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.
Subject: PayPal works great with this system!
Date: February 2, 2008 3:36:02 AM EST (CA)
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
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
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:
(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
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
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
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