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From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Apr 05 20:11:01 2000 Received: from [18.104.22.168] by hotmail.com (3.2) with ESMTP id MHotMailBAB54B2E0026D82197C7D1F7A342FFBD0; Wed Apr 05 20:10:39 2000 Received: (qmail 9072 invoked by uid 0); 6 Apr 2000 00:22:34 -0000 Received: from dialup-22.214.171.124.newyork2.level3.net (HELO free?stuff?1) (126.96.36.199) by mail9.wlv.netzero.net with SMTP; 6 Apr 2000 00:22:34 -0000 To: email@example.com From: firstname.lastname@example.org X-Mailer: 6A6DCAEA.189AB62E.e536fd0742b0551a97128908dd8e83ec Subject: Your Website: Cagey Consumer Organization:
I just visited your website, Cagey Consumer, and thought you might be iterested in this MLM program.
DO NOT "DELETE", PRINT "IT", READ IT AND MAKE SOME BIG BUCKS. IT HAS WORKED SO "WELL", THIS IS MY THIRD TIME AROUND. I QUIT MY BORING JOB AND WORK AT THIS ABOUT ONE TO TWO HOURS A DAY PROCESSING "ORDERS", INCLUDING MY DRIVE TO THE BANK. SO GO FOR "IT", YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!
EARN $100,000 PER YEAR SENDING E-MAIL!!!
You can earn big bucks in next the 90 days sending e-mail. Seem impossible? Read on for details; is there a catch; "NO", there is no "catch", just send your e-mails and be on your way to financial freedom.
AS SEEN ON NATIONAL TELEVISION Thank you for your time and interest. This is the letter you've 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.
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 extra money at home.
The results of this show have been truly remarkable. So many people are participating that those involved are "doing", much better than ever before. Since everyone makes more as more people try it "out", its been very exciting to be a part of lately. You will understand once you experience it.
HERE IT IS BELOW
The following income opportunity is one you may be interested in taking a look at. It can be started with VERY LITTLE investment and the income return is TREMENDOUS!
If you would like to make at least "$50,000" in less than 90 days! Please read the enclosed program... THEN READ IT AGAIN!
THIS IS A "LEGITIMATE", "LEGAL", MONEYMAKING OPPORTUNITY.
It does not require you to come into contact with people, do any hard work, and best of all, you never have to leave the house except to get the mail. If you believe that someday you'll get that big break that you've been waiting for, THIS IS IT! Simply follow the "instructions", and your dreams will come true.
This Multi-level e-mail order marketing program works perfectly 100% EVERY TIME. E-mail is the sales tool of the future. Take advantage of this non- commercialized method of advertising NOW!
The longer you wait, the more people will be doing business using e-mail. Get your piece of this action!
MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING (MLM) has finally gained respectability. It is being taught in the Harvard Business School, and both Stanford Research and the Wall Street Journal have stated that between 50% and 65% of all goods and services will be sold through multi-level methods in the next 10 years. This is a Multi- Million Dollar industry and of the 500,000 millionaires in the U.S., 20% made their fortune in the last several years by participating MLM. Moreover, statistics show 45 people become millionaires everyday through Multi-Level Marketing.
You may have heard this story before, but over the last summer Donald Trump made an appearance on the David Letterman show. Dave asked him what he would do if he lost everything and had to start over from scratch. Without hesitating, Trump said he would find a good network marketing company and get to work. The audience started to hoot and boo him. He looked out at the audience and said "That's why I'm sitting up here and you are all sitting out there!"
With network marketing you have two sources of income. Direct commissions from sales you make yourself and commissions from sales made by people you introduce to the business.
Residual income is the secret of the wealthy. It means investing time or money once and getting paid again and again and again. In network marketing, it also means getting paid for the work of others.
The enclosed information is something I almost let slip through my fingers. Fortunately, sometime later I re-read everything and gave some thought and study to it.
My name is Johnathon Rourke. Two years ago, the corporation I worked at for the past twelve years down-sized and my position was eliminated. After unproductive job interviews, I decided to open my own business. Over the past year, I incurred many unforeseen financial problems. I owed my family, friends and creditors over $35,000.00. The economy was taking a toll on my business and I just couldn't seem to make ends meet.
