I found this on the bulletin board


I'm a real person writing to you, and I'm telling you this works...

Give it a try... You WILL make some serious cash !

You may have seen this business before and

ignored it. I know I did - many times! However,

please take a few moments to read this letter.

I was amazed when the profit potential of this

business finally sunk in... and it works!

With easy-to-use e-mail tools and opt-in e-mail,

success in this business is now fast, easy and

well within the capabilities of ordinary people

who know little about internet marketing. And the

earnings potential is truly staggering!

I'll make you a promise. READ THIS E-MAIL TO THE END! -

follow what it says to the letter - and you will not

worry whether a RECESSION is coming or not, who is

President, or whether you keep your current job or not.

Yes, I know what you are thinking. I never responded

to one of these before either. One day though,

something just said: "You throw away $25.00 going to

a movie for 2 hours with your wife. What the heck."

Believe me, no matter where you believe those "feelings"

come from, I thank every day that I had that feeling.

I cannot imagine where I would be or what I would be

doing had I not. Read on. It's true. Every word of it.

It is legal. I checked. Simply because you are buying

and selling something of value.


Making over half a million dollars every 4 to 5

months from your home.


Doubt is expensive. Only a persons doubts keep them poor. Cynics never win, unchecked doubt and fear creates a cynic. Cynics criticize, winners analyse. In order to win you must first take action.

Give yourself a chance!! Read this mail to the end - This works!!

For only US$25 from your pocket - No more investments, or hidden costs. Start earning CASH in your mail, No Experience Needed, because I will Personally show you how, every step of the way, via whatever method you wish, e-mail, MSN, ICQ etc etc ,if you have 2 minutes, read the details below and then ...... THINK about it! It really is so OBVIOUS!.

Give the mail below a read AND READ IT THOROUGHLY FROM BEGINNING TO END, ITS VERY IMPORTANT- don't waste this opportunity! It really is working for me!!!! I will guarantee that I will help you PERSONALLY get set up. Once you are making money, then so am I, so it is in my benefit to give you all the support you will need!

Never mind the NaySayers! only one way to find out US$25 - and the opportunity to make 50,000$ or may I dare say 100,000$ + - Minimal effort required - NOT your hard earned money!


Making over half a million dollars every 4 to 5 months from your home. THANKS TO THE COMPUTER AGE AND THE INTERNET!

================================================== BE AN INTERNET MILLIONAIRE LIKE OTHERS WITHIN A YEAR!!!

Before you say "Bull", please read the following. This is the letter you have been hearing about on the news lately. Due to the popularity of this letter on the Internet, a national weekly news program recently devoted an entire show to the investigation of this program described below, to see if it really can make people money. The show also investigated whether or not the program was legal.

Their findings proved once and for all that there are "absolutely NO laws prohibiting the participation in the program and if people can 'follow the simple instructions' they are bound to make some mega bucks with only $25 out of pocket cost".


This is what one had to say: "Thanks to this profitable opportunity. I was approached many times before but each time I passed on it. I am so glad I finally joined just to see what one could expect in return for the minimal effort and money required. To my astonishment, I received a total

$610,470.00 in 21 weeks, with money still coming in."

Pam Hedland, Fort Lee, New Jersey. ================================================== Another said: "This program has been around for a long time but I never believed in it. But one day when I received this again in the mail I decided to gamble my $25 on it. I followed the simple instructions and Voila! ..... 3 weeks later the money started to come in. First month I only made $240.00 but the next 2 months after that I made a total of $290,000.00. So far, in he past 8 months by re-entering the program, I have made over $710,000.00 and I am playing it again. The key to success in this program is to follow the simple steps and NOT change anything.

More testimonials later but first,

=========== PRINT THIS NOW FOR YOUR FUTURE REFERENCE ==== $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

If you would like to make at least $500,000 every 4 to 5 months easily and comfortably, please read the following...THEN READ IT AGAIN and AGAIN!!!



===== Order all 5 reports shown on the list below =====

For each report, send $5 US CASH, THE NAME & NUMBER OF THE REPORT YOU ARE ORDERING and YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS to the person whose name appears ON THAT LIST next to the report.


WHEN YOU PLACE YOUR ORDER, MAKE SURE YOU ORDER EACH OF THE 5 REPORTS! You will need all 5 reports so that you can save them on your computer and resell them.

YOUR TOTAL COST $5 X 5 = $25.00.

Within a few days you will receive, via e-mail, each of the 5 reports from these 5 different individuals. Save them on your computer so they will be accessible for you to send to the 1,000's of people who will order them from you. Also make a floppy of these reports and keep it on your desk in case something happens to your computer.

IMPORTANT - DO NOT alter the names of the people who are listed next to each report, or their sequence on the list, in any way other than what is instructed below in steps 1 through 6 or you will lose out on the majority of your profits. Once you understand the way this works, you will also see how it will not work if you change it.

