Spend $40 To Make $40,000 Pyramid Scam

Posted: February 4, 2008 in Pyramid scheme, scam, Uncategorized
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Tears come to my eyes when I see something like this. I guess, sad as it may be, people are still falling for the oldest of old scams; the infamous Pyramid Scam. Rest in peace Mr. Ponzi.
Already reported this scam here. I took the liberty of removing the scammed individuals contact information, just to save them further embarrassment.

From: cashrewardz41@XXX.com
Subject: PayPal works great with this system!
Date: February 2, 2008 3:36:02 AM EST (CA)
Reply-To: optbiz4u@XXX.com

Hello Fellow Wealth-Seeker,

SPEND $40 TO MAKE $40,000. Is that a deal or what!

It’s working now and working very well.

That’s Right. $40,000 dollars in your PayPal account
and that’s NO BULL!!! It was presented on OPRAH and
is COMPLETELY LEGAL!!!

You may have seen this program (or one like it) on 20/20 or
even read about it in the Wall Street Journal. $40 Dollars…
that’s all it takes. I’ll try to keep it short and sweet.

To get started just right mouse click and copy this whole
page and paste it in an e-mail to edit it. Simply follow the
instructions below and in 2 to 3 weeks, you will have as
much as $40,000 dollars in your PayPal account or even
more.

Most people respond to this program because of the low
investment ($40) and the high profit potential. No extra
expense for envelopes, stamps or printing. There is no limit
to the income you can generate from this system. (You can
do it over and over). If you follow the Instructions, you will reach
thousands of people! Honesty, Faith, and Integrity make this
system work.

I think everyone has heard of PayPal. Anyone with an e-mail
address can join For F*R*E*E*! If you’re not already a PayPal
user, the first thing you need to do is sign up. Just go to URL
http://www.PayPal.com. It’s really easy to set up and again, it’s
F*R*E*E*! Just make sure you have a Business or Premier
account or you may limit your monthly income which may
slow this program down.

TEAM WORK MAKES THIS DREAM WORK! LET’S GET
STARTED: Send a $20.00 dollar donation from your PayPal
account to THE FIRST e-mail address on the list along with
a note saying “Please add me to your list.” Now send the
other $20.00 donation from your PayPal account to the 5th
person on the list and then send an e-mail saying
“Thanks. I’ve joined.”

Remove the 1st e-mail address and place your address at
the bottom. This Moves the 2nd to 1st, 3rd to 2nd, 4th to 3rd,
and the 5th place into 4th.

DO NOT TRY TO PLACE YOURSELF IN THE FIRST PLACE.
IT WILL ONLY REACH THE PEOPLE YOU SEND IT TO, AND
THEN YOUR NAME WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST!

If you do this the way it was designed, it will reach thousands
by the time your name gets to the top. REMEMBER TO SEND
a $20.00 dollar donation to the 1st e-mail address and the message
“PLEASE ADD ME TO YOUR LIST”, and then send an Email with
the words “THANKS. I’VE JOINED.” Send the other $20.00 donation
to the 5th person. This helps the 5th person to keep track of progress
of the Letter and continue to send out more emails.

Here is the list:

1. XXX@yahoo.com

2. XXX@msn.com

3. XXX@sbcglobal.net

4. XXX@gmail.com

5. XXX@yahoo.com

(Make sure it’s the same e-mail address that you used to open
your PayPal Account. This is the way you will receive payment)

Now that you have sent your donation to the 1st person and the
5th person and sent both of them an e-mail note, and placed
your e-mail address in the 5th place, the only thing left to
do is to mail out at least 20 copies of this letter. It is your
job as the 5th person on the list to ensure there are at least
20 “thank you I’ve joined” replies. The fifth person is the
guardian of the System! If there are not at least 20 replies
then the fifth person will keep sending the letter until there
is.

MAKE SURE YOU SEND $7 DOLLARS TO THE FIRST PERSON
TO THANK THEM FOR WHEN THEY WERE THE GUARDIAN OF
THE LETTER and $7 TO THE FIFTH PERSON SO MORE EMAILS
CONTINUE TO GO OUT!

You will receive gratis – thanks AND THE SAME BLESSING.
When your name is in the 1st slot, 8,000 to 15,000 people
will send you 7 dollars! Keep in mind, the most you spent is
$14 DOLLARS! (Remember, what goes around comes around)

TESTIMONIALS: Mary Gatters, Columbus, SC: I only have one
thing to say to you… OH MY GOD! I sent out 142 copies Total
before 20 replied, like the instructions said. Then I went on a short
Vacation. When I got back my account had over $32,000 dollars
in it already And the money was still coming! I’m still floating on air
(especially with My new car). I thought the guardian system sounded
cheesy, but now I realize it is the formula that makes this letter really
work! THANKS!