I had to refinance and borrow against my home to support my family and struggling business. AT THAT MOMENT something significant happened in my life and I am writing to share the experience in hopes that this will change your life FOREVER FINANCIALLY!
In mid December, I received this program via e-mail. Six month's prior to receiving this program, I had been sending away for information on various business opportunities. All of the programs I received, in my opinion, were not cost effective. They were either too difficult for me to comprehend or the initial investment was too much for me to risk to see if they would work or not. One claimed that I would make a million dollars in one year...it didn't tell me I'd have to write a book to make it!
But like I was saying, in December of 1997 I received this program. I didn't send for it, or ask for it, they just got my name off a mailing list. THANK GOODNESS FOR THAT! After reading it several times, to make sure I was reading it correctly, I couldn't believe my eyes.
Here was a MONEY MAKING PHENOMENON I could invest as much as I wanted to start, without putting me further into debt. After I got a pencil and paper and figured it out, I would at least get my money back. But like most of you I was still 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 24-hrs) and they confirmed that it is indeed legal! After determining the program was LEGAL and NOT a CHAIN LETTER, I decided WHY NOT.
Initially I sent out 10,000 e-mails. It cost me about $15 for my time on-line. The great thing about e-mail is that I don't need any money for printing to send out the "program", and because all of my orders are fulfilled via email, the only expense is my time. I am telling you like it is, I hope it doesn't turn you off, but I promised myself that I would not rip-off anyone, no matter how much money it cost me. In less than one week, I was starting to receive orders for REPORT #1. By January 13, I had received 26 orders for REPORT #1. Your goal is to Receive at least 20 orders for REPORT #1 within two weeks. IF YOU DON'T, SEND OUT MORE PROGRAMS UNTIL YOU DO! My first step in making $50,000 in 90 days was done. By January 30, I had received 196 orders for REPORT #2. Your goal is to RECEIVE AT LEAST 100+ ORDERS FOR REPORT #2 WITHIN 2 WEEKS. IF NOT, SEND OUT MORE PROGRAMS UNTIL YOU DO. ONCE YOU HAVE 100 ORDERS, THE REST IS EASY, RELAX, YOU WILL MAKE YOUR $50,000 GOAL. Well, I had 196 orders for REPORT #2, 96 more than I needed. So I sat back and relaxed. By March 1, of my e-mailing of 10,000, I received $58,000 with more coming in every day. I paid off ALL my debts and bought a much needed new car. Please take time to read the attached "program", IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER! Remember, it won't work if you don't try it. This program does work, but you must follow it EXACTLY! Especially the rules of not trying to place your name in a different place. It won't work, you'll lose out on a lot of money! In order for this program to work, you must meet your goal of 20+ orders for REPORT #1, and 100+ orders for REPORT #2 and you will make $50,000 or more in 90 days. I AM LIVING PROOF THAT IT WORKS!
If you choose not to participate in this program, I am sorry. It really is a g great opportunity with little cost or risk to you. If you choose to participate, follow the program and you will be on your way to financial security.
If you are a fellow business owner and are in financial trouble like I was, or you want to start your own business, consider this a sign. I DID!
P.S. Do you have any idea what 11,700 $5 bills ($58,000) looks like piled up on a kitchen table? IT'S AWESOME!
A PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE ORIGINATOR OF THIS PROGRAM:
By the time you have read the enclosed program and reports, you should have concluded that such a program, and one that is legal, could not have been created by an amateur.
Let me tell you a little about myself. I had a profitable business for 10 years. Then in 1979 my business began falling off. I was doing the same things that were previously successful for me, but it wasn't working. Finally, I figured it out. It wasn't me, it was the economy. Inflation and recession had replaced the stable economy that had been with us since 1945 I don't have to tell you what happened to the unemployment rate...because many of you know from first hand experience. There were more failures and bankruptcies than ever before. The middle class was vanishing. Those who knew that they were doing invested wisely and moved up. Those who did not, including those who never had anything to save or invest, were moving down into the ranks of the poor. As the saying goes, THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET "POORER. The traditional methods of making money will never allow you to move up or get rich, inflation will see to that.
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 months than you have ever imagined.
I should also point out that I will not see a penny of this money, nor anyone else who has provided a testimonial for this program. I have already made over 4 MILLION DOLLARS! I have retired from the program after sending out over 16,000 programs. Now I have several offices that make this and several other programs here and over seas.
