TURN $6 INTO $6,000

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TURN $6 INTO $6,000

Post by MSaltyda » Tue, 15 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Date: 8/12/00 10:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Is this legal?  Sounds to me like a chain letter.  If this is true,
scaryguy, you are violating USPS rules.



> 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 ordownload 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 99% no risk - it really works!
> If all of the following instructions are adhered to, you will receive
> extraordinary dividends.
> 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." Once added to the
> list, each person will send you a new component and/or money making
> advice to help you along the way. This advice has been passed down
> person to person and is very helpful 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. 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 addresses:

> #1) M Stroub
> 262 Santa Fe Ave
> Shell Beach CA 93449

> #2) C Guerra
> 10991-30 San Jose Blvd
> #258
> Jacksonville, Florida 32223

> #3) Zakatov S
> 751-8 E Coco Plum Cr #8
> Plantation, Florida 33324

> #4) D Cooper
> 715 Armour Rd. #903
> N. Kansas City, MO 64116

> #5) JP Davis
> 80 1/2 Vineyard ave
> Highland, NY 12528

  4647 Foster Lane
  Zephyrhills, FL 33541

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> 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!
> 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 and selecting paste
> from the edit menu. Fill in the Subject, this 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! **REMEMBER, THE
> 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
> Now the WHY part:
> Out of 200 postings, say I receive only 5 replies (a very low
> example). So then I made $5.00 with my name at #6 on the letter. 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 $626.00! 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 posting 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, every day, with thousands of those joining the actual
> internet. Remember, play FAIRLY and HONESTLY and this will really
> Regards,