Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Rick D., Aug 27, 2003.

  1. Rick D.

    Rick D. Guest

    Hello Everyone!

    Please read this to the end to reply to my question!

    I found a Spam Letter In a news group the other day and this is what it


    Open Quotation "

    Postal lottery:::
    Turning $6 into up to $60,000 in 90 days, GUARANTEED
    I found this in a news group and decided to try it. A little
    while back, I was browsing through news groups, just like you
    are now and came across a message just like this, that said you
    could make thousands of dollars within weeks with only an initial investment
    of $6.00!!!
    So I thought yeah right, this must be a scam!!! But like most
    of us, I was curious, so I kept reading. Anyway, it said that
    you send $1.00 to each of the 6 names and addresses stated in
    the message. You then place your own name and address at the
    bottom of the list at #6 and post the message in at least 200
    news groups. (There are thousands).

    No catch, that was it.
    So after thinking it over, and talking to a few people first. I
    thought about trying it. I figured, what have I got to lose
    except 6 stamps and $6.00, right? So I invested the measly
    $6.00!!! Guess what? Within 7 days I started getting money in
    the mail!!! I was shocked!!! I figured it would end soon, but
    the money just kept coming in!!! In my first week, I had made
    about $25.00. By the end of the second week, I had made
    a total of over $1,000.00!!! In the third week, I had over
    $10,000.00 and it is still growing!!!

    This is now my fourth week and I have made a total of just over $42,000.00
    and it is still coming in rapidly!!! It's certanly worth $6.00 and 6
    stamps!!! I have spent more than that on the lottery!!! Let me tell you how
    this works and most importantly, why it works!!! Also, make sure you print a
    copy of this message now.

    So you can get the information off of it as you need it. I promise you that
    if you follow the directions exactly, that you will start making more money
    than you thought possible by doing something so easy!!!

    Suggestion: Read this entire message carefully!!! (Print it out or download
    it.) Follow the simple directions and watch the money come in!!! It's
    easy!!! It's legal!!! Your investment is only $6.00 (plus postage).

    IMPORTANT: This is not a rip-off!!! It is not illegal!!! It is almost
    entirely risk free and it really works!!! If all of the following
    instructions are adhered to, you will recieve extraordinary dividends!!! <

    Please note: Follow these directions EXACTLY, and $60,000.00 or more can be
    yours in 20 to 90 days!!! This program remains successful because of the
    honesty and the integrity of the participants!!! Please continue its success
    by carefully adhering to the instructions.

    You will now become part of the mail order business. In this business your
    product is not solid or tangible, it is a service. You are in the business
    of developing mailing lists. Many large corporations are happy to pay big
    bucks for quality lists. However, the money made from a mailing list is
    secondary to the income which is made from people like you and me asking to
    be included on your mailing list!!!

    Here are the 4 easy steps to success:

    Step 1: Get 6 seperate pieces of dark paper (If none on hand use a brown
    paper bag cut into 6 pieces double the size of your envelope "OR" use 6
    brown enveloppes with white paper) and write the following on each piece of


    Now get 6 U.S. dollar bills and place ONE inside each of the 6 pieces of
    paper so the bills will not be seen through the envelopes and fold the sides
    inward... (to prevent mail theft). Next, place one paper in each of the 6
    envelopes and seal them, you should now have 6 sealed envelopes. Each with a
    piece of paper stating the above phrase, your name, Street Address &/Or
    E-Mail address and a $1.00 US$ bill. Do this NOW! (If outside the US, go to
    the nearest bank and ask for 6 US dollar bills.)


    Like most of us, I was a little skeptical and a little worried about the
    legal aspect of it all. So I checked it out with the U.S. Postal Service and
    they confirmed that it is indeed legal!!!

    Mail the 6 envelopes to the following addresses:

    23645 Cora
    Brownstown, MI. USA 48183

    K. Costello
    20812 135 Ave SE
    Kent, WA 98042 USA

    B. Brown
    1208 Steeple Ridge Ct
    McKinney, Tx 75069 USA

    M. Lussier
    3112 133A Ave NW
    Edmonton, AB
    T5A 2Z8

    R. Lewis
    430 Prospect Street
    Catasauqua, PA 18032

    " Close quotation.......Break in quote;

    Spot for the sixth name
    to replace the first one
    that I took out !
    I Placed mine at the end
    of this letter!....HINT !
    Open Quotation "

    Step 2: Now take the #1 name off the list that you see above, move the other
    names up (6 becomes 5, 5 becomes 4, etc.) and add your name as number 6 on
    the list.

    Step 3: Change anything you need to, but try to keep this message as close
    to what you see as possible. Now, post your amended message to at least 200
    news groups. I think there are close to 24,000 groups!!!