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 to everyone you and can think of. One of the people you send this to may send out 50,000...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!
Jody Jacobs, Richmond, VA
INSTRUCTIONS: This method of raising capital REALLY WORKS 100% EVERY TIME. I am sure that you could use up to $50,000 or more in the next 90 days.
Before you say BULL... , please read this program carefully. This is not a chain letter, but a perfectly legal money making opportunity.
Basically, this is what you do: As with all multi-level businesses, we build our business by recruiting new partners and selling our products. Every state in the USA allows you to recruit new multi-level business partners, and we offer a product for EVERY dollar sent. YOUR ORDERS COME BY MAIL AND ARE FILLED BY E-MAIL, so you are not involved in personal selling. You do it privately in your own home, store or office.
This is the GREATEST Multi-Level Mail Order Marketing opportunity anywhere:
This is what you MUST do:
1) Order all 4 reports shown on the list below (you can't re-sell them if you don't order them).
* For each report, send $5 CASH, the NAME & NUMBER OF THE REPORT YOU ARE ORDERING, YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS, YOUR NAME & RETURN ADDRESS (in case of a problem) and to the person whose name appears on the list next to the report.
MAKE SURE YOUR RETURN ADDRESS IS ON YOUR ENVELOPE IN CASE OF ANY MAIL PROBLEMS!
* When you place your order, make sure you order each of the four reports. You will need all four reports so that you can save them on your computer and resell them.
* Within a few days you will receive, via e-mail, each of the four reports. 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.
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 F 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.
A. Look below for the listing of available reports.
B. After you've ordered the four reports, take this advertisement and remove the name and address under REPORT #4. This person has made it through the cycle and is no doubt counting their $50,000!
C. Move the name and address under REPORT #3 down to REPORT #4.
D. Move the name and address under REPORT #2 down to REPORT #3.
E. Move the name and address under REPORT #1 down to REPORT #2.
F. Insert your name/address in the REPORT #1 position.
Please make sure you copy every 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.
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!
To assist you with marketing your business on the Internet, the 4 reports you purchase will provide you with invaluable marketing information which includes how to send bulk e-mails, where to find thousands of free classified ads and much, much more.
In addition you will be provided with information on Internet Marketing Clubs such as INTERNET MARKETING RESOURCES (IMR). This is one the premiere Internet marketing clubs on the INTERNET. This club provides a forum where internet marketers from all over the world can exchange ideas and secrets on Internet Marketing.
In addition, this club specializes in providing free internet marketing tools and services for the Do-It-Yourself-Internet-Marketer. They will provide you with free bulk e-mail software and up to 1,000,000 fresh e-mail addresses each week. This club will provide you with hundreds of free resources, which include:
How to obtain free web sites, how to obtain top rankings in search engines for your web-site, how to send bulk e-mail into AOL and Compuserve, how to market your products on newsgroups, free classified ads, electronic malls, bulletin boards, banner ads and much more.
IMR's web address is:
http://www.webmarketingresources.com/ (cut and paste into your Internet browser for future reference).
There are two primary methods of building your "downline":
METHOD #1: SENDING BULK E-MAIL
Let's say that you decide to start small, just to see how it goes, and we'll assume you and all those involved send out only 2,000 programs each. Let's also assume that the mailing receives a 0.50% response. Using a good list the response could be much better. Also, many people will send out hundreds of thousands of programs instead of 2,000. But continuing with this example, you send out only 2,000 programs. With a .5% response, that is only 10 orders for REPORT #1. Those 10 people respond by sending out 2,000 programs each for a total of 20,000. Out of those .5%, 100 people respond and order REPORT #2. Those 100 mail out 2,000 programs each for a total of 200,000. The .5% response to that is 1,000 orders for REPORT #3. Those 1,000 send out 2,000 programs each for a 2,000,000 total. The .5% response to that is 10,000 orders for REPORT #4. That's 10,000 $5 bills for you. CASH! Your total income in this example is $50 +$500+$5,000+$50,000 for a total of $55,550!