Remember, this method has been tested, and if you alter it, it will NOT work!!! People have tried to put their friends' or relatives' names on all five thinking they could get all the money. But it does not work this way. Believe us, some have tried to be greedy and then nothing happened. So Do Not try to change anything other than what is instructed. Because if you do, it will not work for you. Remember, honesty reaps the reward!!!

This IS a legitimate BUSINESS. You are offering a product for sale and getting paid for it. Treat it as such and you will be VERY profitable in a short period of time.

1.. After you have ordered all 5 reports, take THIS advertisement and REMOVE the name & address of the person in REPORT # 5. This person has

made it through the cycle and is no doubt counting their fortune.

2.. Move the name & address in REPORT # 4 down TO REPORT # 5.

3.. Move the name & address in REPORT # 3 down TO REPORT # 4.

4.. Move the name & address in REPORT # 2 down TO REPORT # 3.

5.. Move the name & address in REPORT # 1 down TO REPORT # 2

6.... Insert YOUR name & address in the REPORT # 1 Position.

PLEASE MAKE SURE you copy every name & address ACCURATELY! This is critical to YOUR success.


**** Take this entire letter, with the modified list of names, and save it on your computer. DO NOT MAKE ANY OTHER CHANGES.

Save this on a disk as well just in case you lose any data. To assist you with marketing your business on the Internet, the 5 reports you purchase will provide you with invaluable marketing information which includes how to send bulk e-mails legally, where to find thousands of free classified ads and much more. There are 2 primary methods to get this venture going:

METHOD # 1: BY SENDING BULK E-MAIL LEGALLY ================================================== Let's say that you decide to start small, just to see how it goes, and we will assume you and those involved send out only 1,000 e-mails each. Let's also assume that the mailing receives only a 0.2% (2/10 of 1%) response (the response could be much better but let's just say it is only 0.2%). Also many people will send out hundreds of thousands of e-mails instead of only

5,000 each. Continuing with this example, you send out only 5,000 e-mails. With a 0.2% response, that is only 10 orders for report # 1. Those 10 people responded by sending out 5,000 e-mails each for a total of 50,000. Out of those 50,000 e-mails only 0.2% responded with orders. That's 100 people who responded and ordered Report # 2.

Those 100 people mail out 5,000 e-mails each for a total of 500,000 e-mails. The 0.2% response to that is 1000 orders for Report # 3. Those 1000 people send 5,000 e-mails each for a total of 5 million e-mails sent out. The

0.2% response is 10,000 orders for Report # 4. Those 10,000 people send out 5,000 e-mails each for a total of 50,000,000 (50 million) e-mails. The 0.2% response to that is 100,000 orders for Report # 5.

THAT'S 100,000 ORDERS TIMES $5 EACH = $500,000.00 (half a million dollars).

Your total income in this example is: 1..... $50 + 2..... $500 +

3.....$5,000 + 4..... $50,000 + 5.... $500,000 .... Grand Total = $555,550.00


REMEMBER FRIEND, THIS IS ASSUMING ONLY 10 PEOPLE ORDERING OUT OF 5,000 YOU MAILED TO. Dare to think for a moment what would happen if everyone or half or even one 4th of those people mailed 100,000 e-mails each or more? There are over 150 million people on the Internet worldwide and counting, with thousands more coming online every day. Believe me, many people will do just that, and more!

METHOD # 2: BY PLACING FREE ADS ON THE INTERNET ================================================== Advertising on the net is very, very inexpensive and there are hundreds of FREE places to advertise. Placing a lot of free ads on the Internet will easily get a larger response.

We strongly suggest you start with Method # 1 and add METHOD # 2 as you go along. For every $5 you receive, all you must do is e-mail them the report they ordered. That's it. Always provide same day service on all orders. This will guarantee that the e-mail they send out, with your name and address on it, will be prompt because they cannot advertise until they receive the report. =========== AVAILABLE REPORTS ====================

The reason for the "cash" is not because this is illegal or somehow "wrong". It is simply about time. Time for checks or credit cards to be cleared or approved, etc. Concealing it is simply so no one can SEE there is money in the envelope and steal it before it gets to you.

ORDER EACH REPORT BY ITS NUMBER & NAME ONLY. Notes: Always send $5 cash (U.S. CURRENCY ONLY) for each report. Checks NOT accepted. Make sure the cash is concealed by wrapping it in at least 2 sheets of paper. On one of those sheets of paper, write the NUMBER & the NAME of the report you are ordering, YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS and your name and postal address.


