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From email@example.com Wed Sep 16 10:07:01 1998 Received: from 1legaleagle ([126.96.36.199]) by zeus.NIC.DTAG.DE (8.8.5/8.8.0) with SMTP id TAA22216; Wed, 16 Sep 1998 19:11:00 +0200 (MET DST) Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 19:11:00 +0200 (MET DST) From: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-Id: <199809161711.TAA22216@zeus.NIC.DTAG.DE> To: email@example.com Subject: BEST THING GOING
Due to the popularity of this letter on the Internet, a major nightly news program recently devoted an entire show to the investigation of the program described below , to see if it really can make people money. If you saw it, you know that their conclusion was ,that while most people did not make the $55,000, as discussed in the plan, EVERYONE who followed the instructions was able to make 100 to 160 times their money at the VERY LEAST . 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.
This is one of the most exciting opportunities with the MOST income potential on the internet today!" --48 Hours.. Hi, my name is Fred. After I saw this letter aired on the news program,I decided to get some of my skeptical questions answered. Does it really work? Until I try it, I can only go on the testimony of people I don't know,so I will only know if I try it. I've never done this type of thing, but I decided it was time to try something. If I keep doing what I am doing I'll keep getting what I've got. Besides, people 70 years old have been surveyed and they will consistently say that the 2 regrets they have of there lives are; they wish they had spent more time with their families and they wish they had taken more chances.
Upon hearing this again,and hearing what the MEDIA said about it, I decided that at 34, I was going to take a small chance and see what would come of it. Is it legal? - Yes, (Refer to title 18, Section 1302 & 1342 of the U.S. Postal and Lottery Laws)
This opportunity isn't much of a risk and could turn out to actually be a bit of fun.
The risk is only $20 and time on the Internet.
The following is a copy of the letter that the media was referring to:
You are about to embark on the most profitable and unique program you may ever see. Many times over, it has demonstrated and proven its ability to generate large amounts of This program is showing fantastic appeal with a huge and ever-growing on-line population desirous of additional income.
This is a legitimate, LEGAL, money-making opportunity. It does not require you to come in personal contact with people, do any hard work, and best of all, you never have to leave the house, except to get the mail and go to the bank!
This truly is that lucky break you've been waiting for! Simply follow the easy instructions in this letter, and your financial dreams can come true! When followed correctly, this electronic, multi-level marketing program WORKS!
Thousands of people have used this program to:
- Raise capital to start their own business
- Pay off debts
- Buy homes, cars, etc.,
- Even retire!
This is your chance, Don't pass it up!
We send thousands of people a product that they paid us $5.00 US for, that costs next to nothing to produce and e-mail back to them. As with all multi-level businesses, we build our business by recruiting new partners and selling our products. Every state in the U.S. allows you to recruit new multi- level business online (via your computer).
The products in this program are a series of four business and financial reports
costing $5.00 each. Each order you receive is to include:
$5.00 cash United States Currency
* The name and number of the report they are ordering
* The e-mail address where you will e-mail them the report they ordered.
To fill each order, you simply e-mail the product to the buyer. THAT'S IT! The $5.00 is yours! This is the electronic multi-level marketing business anywhere!
Once you understand the way this works, you'll also see how it doesn't work if you change it. Remember, this method has been tested, and if you alter it, it will not work.
1st level--your 10 members with $5...........................................$50 2nd level--10 members from those 10 ($5 x 100)..................$500 3rd level--10 members from those 100 ($5 x 1,000)..........$5,000 4th level--10 members from those 1,000 ($5 x 10,000)...$50,000 THIS TOTALS ----------->$55,550
Remember friends, this assumes that the people who participate only recruit 10 people each. Think for a moment what would happen if they got 20 people to participate! Lots of people get 100s of participants!
THINK ABOUT IT!
Your cost to participate in this is practically nothing (surely you can afford $20). You obviously already have an internet connection and e-mail is FREE!!! shows you the most productive methods for bulk e-mailing and purchasing e-mail lists. Some list & bulk e-mail vendors even work on trade!
About 50,000 new people get online every month
If you don't receive 10 to 20 orders for REPORT #1 within two weeks, continue advertising until you do. Then, a couple of weeks later you should receive at least 50 orders for REPORT #2. If you don't, continue advertising until you do. Once you have received 50 or more orders for REPORT #2, YOU CAN RELAX, because the system is already working for you, and the cash can continue to roll in!
NOTE: If you need help with starting a business, registering a business name, how income tax is handled, etc., contact your local office of the Small Business Administration (a Federal agency) for free help and answers to questions. Also, the Internal Revenue Service offers free help via telephone and free seminars about business taxes. If you have any question of the legality of this letter contact the Office of Associate Director for Marketing Pratices Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection in Washington DC.
This program does work, but you must follow it EXACTLY! Especially the rule of not trying to place your name in a different position, it won't work and you'll lose a lot of potential income. I'm living proof that it works. It really is a great opportunity to make relatively easy money, with little cost to you. If you do choose to participate, follow the program exactly, and you'll be on your way to financial security.
The main reason for this letter is to convince you that this system is honest, lawful, extremely profitable, and is a way to get a large amount of money in a short time. I was approached several times before I checked this out. I joined just to see what one could expect in return for the minimal effort and money required. To my astonishment, I received $36,470.00 in the first 19 weeks, with money still coming in.
I had received this program before. I deleted it, but later I wondered if I shouldn't 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 another program...11 months passed then it came...I didn'tdelete this one!...I made more than $41,000 on the first try!!
This is my third time to participate in this plan. We have quit our jobs, and will soon buy a home on the beach and live off the interest on our money. The only way on earth that this plan will work for you is if you do it. For your sake, and for your family's sake don't pass up this golden opportunity. Good luck and happy spending!
I am nearing the $90,000 mark from this program.I have used several forms of advertisement.I used regular mail and bulk e-mail. The regular mail that I used was very expensive for two reasons. I purchased a very select list of names and the postage. The third time I sent e-mails out,I did so in the quantity of 1 million. So, after 3 times participating in this program I am almost at the $90,000 mark. That isn't too bad. I hope the same success for you. . Good Luck.
You have unlimited access to wealth, but you must be willing to take that first step!
The Media ALREADY PROVED That !!!!
You could be making an obscene amount of money!
I have given you the information, materials, and opportunity to become financially better off. IT IS UP TO YOU NOW!- THINK ABOUT IT - Your risk is only $20.? HOW MUCH DO YOU SPEND ON LOTTO TICKETS- for NO RETURN?
ORDER YOUR REPORTS TODAY AND GET STARTED ON YOUR ROAD TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM!!!
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