REMEMBER FRIEND, THIS IS ASSUMING 1,990 OUT OF THE 2,000 PEOPLE YOU MAIL TO WILL DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AND TRASH THIS PROGRAM! DARE TO THINK FOR A MOMENT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF EVERYONE, OR HALF SENT OUT 100,000 PROGRAMS INSTEAD OF 2,000.
Believe me, many people will do just that, and more! By the way, your cost to participate in this is practically nothing. You obviously already have an internet connection and e-mail is FREE!
REPORT #2 will show you the best methods for bulk e-mailing, tell you where to obtain free bulk e-mail software and where to obtain e-mail lists.
METHOD #2 - PLACING FREE ADS ON THE INTERNET
1) Advertising on the Net is very, very inexpensive, and there are HUNDREDS of FREE places to advertise. Let's say you decide to start small just to see how well it works. Assume your goal is to get ONLY 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 10k)= $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! Most people get 100's of participants!
THINK ABOUT IT!
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't advertise until they receive the report!
- ALWAYS SEND $5 CASH (U.S. CURRENCY) FOR EACH REPORT. CHECKS NOT ACCEPTED.
- ALWAYS SEND YOUR ORDER VIA FIRST CLASS MAIL.
- Make sure the cash is concealed by wrapping it in at least two sheets of paper (IF NOT MORE SO THAT THE MONEY CAN'T BE SEEN AGAINST LIGHT)
- On one of those sheets of paper, include:
(a) the number & name of the report you are ordering,
(b) your e-mail address, and
(c) your name & postal address (as return address incase the post office encounters problems).
PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR THESE REPORTS NOW:
ORDER REPORT #1 FROM:
P.O Box 97
Islip Terrace, NY 11752-0097
ORDER REPORT #2 FROM:
P.O. Box 301
Hadley, MA 10351
ORDER REPORT #3 FROM:
48721 I-94 Service Dr. #312
Belleville, MI 48111
ORDER REPORT #4 FROM:
P.O. Box 9404
Brea, CA 92822-9404
******* TIPS FOR SUCCESS *******
* TREAT THIS AS YOUR BUSINESS! Be prompt, professional, curtious and follow the directions accurately.
* Send for the four reports IMMEDIATELY so you will have them when the orders start coming in because:
When you receive a $5 order, you MUST send out the requested product/report.
* ALWAYS PROVIDE SAME-DAY SERVICE ON THE ORDERS YOU RECEIVE.
*Be patient and persistent with this program. If you follow the instructions exactly, your results WILL BE SUCCESSFUL!
* ABOVE ALL, HAVE FAITH IN YOURSELF AND KNOW YOU WILL SUCCEED!
******* YOUR SUCCESS GUIDELINES *******
Follow these guidelines to guarantee your success:
If you don't receive 20 orders for REPORT #1 within two weeks, continue advertising or sending e-mails until you do. Then, a couple of weeks later you should receive at least 100 orders for REPORT #2. If you don't, 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 or continue placing ads and start the whole process again!
There is no limit to the income you will generate from this business!
Before you make your decision as to whether or not you participate in this program, please answer one question.....DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE? If the answer is yes, please look at the following facts about this program:
1 YOU ARE SELLING A PRODUCT WHICH DOES NOT COST ANYTHING TO PRODUCE!
2 YOU ARE SELLING A PRODUCT WHICH DOES NOT COST ANYTHING TO SHIP!
3 YOU ARE SELLING A PRODUCT WHICH DOES NOT COST YOU ANYTHING TO ADVERTISE!
4 YOU ARE UTILIZING THE POWER OF THE INTERNET AND THE POWER OF MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING TO DISTRIBUTE YOUR PRODUCT ALL OVER THE WORLD!
5 YOUR ONLY EXPENSES OTHER THAN YOUR INITIAL $20 INVESTMENT IS YOUR TIME!
6 VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE INCOME YOU GENERATE FROM THIS PROGRAM IS PURE PROFIT!
7 THIS PROGRAM WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER.
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.
Steven Bardfield, Portland, OR
Mitchell Wolf, Chicago, IL
Charles Morris, Esq.
Paige "Willy" Willis, Des Moines, IA
Violet Wilson, Johnstown, PA
Kerry Ford, Centerport, NY
NOW IS THE TIME FOR YOUR TURN! DECISIVE ACTION YIELDS POWERFUL RESULTS!
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