Step 1. Set up your PayPal account, if you don’t already have one,
and send the top name (1st person) $20.00 dollars. DONT FORGET
to include “Please add me to your list.” This is important as it keeps
the program legal.

Step 2. Send the other $20.00 dollars and an e-mail stating
“Thank you. I’ve Joined” to the 5th name on the list.

Step 3. Remove the top name, bump the other 4 names up 1
place each. Place your name in the bottom slot – you will receive
a minimum of $100.00 or more from your efforts.

Step 4. Keep sending the letter until you get 20 “Thank you.
I’ve joined” replies in your inbox.

I know that or maybe you have seen or heard of this on Oprah or
even received numerous messages about this simple program and
have probably just deleted them. I know I have! But for some unknown
reason this time I decided to give it a try. After all, it’s only a $40.00
investment! Please give it an honest effort, you will not be disappointed
and will be very glad you did when it starts to work. Remember, all you’re
going to be out of pocket is about the cost of a couple cups of coffees
and a sandwich for the opportunity of banking thousands of dollars into
your PayPal account!

Yours In Success and Prosperity!

Diamond Head Studios Resource Department of Encouragement

Charlotte
XXX@yahoo.com

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To remove, please reply to this message with ‘Remove’ in the
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Comments
  1. Mr Chukwuemeka Anthony says:

    Here is one I received earlier and in doing a search, did not find any others like it. Gee, according to the subject, we’re only one state now, I wonder what happened to the other 49? The ‘from’ address (uymail.com) is registered in Hong Kong.

    From: usa_embass22@uymail.com
    Cc: recipient list not shown:
    Subject: FROM UNITED STATE OF AMERICA

    U.S. Department of State
    Bureau of Consular Affairs
    Washington, DC 20520
    Email usa.embassy8@asistencia.org

    Greeting from USA Embassy,

    This is to notify you it has been long we have been waiting for you to contact us regarding your consignment box which FedEx Express suppose to deliver to you but it was on hold by US Department of State Bureau and requesting for clearance certificate which will be obtain from the origination of the consignment box before it will be released. We are here to inform you that your consignment box has been arrived in US embassy and waiting to receive clearance certificate before the gate pass is given.

    1, Your full name

    2, Your home address

    3, Your occupation

    Once you notify us with the following information we will release your consignment to you,
    You can contact us with the following information,
    Contact person, Hon Roland Mark
    Email usa.embassy8@asistencia.org
    Website Please click on this link to read important information you should see before you travel abroad
    Note that you are expected to pay only $285 for clearance certificate and you are to pay it to Benin Republic as the origination of the consignment box in favour of Mr Chukwuemeka Anthony as our accountant officer in Benin Republic Send the $285 through western union or Money Gram once you receive this mail for immediate release of your consignment box,

    Name ……………..Chukwuemeka Anthony

    Country ……………..Benin

    Zip Code ………………..229

    Test Question ……………..A

    Answer ……………………..B

    Please treat this as matter of urgency .
    Note that any uncliam consignment will be return to FedEx Xpress courier company ltd after 3 days.
    So you are urgently advise to comply with our demand so that we will release your consignment.

    Regard,
    Hon Roland Mark

    Public Relation Officer United State Embassy.

    FROM UNITED STATE OF AMERICA

  2. Here is one I received earlier and in doing a search, did not find any others like it. Gee, according to the subject, we’re only one state now, I wonder what happened to the other 49? The ‘from’ address (uymail.com) is registered in Hong Kong.

    From: usa_embass22@uymail.com
    Cc: recipient list not shown:
    Subject: FROM UNITED STATE OF AMERICA

    U.S. Department of State
    Bureau of Consular Affairs
    Washington, DC 20520
    Email usa.embassy8@asistencia.org

    Greeting from USA Embassy,

    This is to notify you it has been long we have been waiting for you to contact us regarding your consignment box which FedEx Express suppose to deliver to you but it was on hold by US Department of State Bureau and requesting for clearance certificate which will be obtain from the origination of the consignment box before it will be released. We are here to inform you that your consignment box has been arrived in US embassy and waiting to receive clearance certificate before the gate pass is given.

