'm [a href="http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?p=7498186" target="new"]back[/a]. Obviously
Hey folks, this one works even better! Just send $10 to everyone on the following list!
110 North Avon Street,
110 N. Avon Street
110 North Avn St.
Lardville, Kentucky, 31337
"And a singularly consistent investigation you have made, my dear Watson. I cannot at the moment recall any possible blunder which you have omitted."
-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
Me thinks he wasn't even intelegent enough to type it himself. Cut and paste, cut and paste.
inor tossed me a friendly warm goopa goopa doll, and called me a floozy!
..and even if the content wasn't objectionable,
we'd kick you out anyway for posting such
a long-ass message with a return every 7th
word. That's almost as annoying as the spam.
(yes, I did hit return every 7th word, just to be ironic.)
Thank you, please move along, nothing else to see here.
your humble TubaDiva