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Date: 15 Feb 2005 17:03:34
From: Mike Smith
Subject: Need in a couple of weeks?
Im tellin yah it workx and its so worth it

Turn $5.00 into $50, this to find out how!!!
I found this on a bulletin board like this one and decided to try it.
A little while back, I was browsing through a newsgroup, 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 $5.00! So I thought, "Yeah right, this must be a scam", but like
most of us, I was curious, so I kept reading... I also did an internet
search and found nothing but success stories.

Anyway, it said that you need to send $1.00 to each of the 5 names and
address stated in the article. You then place your own name and address
in the bottom of the list at ..5, 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 5 stamps and
$5.00, right?"

Then I invested the measly $5.00 (I use the word "measly" because $5
really is measly compared to the money I have made through the initial
investment). 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 just over $42,000.00 and
it's still coming in rapidly. It's certainly worth $5.00, and 5 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

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 $5.00 (Plus postage)

This is not a rip-off; it is not indecent; it is not illegal; and it is
virtually 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 it's 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:

Get 5 separate pieces of paper and write the following on each piece of
Now get 5 US $1.00 bills and place ONE inside EACH of the 5 pieces of
paper so the bill will not be seen through the envelope (to prevent
Next, place one paper in each of the 5 envelopes and seal them. You
should now have 5 sealed envelopes, each with a piece of paper stating
the phrase "PLEASE
PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST.", 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 5 envelopes to the following addresses:

..1) J Arenas
1600 Malibu
Carrollton, TX 75006

..2) Richonda S
CMR 402 BOX 274
APO, AE 09180

..3) J Roth
2901 Barton Skyway ..3406
Austin, TX 78746

..4) Jesse James
1778 Swift Ave.
Ventura, Ca 93003

..5) Mike Smith
33 Emma St.
Odessa, On k0h 2h0
P.O. Box 395

STEP 2: Now take the ..1 name off the list that you see above, move the
other names up (5 becomes 4, 4 becomes 3, etc...) and add YOUR Name as
number 5 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 32,000+) 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 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.

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,
five 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
What an opportunity for only $5.00 ($1.00 for each of the first five
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
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.
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 ..5 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
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 ONLY 5 persons per 200 newsgroups
react I will receive $15,625,00!
With an original investment of only $5.00! AMAZING! When your name is
no longer on the list, you just take the latest posting in the
newsgroups, and send out another $5.00 to names on the list, putting
your name at number 5 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 $5.00 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 work!!!

Date: 16 Feb 2005 18:44:09
From: joo
Subject: Re: Need in a couple of weeks?
Ah, the classic and illegal pyramid scheme. Avoid it.

Date: 28 Feb 2005 00:13:21
From: dug88
Subject: Re: Need in a couple of weeks?
"joo" < > wrote in message
> Ah, the classic and illegal pyramid scheme. Avoid it.

Date: 16 Feb 2005 02:31:18
From: Dutch
Subject: Re: Need in a couple of weeks?
"Mike Smith" < > wrote in message
> Im tellin yah it workx and its so worth it
> Turn $5.00 into $50, this to find out how!!!

Mike, is that your real name? I hope not.

If everybody who does this turns $5 into $50,000, where does all that money
come from? Say 100,000 people go for this scheme, that's $500,000, divided
by $50,000, that means 10 people make $50,000, and 99,990 people are losers.

Guess which category you fit into?