================================================== REPORT # 1: "The Insider's Guide To Advertising for Free On The Net" Order Report # 1 From: Gary Piers 6148 Route 111 Jeffries Corner New Brunswick Canada e4e-4h6

================================================ REPORT # 2: "The Insider's Guide to Sending Bulk E-mail on the Internet"order report # 2 from Keith Pinto

13 Newlands Close Pyle, Bridgend CF33 6LT wales, UK. ======================================================= REPORT # 3: "The Secrets to Multi-Level Marketing on the Internet" Order Report # 3 from: mother Earth suite 353 186-8120 no2 road Richmond, BC v7c 5j8 Canada


REPORT # 4: "How To Become A Millionaire Using MLM & The Net" Order Report # 4 from: ms Jeannette Lee Block 405 sin ming ave #18-265 singapore 570405

============================================ REPORT # 5: "How to Send 1 Million E-mails for Free" Order Report # 5 from: Mr Noel Hines

275 oxford street Bilston west midlands WV14 7DG England

$$$$$$$$$ YOUR SUCCESS GUIDELINES $$$$$$$$$$$

Follow these guidelines to guarantee your success:

If you do not receive at least 10 orders for Report #1 within 2 weeks, continue sending e-mails until you do.

After you have received 10 orders, 2 to 3 weeks after that you should receive 100 orders or more for REPORT # 2. If you do not, continue advertising or sending e-mails until you do. Once you have received 100 or more orders for Report # 2, YOU CAN RELAX, because the system is already working for you, and the cash will continue to roll in ! THIS IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER: Every time your name is moved down on the list, you are placed in front of a different report.

You can KEEP TRACK of your PROGRESS by watching which report people are ordering from you. IF YOU WANT TO GENERATE MORE INCOME SEND ANOTHER BATCH OF E-MAILS AND START THE WHOLE PROCESS AGAIN. There is NO LIMIT to the income you can generate from this business !!!


FOLLOWING IS A NOTE FROM THE ORIGINATOR OF THIS PROGRAM: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ You have just received information that can give you financial freedom for the rest of your life, with NO RISK and JUST A LITTLE BIT OF EFFORT. You can make more money in the next few weeks and months than you have ever imagined. Follow the program EXACTLY AS INSTRUCTED. Do Not change it in any way. It works exceedingly well as it is now. Remember to e-mail a copy of this exciting report after you have put your name and address in Report #1 and moved others to #2 .....# 5 as instructed above. One of the people you send this to may send out 100,000 or more e-mails and your name will be on every one of them.

Remember t ough, the more you send out the more potential customers you will reach. So my friend, I have given you the ideas, information, materials and opportunity to become financially independent.


============= MORE TESTIMONIALS =============== "My name is Mitchell. My wife, Jody and I live in Chicago. I am an accountant with a major U.S. Corporation and I make pretty good money. When I received this program I grumbled to Jody about receiving 'junk mail'. I made fun of the whole thing, spouting my knowledge of the population and percentages involved. I 'knew' it wouldn't work. Jody totally ignored my supposed intelligence and few days later she jumped in with both feet. I made merciless fun of her, and was ready to lay the old 'I told you so' on her when the thing didn't work. Well, the laugh was on me! Within 3 weeks she had received 50 responses. Within the next 45 days she had received total $ 147,200.00 ......... all cash! I was shocked. I have joined Jody in her 'hobby'." Mitchell Wolf M.D., Chicago, Illinois ================================================ "Not being the gambling type, it took me several weeks to make up my mind to participate in this plan. But conservative as I am, I decided that the initial investment was so little that there was just no way that I wouldn't get enough orders to at least get my money back. I was surprised when I found my medium size post office box crammed with orders. I made $319,210.00 in the first 12 weeks. The nice thing about this deal is that it does not matter where people live. There simply isn't a better investment with a faster return and so big." Dan Sandstorm, Alberta, Canada ================================================= "I had received this program before. I deleted it, but later I wondered if I should have given it a try. Of course, I had no idea who to contact to get another copy, so I had to wait until I was e-mail again by someone else......... 11 months passed then it luckily came again...... I did not delete this one! I made more than $490,000 on my first try and all the money came within 22 weeks." Susan De Sua, New York, NY ================================================= "It really is a great opportunity to make relatively easy money with little cost to you. I followed the simple instructions carefully and within

10 days the money started to come in. My first month I made $20, in the 2nd month I made $560.00 and by the end of the third month my total cash count was $362,840.00. Life is beautiful, Thanks to Internet."

Fred Delicta, West port, New Zealand ================================================= ORDER YOUR REPORTS TODAY AND GET STARTED ON YOUR ROAD TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM ! =================================================

If you have any questions of the legality of this program, contact the Office of Associate Director for Marketing Practices, Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Washington, DC

This message is sent in compliance of the proposed bill SECTION 301, paragraph (a)(2)(C) of S. 1618.

  • This message is not intended for residents in the State of Washington, Virginia or California, screening of addresses has been done to the best of our technical ability.
  • This is a one time mailing and this list will never be used again.


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"Rick Seatell" wrote in message news: snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com...

