Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 23:09:46 -0400
From: "si_thu" <>

come on folks! Keep this crap off the list. If you can't differentiate a legit and a scam, someone must be still dressing you in the morning. John Wallis <> wrote in message > Gee Mr. Ponzi, what a novel and unique idea! > > GTE wrote: > > > 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 $1000.00! In the third week, I had > > over $10,000.00 and it's still growing. This is now my fourth week, 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, our 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 99% 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 > > $50,000.00 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 3 easy steps to success: > > > > STEP 1: Get 6 separate pieces of paper and write your name and address plus > > 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 envelopes and seal them. 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 address: > > (#1) A. Christensen. 8505 Crane Dance Trail Eden Prairie, MN 55344 > > (#2) C. Markel 220 E Yeasting St Gibsonbury, OH 43431 > > (#3) Arthur Smith 4118 Linnfield Houston, TX 77016 > > (#4) Michael Kayman 1875 43RD Ave SF, CA 94122 > > (#5) John Jacobs 877 E 10600 So Sandy, Ut 84094 > > (#6) J. Lee 425 Palmerston Blvd., Toronto, Ont. Canada, M6G 2N7 > > > > 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! You won't get very > > much unless you post like crazy. 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, 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 and selecting paste from the edit menu. > > Fill in the Subject, which will be the header that everyone sees as they > > Scroll through the list of postings, in a particular group. Click the post > > message button. You're done with your first one! > > Congratulations. THAT'S IT! All you have to do is Jump to different > > newsgroups and post away. After you get the hang of it, it will take about > > 30 seconds for each newsgroup! (There is a faster way. You may use Microsoft > > Outlook or Outlook Express to select newsgroups rapidly. You just need one > > time "Copy and Paste" to send to all of them simultaneously.) **REMEMBER, > > THE MORE NEWSGROUPS YOU POST IN, THE MORE MONEY YOU WILL MAKE! BUT: YOU HAVE > > TO POST A MINIMUM OF 200** That's it! You will Begin receiving money from > > around the world within days! You may eventually want to rent a P.O. Box due > > to the large amount of mail you will receive. If you wish to stay anonymous, > > you can invent a name to use, as long as the postman will deliver it. **JUST > > MAKE SURE ALL THE ADDRESSES ARE CORRECT. **Now, each of the 5 persons who > > just sent me $1.00 make the MINIMUM 200 postings, each with my name at #5 > > and only 5 persons respond to each of the original 5, that is another $25.00 > > for me, now those 25 each make 200 MINIMUM posts with my name at #4 and only > > 5 replies each, I will bring in an additional $125.00! Now, those 125 > > persons turn around and post the MINIMUM 200 with my name at #3 and only > > receive 5 replies each, I will make an additional $625.00! OK, now here is > > the fun part, each of those 625 persons post a MINIMUM 200 letters with my > > name at #2 and they each only receive 5 replies, that just made me > > $3,125.00!!!Those 3,125 persons will all deliver this message to 200 > > newsgroups with my name at #1 and if still 5 persons per 200 newsgroups > > react I will receive $15,625.00! With an original investment of only $6.00! > > AMAZING! When your name is no longer on the list, you just take the latest > > postings in the newsgroups, and send out another $6.00 to names on the list, > > putting your name at number 6 again. And start posting again. The thing to > > remember is: do you realize that thousands of people all over the world are > > joining the Internet and reading these articles everyday? JUST LIKE YOU are > > now! So, can you afford $6.00 and see if it really works? I think so... > > People have said, "What if the plan is played out and no one sends you the > > money? So what! What are the chances of that happening when there are tons > > of new honest users and new honest people who are joining the internet and > > newsgroups everyday and are willing to give it a try? Estimates are at > > 20,000 to 50,000 new users, everyday, with thousands of those joining the > > actual Internet. REMEMBER, play FAIRLY and HONESTLY and this will really > > work. The possibilities can be endless...You will never know, unless you > > give it a try... otherwise, it will always be "what if." > > GOOD LUCK! >

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