    1, Your full name

    2, Your home address

    3, Your occupation

    Once you notify us with the following information we will release your consignment to you,
    You can contact us with the following information,
    Contact person, Hon Roland Mark
    Email usa.embassy8@asistencia.org
    Website Please click on this link to read important information you should see before you travel abroad
    Note that you are expected to pay only $285 for clearance certificate and you are to pay it to Benin Republic as the origination of the consignment box in favour of Mr Chukwuemeka Anthony as our accountant officer in Benin Republic Send the $285 through western union or Money Gram once you receive this mail for immediate release of your consignment box,

    Name ……………..Chukwuemeka Anthony

    Country ……………..Benin

    Zip Code ………………..229

    Test Question ……………..A

    Answer ……………………..B

    Please treat this as matter of urgency .
    Note that any uncliam consignment will be return to FedEx Xpress courier company ltd after 3 days.
    So you are urgently advise to comply with our demand so that we will release your consignment.

    Regard,
    Hon Roland Mark

    Public Relation Officer United State Embassy.

    FROM UNITED STATE OF AMERICA

  3. Lady Not Amused says:

    seems like i’ve been getting quite a bit of these lately, email spam and text message spam. =/

  4. gariell says:

    Mr. Anthony,
    Nice to receive your examples and yes, if we listened to these bottom feeders, there would only be one state and monkeys would be in charge of it.
    Cheers,
    Gariell

  5. gariell says:

    Lady Not Amused.
    Ya we get a lot of these emails, and you are rightfully not amused.
    Cheers

  6. Ghost says:

    The 14 to 40000 is not necessarily a scam. The math works out, and if you think about it, if everyone actually did it, you could easily make 40k plus in very little time. One just has to be wary that the emails in the list when you first receive the letter do not all belong to the same person.

  7. willemwilken says:

    Hey it must be a scam cause i received almost the same just differnet names, email adresses and where it’s $40 it’s only $10 dollars the e-mail is follows:

    “Before you delete this Email I suggest you read it very

    carefully. Wow!!!

    Hello,

    That’s Right… $40,000 dollars in your AlertPay account and

    that’s NO BULL!!! IT WAS PROVEN ON OPRAH and is

    COMPLETELY LEGAL!!!

    You may have heard of this program (or one like it) on 20/20

    or even in the Wall Street Journal. $10 Dollars… that’s

    all it takes. I’ll try to keep it short and sweet.

    To get started just right mouse click and copy this whole

    page and paste it in an e-mail to edit it. Simply follow the

    instructions below and in 2 to 3 weeks, you will have as

    much as $40,000 dollars in your AlertPay account or even

    more. Most people respond to this program because of the

    low investment ($10 dollars) and high profit potential. There

    is no limit to the income you can generate from this (you can

    do it over and over). If you follow the instructions, you will

    reach thousands of people! Honesty, Faith, and Integrity

    make this system work.

    I think everyone has heard of AlertPay. Anyone with an

    e-mail address can join for F*R*E*E*! If you’re not already

    an AlertPay user, the first thing you need to do is sign up.

    Just click the link below! It’s really easy to set up and it’s

    F*R*E*E*!!! Just make sure you sign up for a Personal Pro or

    a Business Account or you may be subject to a monthly

    income limitation which may slow this program down for you.

    Be sure to click on this link to sign up:

    https://www.alertpay.com/?BdzQWTw0H025B6YBATlxVQ%3d%3d

    Just click on “Sign Up” located at the top of the page.

    Then follow their simple directions.

    TEAM WORK MAKES THIS DREAM WORK! LET’S GET STARTED

    Send a $5.00 dollar donation from your AlertPay account to

    THE FIRST e-mail address on the list along with a note

    saying “Please add me to your list.” Now send the other

    $5.00 donation and an e-mail to the 5th person on the list

    saying “Thanks. I’ve joined.” Remove the 1st e-mail address

    and place your address at the bottom. This moves the 2nd to

    1st, 3rd to 2nd, 4th to 3rd, and the 5th place into 4th.

    DO NOT TRY TO PLACE YOURSELF IN THE FIRST PLACE. IT

    WILL

    ONLY REACH THE PEOPLE YOU SEND IT TO, AND THEN YOUR

    NAME

    WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST!