Scam? Yes! Outside the law? Yes! Something only a fool would do? Yes > Yes Yes. > On Mon, 27 Jan 2003 19:25:47 -0800, "nicole lee" > wrote: > > >I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while I > >found this on the bulletin board one day back. > > > >I was browsing through newsgroups, just like you are now, and came across


>article similar to this that said you could make thousands of dollars


>weeks with only an initial investment of $6.00! So I thought, "Yeah


>this must be a scam", but like most of us, I was curious, so I kept


> > >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. Post the article (with your name in the #6


>in at least 200 newsgroups. (There are thousands). No catch, that was it.


>after thinking it over, and talking to a few people first, I thought


>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


>shocked! I figured it would end soon, but the money just kept coming in.


>my first week, I made about $25.00. By the end of the second week I had


>a total of over $1,000.00! > > > >In the third week I had over $10,000.00 and it's still growing. This is


>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 lunch!! 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


>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's 99% risk-free. Best of all-- 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


>be yours in 20 to 60 days. This program remains successful because of the > >honesty and integrity of the participants. PLEASE CONTINUE IN ITS SUCCESS


>CAREFULLY ADHERING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS. > > > >You will now become part of the Mail Order business. In this business


>product is not solid and tangible, it's a service. You are in the


>of developing Mailing Lists. Many large corporations are happy to pay big > >bucks for quality lists. However, the money made from the mailing lists


>secondary to the income which is made from people like you and me asking


>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


>of paper "PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST." Now get 6 US $1.00 and


>ONE inside EACH of the 6 pieces of paper so it 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


> > >What you are doing is creating a service. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL! You


>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


>confirmed that it is indeed legal. Mail the 6 envelopes to the following > >addresses: > > > >#1) Ambrose Costanzo 2777 Briargrove Dr. #839 Houston, TX 77057, USA > >#2) J.Dougherty 9 Blue Mountain Court Kunkletown, PA 18058, USA > >#3) Jurgis Veldre, Kalnciema 151-2, Riga LV 1046, Latvia > >#4) T. Parkman 1166 Bond St. Macon, GA. 31201, USA > >#5) M. Arnold 46 Myrtle Ave. Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4H 1L3 > > > >#6) N Lee 5 Lausanne St. #408 Gatineau P.Q. Canada J8T 2Y9 > > > >STEP 2: Now take the #1 name off the list that you see above, move the


>names up (6 becomes 5, 5 becomes 4, etc...) and add YOUR name as #6 on


>list. > > > >STEP 3: Change anything you need to, but try to keep this article as


>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
>but remember, the more you post, the more money you make! You won't get


>much unless you post like crazy. :) This is perfectly legal! If you have


>doubts, refer to Title 18 Sec. 1302 & 1341 of the Postal lottery laws.


>a copy of these steps for yourself and, whenever you need money, > >you can use it again, and again. PLEASE REMEMBER that this program


>successful because of the honesty and integrity of the participants and


>their carefully adhering to the directions. > > > >Look at it this way: if you are of integrity and honesty, the program


>continue and the money that so many others have received will come your


>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


>you are truly providing a service. (Also, it might be a good idea to wrap > >the $1 in dark paper to reduce the risk of mail theft.) So, as each post


>downloaded and the directions carefully followed, six members will be > >reimbursed for their participation as a List Developer with one dollar


>Your name will move up the list geometrically so that when your name


>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


>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


>blank page. From the 'edit' menu select 'paste'. This will paste a copy


>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


> > >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


>highlighting > >the text of this letter and selecting paste from the edit menu. Fill in


>Subject, this will be the header that everyone sees as they scroll


>the list of postings in a particular group, click the post message


> > >You're done with your first one! Congratulations!!! THAT'S IT! All you


>to do is jump to different newsgroups and post away, after you get the


>of it, it will take about 30 seconds for each newsgroup! > > > >**REMEMBER, THE MORE NEWSGROUPS YOU POST IN, THE MORE MONEY YOU WILL


>BUT YOU HAVE TO POST A MINIMUM OF 200** > > > >That's it! You will begin receiving money from around the world within


>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


>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


>additional $125.00! Now, those 125 persons turn around and post the


>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


>post a MINIMUM 200 letters with my name at #2 and they each only receive
>replies, that just made me $3,125.00!!! Those 3,125 persons will all


>this message to 200 newsgroups with my name at #1 and if still 5 persons


>200 newsgroups react I will receive $15,625,00! With an original


>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


>the world are joining the internet and reading these articles everyday?


>LIKE YOU are now!! So, can you afford $6.00 and see if it really works??
>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


>Internet and newsgroups everyday and are willing to give it a try?


>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 work.
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Yup, that's a variant on the "MMF" scam.


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It looks like all of the MLM get rich quick offers are variants of the pyramid scheme.

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