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From: 21na@msn.com
Subject: 2 Thumbs UP says the Media
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 18:09:51 -0800 (PST)

This is THE Letter that you have been reading about in the News lately. 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 $50,000 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 has helped to show people that this is a simple, harmless and fun way to make some SERIOUS money at home.. " This is one of the most exciting opportunities, with the MOST income potential on the internet today"- -

Hi, my name is Alyx.After I saw this letter aired on the news program, I decided to get some of my skeptical questions answered. Question #1- 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 that they have of their lives are;

  1. they wish they had spent more time with their families and
  2. they wish they had taken more chances.
Upon hearing this again, and hearing what the Media said about it, I decided that at 41, I was going to take a small chance and see what would come of it.

Question #2- 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.

Bottom Line; The risk is only $20 and time on the Internet...

The following is a copy of the Letter the Media was referring to: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

This is a LEGAL, MONEY-MAKING PHENOMENON. PRINT this letter, read the directions, THEN READ IT AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 cash. 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:

This is your chance, so don't pass it up!

OVERVIEW OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY ELECTRONIC MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING PROGRAM

Basically, this is what we do: 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). We are not promising you anything. You have to put forth some effort to make this business work, but come on how hard is emailing! 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: To fill each order, you simply e-mail the product to the buyer. THAT'S IT! The $5.00 is yours! This is the EASIEST electronic multi-level marketing business anywhere!

FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS TO THE LETTER AND BE PREPARED TO REAP THE STAGGERING BENEFITS!

******* I N S T R U C T I O N S *******

This is what you MUST do:

  1. Order all 4 reports shown on the list below (you can't sell them if you don't order them).
  2. 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 is instructed below in steps "a" through "d" or you will lose out on the majority of your profits.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.

    1. Look below for the listing of available reports.
    2. After you've ordered the four reports, replace the name and address under REPORT #1 with your name and address, moving the one that was there down to REPORT #2.
    3. Move the name and address that was under REPORT #2 down to REPORT #3.
    4. Move the name and address that was under REPORT #3 down to REPORT #4
    5. The name and address that was under REPORT #4 is removed from the list and has NO DOUBT collected large sums of cash!

    Please make sure you copy everyone's name and address ACCURATELY!
  3. Take this entire letter, including the modified list of names, and save it to your computer. Make NO changes to the instruction portion of this letter.
  4. Now you're ready to start an advertising campaign on the WORLDWIDE WEB! Advertising on the WEB can be very, very inexpensive, and there are HUNDREDS of FREE places to advertise. Another avenue which you could use for advertising is e-mail lists. You can buy these lists for under $20/2,000 addresses or you can pay someone to take care of it for you.
    BE SURE TO START YOUR AD CAMPAIGN IMMEDIATELY!
  5. For every $5.00 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 help guarantee that the e-mail THEY send out, with YOUR name and address on it, will be prompt because they can't advertise until they receive the report! To grow fast be prompt and courteous.

AVAILABLE REPORTS

**Order each Report by number and name**
Notes:
REPORT #1 "HOW TO MAKE$250,000 THROUGH MULTI-LEVEL SALES" ORDER REPORT #1 FROM: AFFORDABLE P.O. BOX 2306 SYRACUSE, NY. 13220
REPORT #2 "MAJOR CORPORATIONS AND MULTI-LEVEL SALES" ORDER REPORT #2 FROM: MEACHST #258 5409 OVERSEAS HWY. MARATHON KEY, FL. 33050
REPORT #3 "SOURCES FOR THE BEST MAILING LISTS" ORDER REPORT #3 FROM: MITCHCAT ENT. P.O. BOX 18424 SHREVEPORT, LA. 71138
REPORT #4 "EVALUATING MULTI-LEVEL SALES PLANS" ORDER REPORT #4 FROM: T&M Kfoury 1 TENNEY RD. PELHAM, N.H.03076

HERE'S HOW THIS AMAZING PLAN WILL MAKE YOU $MONEY$


Let's say you decide to start small just to see how well it works. Assume your goal is to get 10 people to participate on your first level. (Placing a lot of FREE ads on the internet will EASILY get a larger response.) Also assume that everyone else in YOUR ORGANIZATION gets ONLY 10 downline members. Follow this example to achieve the STAGGERING results below.

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!!!

REPORT#3 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!

*******TIPS FOR SUCCESS********

TREAT THIS AS YOUR BUSINESS! Be prompt, professional, and follow the directions accurately.

*******YOUR SUCCESS GUIDELINE*******

Follow these guidelines to help assure your success: 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! 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 will generate from this business!

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 Marketing Pratices Federal Trade Commission Bureau of consumer Protection in Washington DC.

*******T E S T I M O N I A L S*******

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.

Sean McLaughlin, Jackson, MS

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.

Sincerely yours, Phillip A. Brown, Esq.

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. Boy, was I surprised when I found my medium-size post office box crammed with orders! For a while, it got so overloaded that I had to start picking up my mail at the window. I'll make more money this year than any 10 years of my life before. The nice thing about this deal is that it doesn't matter where in the U.S. the people live. There simply isn't a better investment with a faster return.

Mary Rockland, Lansing, MI.

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't delete this one!...I made more than $41,000 on the first try!!

D. Wilburn, Muncie, IN

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!

Charles Fairchild, Spokane, WA

I am nearing the $90,000 mark from this program. I have used several forms of advertisement.I used regular mail and bulk email.The regular mail was very expensive for 2 reasons. I purchased a very select list names, and the postage.The 3rd time I sent out e-mails, in the quantity of 700,000.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....

Raymond McCormick, New Cannan,Ct.

You have great potential for extra earnings that is available at your finger-tips! 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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