    All you need is 200, but remember, the more you post, the more money you
    make!!! This is perfectly legal!! If you have any doubts, refer to Title 18
    sec. 1302 & 1341 of the postal lottery laws. Keep a copy of these steps for
    yourself and whenever you need money, you can use it again.

    Please remember that this program remains successful because of the honesty
    and the integrity of the participants and by their carefully adhering to the

    Look at it this way. If you are of integrity, the program will continue and
    the money that so many others have recieved will come your way!!!

    Note: You may want to retain every name and address sent to you, either on
    your computer or hard copy and keep the notes people send you. This verifies
    that you are truely providing a service. Also, it`s a good Idea to wrap the
    $1 bills in dark
    paper to reduce the risk of mail theft.

    So, as each post is downloaded and the directions carefully followed, six
    members will be reimbursed for their participation as a list developer with
    one dollar each. Your name will move up the list geometrically so that when
    your name reaches the #1 position, you will be receiving thousands of
    dollars in cash!!! What an opportunity for only $6.00!!! ($1.00) for each of
    the first six people listed above).

    Send it now, add your own name to the list and your in business!!!


    Step 1: You do not need to re-type this entire message to do your own
    posting. Simply put your cursor at the beginning of this message and drag
    your cursor to the bottom of this message and select copy from the edit
    menu. This will copy the entire message into the computer memory.

    Step 2: Open a blank note pad file and place your cursor at the top of the
    blank page. From the edit menu select paste. This will paste a copy of the
    message into notepad so that you can add your name to the list.

    Step 3: Save your new notepad file as a txt file. If you want to do your
    posting in a different setting, you'll always have this file to go backto.

    Step 4: Use netscape or Internet Explorer and try searching for various news
    groups (on-line forums, message boards, chat sites, discussions, etc.)

    Step 5: Visit these message boards and post this message as a new message by
    highlighting the text of this message from your notepad and selecting paste
    from the edit menu. Fill in the subject, this will be the header that
    everybody sees as they scroll through the list of postings in a particular
    ( WIN XP / 2000 users ; highlight the news group, select new message,
    right click / paste (in the body section), goto top and mouse select the
    headline (first sentence in the body of this message"you can make it what
    you wish"), once it is selected (highlighted) , left click & drag to subject
    line, click send) now check to see if it posted(click next group and come
    back to the one you posted on). If it did, count 1 post. Continue to 200 +,
    The more the better.

    Click the post message button.
    You've done your first one! Congratulations!!! All You have to do is jump to
    different news groups and post away, after you get the hang of it, it will
    take about 30 seconds for each news group!

    (But you have to post a minimum of 200).

    Thats it!!! You will begin receiving money from around the world within
    days!!! You may eventually want to rent a P.O. Box due to the large amount
    of mail you will receive. If you wish to stay anonymous, you can invent a
    name to use, as long
    as the postman will deliver it.


    Now the why part. Out of 200 postings, say you recieve only 5 replies (a
    very low example). So then you made $5.00 with your name at #6 on the
    letter. Now, each of the 5 persons who sent you $1.00 make the minimum 200
    postings, each with your name at #5 and only 5 persons respond to each of
    the original 5, that
    is another $25.00 for you. Now those 25 each make 200 MINIMUM
    posts with your name at #4 and only 5 replies each, you will bring in an
    additional $125.00!!!! Now, those 125 persons turn around and post the
    minimum 200 with your name at #3 and only recieve 5 replies each, you will
    make an additonal $625.00!!!

    OK, now here is the fun part, each of those 625 persons post a minimum 200
    messages with your name at #2 and they each only recieve 5 replies, that
    just made you $3,125.00!!! Those 3,125 persons will all deliver this message
    to 200 news groups, If just 5 more reply you will receive $15,625.00!!! All
    with an
    original investment of only $6.00!!! Amazing isn't it!!!! When your name is
    no longer on the list, you just take the latest posting in the news groups
    and send out another $6.00 to the names on the list, putting your name at
    number 6 again.

    You must realize that thousands of people all over the world are joining the
    internet and reading these messages every day!!! Just like you are now!!!
    So, can you afford $6.00 and see if it really works? I'm glad I gave the 6
    dollars because
    I felt good about getting all this money back! I did it honestly and I`m
    glad I did!!! You will too!!! People have said, "what if the plan is played
    out and a few
    cheap shkates don`t send you the money?" So what!!! What are the chances of
    nobody sending you any money when there are tons of new honest users and new
    honest people (like you and I) who are joining the internet and news groups
    everyday and are willing to give it a try? Estimates are at 20,000 to 50,000
    users, every day!!! What we all want is to recieve money right! So when you
    it, you`re doing exactly what you yourself want the others to do for you!
    Its fair and square!! Stick to the rule...NOT for US...!!! But for your very
    own self!!