    If you do this the way it was designed, it will reach

    thousands by the time your name gets to the top. REMEMBER

    TO SEND a $5.00 dollar donation to the 1st e-mail address and

    the message “PLEASE ADD ME TO YOUR LIST”, and send an

    email with the words “THANKS. I’VE JOINED” and the other $5.00

    donation to the 5th person. This helps the 5th person keeps

    track of progress of the letter and continue to send out

    more emails. Here is the list:

    1. financialed@gmail.com

    2. easyincomelinks@hotmail.com

    3. troy.arthur.1969@gmail.com

    4. monte514@hotmail.com

    5. rikkihomebiz@gmail.com

    (Make sure it’s the same e-mail address that you used to

    open your AlertPay account. This is the way you will receive

    payment)

    Now that you have paid the 1st person and 5th person and

    sent them both an email, a note, and placed your e-mail

    address in the 5th place, the only thing left to do is to

    mail out at least 20 copies of this letter. It is your job

    as the 5th person on the list to ensure there are at least

    20 “thank you I’ve joined” replies. The fifth person is the

    guardian of the system! If there are not at least 20 replies

    then the fifth person will keep sending the letter until

    there is.

    MAKE SURE YOU SEND $5 DOLLARS TO THE FIRST PERSON

    TO THANK

    THEM FOR WHEN THEY WERE THE GUARDIAN OF THE LETTER

    and $5 DOLLARS TO THE FIFTH PERSON SO MORE EMAILS

    CONTINUE TO GO OUT! You will receive gratis – thanks

    AND THE SAME BLESSING.

    When your name is on the 1st slot, 8,000 to 15,000 people

    will send you 5 dollars! Keep in mind… the most you spent

    is $10 DOLLARS! (Remember… what goes around comes

    around)

    TESTIMONIAL:

    Mary Gatters, Columbus, SC:

    I only have one thing to say to you… OH MY GOD! I sent out

    142 copies total before 20 replied, like the instructions

    said. Then I went on a short vacation. When I got back my

    account had over $32,000 dollars in it already and the money

    was still coming! I’m still floating on air (especially with

    my new car). I thought the guardian system sounded cheesy,

    but now I realize it is the formula that makes this letter

    really work! THANKS!

    Step 1. Set up your AlertPay account, if you don’t already

    have one, and send the top name (1st person) $5.00 dollars.

    DON’T FORGET to include “Please add me to your list.” This

    is important as it keeps the program legal.

    Step 2. Send the other $5.00 dollars and an e-mail stating

    “Thank you. I’ve Joined” to the 5th name on the list.

    Step 3. Remove the top name, bump the other 4 names up 1

    place each. Place your name in the bottom slot – you will

    receive a minimum of $100.00 or more from your efforts.

    Step 4. Keep sending the letter until you get 20 “Thank you.

    I’ve joined” replies in your inbox.

    Maybe you have either seen this or heard of this on Oprah,

    or possibly received numerous messages about this simple

    program and may have just deleted them. I know I have! But

    for some unknown reason this time I decided to give it a

    try. After all, it’s only a $10 bucks. If you give it an

    honest effort, you will not be disappointed. Sometimes it’s

    the simplest things that work the best. This sure is an

    example of one of them.

    Remember, all you’re going to be out of pocket is about the

    cost of a couple cups of coffees with the opportunity of

    banking thousands of dollars into your AlertPay account!

    Yours In Success… Prosperity!

    You’re going to love this,

    Nick M

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    * * * * *

    *

  8. Randy says:

    You know the person above is correct. If everyone did it like it was supposed to, it would work out for the better (Profit wise) There is virtually no way that this is a scam unless all the emails belong to the same person.

  9. Denise says:

    It is a scam because all the email addresses belong to the scammer. I gaurantee you they do. One person is going to make money. The other possibility is that it is a sting operation because it is illegal as hell! Think about it.
    Where is the product? Who wins? The first person with 5 email addresses.

  10. Stephanie says:

    I agree with, willemwiken,and the person above…if everyone did it like it was supposed to, it would work out for the better.

    hers’s my email: jude1510@gmail.com , I’m who I say I am can I get four more to add their name and let’s make this work…this program is legal as long as you are making a donation or giving it as a gift. How about adding your name to the list: willemwilken | May 8, 2009 and how about you adding your name to the list:gariell | May 20, 2008

    Let’s make it work in now in 2010! So we can have REAL LIST and Testimonials.

    Stephanie

  11. Sasha says:

    I heared about this system on a job search website, and im from the UK. I agree with the fact that this system does work.If you got everyone to do it. You could make a serious income. Its only a scam if all the addresses are the same person.

  12. Sasha says:

    Then again thinking about it. All the email address could not belong to the same person because when you open a paypal account you would have to confirm your home address against you bank account. And then payal would know what is being done and realise the email addresses relate to the same person. And your account would be closed. Just a thought, i may be wrong.

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