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For 20 years (pretty much since the internet began), I've been reading these claims. I've decided to check it out myself and turn the results into a nice freelance article. If you'd like to know the actual results (as opposed to the claims), feel free to email me.
Here goes.. == Please read and believe: Turn $6 into $60,000 in 90 days, GUARANTEED I found this in a news group and decided to try it. A little while back, I was browsing through news groups, just like you are now and came across a message just like 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 addresses stated in the message. You then place your own name and address at the bottom of the list at #6 and post the message in at least 200 news groups. (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? So I invested the measly $6.00!!!
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 had 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 is still growing!!! This is now my fourth week and I have made a total of just over $42,000.00 and it is 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 message 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!!! Your investment is only $6.00 (plus postage).
IMPORTANT: This is not a rip-off!!! It is not illegal!!! ? It is almost entirely risk free and it really works!!! If all of the following instructions are adhered to, you will receive extraordinary dividends!!! Please note: Follow these directions EXACTLY, and $60,000.00 or more can be yours in 20 to 90 days!!! This program remains successful because of the honesty and the integrity of the participants!!! Please continue its success by carefully adhering to the instructions.
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 U.S. dollar bills and place ONE inside each of the 6 pieces of paper so the bills will not be seen through the envelopes (to prevent mail theft). 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. 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 aspect of it all. So I checked it out with the U.S. Postal Service and they confirmed that it is indeed legal!!! Mail the 6 envelopes to the following addresses:
J.J Maxey 355 N. Manila Ave. Fresno, CA 93727 USA
Kyle Pate P.o. Box 2046 Great Falls, MT 59403-2046 USA
D Tyrrell 501 CR 219 Melrose, FL 32666 USA
W.M Alexander P.O Box 702552 Dallas, TX 75370 USA
D. Weldon 129 West Lincoln Avenue Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA
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 message as close to what you see as possible. Now, post your amended message to at least 200 news groups. 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!!! This is perfectly legal!! If you have any doubts, refer to Title18 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.
Please remember that this program remains successful because of the honesty and the 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: it might be a good Idea to wrap the $1 bills 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 your in business!!!
DIRECTIONS FOR HOW TO POST TO A NEWS GROUP!!! Step 1: You do not need to re-type this entire message to do your own posting. Simply put your cursor at the beginning of this message and drag your cursor to the bottom of this message and select copy from the edit menu. This will copy the entire message into the computer memory.
Step 2: Open a blank note pad 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 message 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 posting in a different setting, you'll always have this file to go back to.
Step 4: Use Netscape or Internet Explorer and try searching for various news groups (on-line forums, message boards, chat sites, discussions, etc.)
Step 5: Visit these message boards and post this message as a new message by highlighting the text of this message from your notepad and selecting paste from the edit menu. Fill in the subject, this will be the header that everybody sees as they scroll through the list of postings in a particular group. Click the post message button. You've done your first one! Congratulations!!! All You have to do is jump to different news groups and post away, after you get the hang of it, it will take about 30 seconds for each news group!
REMEMBER, THE MORE NEWS GROUPS 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 the why part. Out of 200 postings, say you receive only 5 replies (a very low example). So then you made $5.00 with your name at #6 on the letter. Now, each of the 5 persons who sent you $1.00 make the minimum 200 postings, each with your name at #5 and only 5 persons respond to each of the original 5, that is another $25.00 for you. Now those 25 each make 200 MINIMUM posts with your name at #4 and only 5 replies each, you will bring in an additional $125.00!!!! Now, those 125 persons turn around and post the minimum 200 with your name at #3 and only receive 5 replies each, you will make an additional $625.00!!! OK, now here is the fun part, each of those 625 persons post a minimum 200 messages with your name at #2 and they each only receive 5 replies, that just made you $3,125.00!!! Those 3,125 persons will all deliver this message to 200 news groups, If just 5 more reply you will receive $15,625.00!!! All with an original investment of only $6.00!!! Amazing isn't it!!!! When your name is no longer on the list, you just take the latest posting in the news groups and send out another $6.00 to the names on the list, putting your name at number 6 again. You must realize that thousands of people all over the world are joining the internet and reading these messages every day!!! Just like you are now!!! So, can you afford $6.00 and see if it really works? I'm glad I did!!! 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 news groups everyday and are willing to give it a try? Estimates are at 20,000 to 50,000 new users, every day!!! REMEMBER PLAY HONESTLY AND FAIRLY AND THIS WILL REALLY WORK!!!

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Mother Earth wrote:

What a great way to build a sucker list, and to try to look like you're not just slinging pyramid scheme spam.
The scam has been around since shortly after the Romans created the first postal service. (Or was it the Greeks?) Only the delivery method has changed. If you want to know how it all will turn out, there are already thousands of accounts, both first-hand by people who've been duped, and by people who understand how it works without having to get caught.
If you were truly interested in once again recreating the results by getting burned yourself, there would be no reason to announce your plans to us, no need to post the entire scam here, and no attempt to harvest e-mail addresses. You'd simply tell us what happened after it was done. You also wouldn't feel the need to disguise the true topic of your post by using a subject line unrelated to the subject, but of interest to the group. The appropriate nickname was an interesting touch, too.
I'm sure that most folks will see right through your scam, but I'm posting this just in case someone read it while they were too tired, and vulnerable.
The message was spam. Period.
Warren H.

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