As Seen On National TV


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Urban Legend   False
Chain Mail

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Joke/Spoof

 

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This is a chain e-mail, a scam (Pyramid Scheme), and illegal too. It first appeared in 2001 .

Hi,

AS SEEN ON NATIONAL TV:

"Making over half a million dollars every 4 to 5 months from your home for an investment of only $25 U.S. Dollars expense one time"

THANKS TO THE COMPUTER AGE AND THE INTERNET!

BE A 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".

DUE TO THE RECENT INCREASE OF POPULARITY & RESPECT THIS PROGRAM HAS ATTAINED, IT IS CURRENTLY WORKING BETTER THAN EVER.

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 total $610,470.00 in 21 weeks, with money still coming in".
Pam Hedland, Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Here is another testimonial:

"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 walaa 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 the 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!!!

FOLLOW THE SIMPLE INSTRUCTION BELOW AND YOUR FINANCIAL DREAMS WILL COME TRUE, GUARANTEED!

INSTRUCTIONS:

Order all 5 reports shown on the list below.

For each report send $5 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.

MAKE SURE YOUR RETURN ADDRESS IS ON YOUR ENVELOPE TOP LEFT CORNER in case of any mail problems.

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.

****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 step 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 does 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/relatives names on all five thinking they could get all the money. But it does not work this way. Believe us, we all 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 rewards!!!

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!

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 if you loose 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 5,000 e-mails each. Let's also assume that the mailings receive only a 0.2% 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 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 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 out 5000 e-mails each for a total of 5 million e-mails sent out.

The 0.20% response to that 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.

THATS 100,000 ORDERS TIMES $5 EACH = $500,000.00 (half million).

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 

NUMBERS DO NOT LIE. GET A PENCIL & PAPER AND FIGURE OUT THE WORST POSSIBLE RESPONSES AND NO MATTER HOW YOU CALCULATE IT, YOU WILL STILL MAKE A LOT OF MONEY!

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.

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 # I 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 can not advertise until they receive the report.

AVAILABLE REPORTS

ORDER EACH REPORT BY ITS NUMBER & NAME ONLY.

Notes: Always send $5 cash 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 pf paper write the NUMBER & the NAME of the Report you are ordering, YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS and your name and postal address.

PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR THESE REPORTS NOW-

REPORT #1: "The Insider's Guide to Advertising for
Free on the Net" 
Order Report #1from:

XX
XX XXXXX Way SE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
TXX 1RX
_______________________________________________
REPORT # 2:The Insider's Guide to Sending
Bulk e-mail on the Net."
Order Report # 2 from:

X. Xxxxxx
XX XXXXXX Ave.
Scituate, MA. XXXX
USA
_________________________________________________________
REPORT # 3: "Secret to Multilevel Marketing on the
Net"
Order Report # 3 from :

XXXXX Xxxxxx
XXXX XXth AV NW
Seattle, WA XXXX
USA
__________________________________________________________
REPORT # 4: "How to become a Millionaire Utilizing
MLM and the Net."
Order Report # 4 from:

X. X. Xxxxxx
XXX Xxxxxx St.
Shrewsbury,MA XXXXXXX
USA
___________________________________________________________
REPORT # 5: "How to Send Out One Million e-mails for FREE"
Order Report # 5 from:

X. Xxxx
XXXXX N. XXst Street
Phoenix, Arizona XXXXXX
USA



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 did 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 the 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 everyone of them. Remember though, 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. IT IS UP TO YOU NOW!

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 a total of$ 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 that 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 Sondstrom, 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-mailed 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 Suza, New York, N.Y

"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, 560.00 and by the
end of third month my total cash count was $362,840.00. Life is beautiful, Thanx to the internet". Fred Dellaca1 Westport, New Zealand 

Your local bank or post office can help you exchange local currency in to US retain the system in US Dollars so we are all on the same playing field.

Good Luck, it really works.

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, D.C.

Debunk:

here's a quote from the following URL http://www.usps.gov/websites/depart/inspect/chainlet.htm (US Postal Service)


Do not be fooled if the chain letter is used to sell inexpensive reports on credit, mail order sales, mailing lists, or other topics. The primary purpose is to take your money, not to sell information. "Selling" a product does not ensure legality. Be doubly suspicious if there's a claim that the U.S. Postal Service or U.S. Postal Inspection Service has declared the letter legal. This is said only to mislead you. Neither the Postal Service nor Postal Inspectors give prior approval to any chain letter. 

Participating in a chain letter is a losing proposition. Turn over any chain letter you receive that asks for money or other items of value to your local postmaster or nearest Postal Inspector. Write on the mailing envelope of the letter or in a separate transmittal letter, "I received this in the mail and believe it may be illegal." 

So, if the same rules apply for electronic chain mail as for paper based, then the chain e-mail above is probably illegal in the US and probably other countries too.

Further research came up with the following from the Federal Trade Commission website: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/chainmail

You probably recognize one when you see it: It’s got a list of names and addresses with instructions to send something – say, a small sum of money – to one or more names on the list. You’re supposed to remove one or more names from the list, add your name to the bottom, and email the letter to a specific number of other people with directions on how they should "continue the chain."

But here’s the scoop on chain mail: If it promises any kind of return – like money – it’s fraudulent and illegal! If you start or forward one, you could face legal action.

Says it all, I think! 

If you receive a message about this then please ignore it and don't pass it on as this only serves to propagate it.



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