    After all, what is 6$ bucks anyway? When everyone spills in his or her 6$,
    everyone wins!! Its like paying YOURSELF actualy! You want a ton of cash
    right?, Well give onto others and it will be given onto you...."Bible
    words"! You choose to make it or break it with this Plan!

    Put simply, Its the law of compensation.We all need money today and short of
    a lottery, this is the best way we can all help each other out LEGALY and
    HONESTLY! We ALL share the same goal! So be honest to yourself and send
    those 6 dollar bills out. Just think about this....If you only made 60$ out
    of it, that`s already a 1000% return!! Where else could you do that?? You
    have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

    Second timers;--enter your comments / feeback!

    --(please post your feedback / experiences here)---

    Not bad for 1 hr's work....made me around $5320 in roughly 35

    Anthony M Texas

    Hello, i rcvd 269 bucks in the post in 2 weeks. Dan Miami, FL

    i had to wait around 10 days before i had any results - $13,450 as of 3rd
    Jan 2003 to date (14th Feb 2003).Am gonna re-post it again for more money!!
    Del from Alberta - Canada

    Only received around o588 in the post the last 2 months since I
    started the program but I'd posted to approx. 100 newsgroups.
    James P Manchester UK

    cool....didn't expect much out of this "scam" initially but i have pay my
    credit card bill Mustafa , Jordan I have received money from people all over
    the world...here in China it is very good money and i buy new computer last
    Zhong Wen ...Guangxi CHina

    For $6, I made $246 in 2 weeks --ROMEO2326 little rock,AR US of A

    Hey, juts droppin a line to say that after posting to well over
    820 newsgroups on google and my ISP newsgroup server over a
    period of 4 1/2 months ,Ive raked in $54280 . Mucho dinero baby!!!! peace,
    Drew Dallas TX

    This is the answer to The Peoples Lotterie Club! For those of you who are
    smart enough to "GET THIS", It only costs you 24 bucks, and you jump into 4
    different ones each month! Easy Fun and Well Worth It !! Just send in the
    money for your Request to be on the 6 mailing lists with your 6 bucks and
    everybody wins! Terrific......Genius !! 20,000$ in 3 weeks.... Awesome!

    John D. , NY. New York. USA...

    ********************************* " Close Quotation

    My question is that If someone was to really take this seriously and do the
    thing, It IS Possible that he or she could find people to try this out, Do
    YOU think that someone could make so much money?

    Personaly, I believe that the strategy is genius! I don`t really see it as a
    pyramid if everyone used it regularly on a monthly basis and for the right
    reasons! A pyramid is illegal because it forces the person to get in at the
    bottom of a scheme and hopes to make it to the top while paying a sum of
    money for the SOLE PURPOSE of great gain later by promise! HOWEVER, If we
    just got into the (service) nature of it and said OK, So I`ll pay 6 bucks to
    have my name put on 6 mailing lists.....Big deal!! So what if I don`t get a
    dime back! These six mailing lists are peoples lists, People like you and I
    who have a wealth of information to share and who can send us all kinds of
    interesting info about everything! I might get some info from someone that
    could change my life in the future or meet my dream date this way...who
    knows?? By shareing our postal and e-mail addresses globaly, we could
    actually create the biggest network in history and all get RICH as a

    Its like a Lottery with a twist! You see the government sells you a ticket
    with the promise that someone will win! So people buy it hopeing to win
    right? If you knew before hand that your ticket was a looser, would you have
    bought it? Of course not! BUT, You gave a volentary tax as they call it!
    WELLLL !!!! What is so illegal about buying a VOLENTARY SERVICE ???? Maybe
    you end up PAYING FOR a volentary service like some ELECT to pay a Volentery
    Tax! ITS YOUR MONEY!!! You earned it and YOU can buy what YOU want with
    it....You`ve already paid Taxes on it.... its yours! If only people could
    realize that they can use their mony as they wish!!!! You want to buy into
    a scam... Go ahead! Buy one! What do you have to lose? ... In this case a
    measly six bucks....WOW! I guess you`ll have to scrimp on the groceries this
    week won`t you!! God!.... Gag me with a spoon! BUT WHAT IF EVERYBODY READING
    WHICH I WON`T MENTION because some spam dog would accuse me of mail fraud
    and send a letter to the FBI ... Gag me with a spoon again)) THEN WHAT
    ????????? OH! ......GEE What If? And what if we all just sent a measly six
    bucks in????? Oh OH !

    Could that mean we could suddenly be better off than before????......GEE I
    Wonder enh?

    Well I`ll leave it up to you to decide, but if you sorta see things the way
    I do, well my address is written at the end of this letter and Yes I`ll be
    glad to accomodate you by adding you to my mailing list for a measly one
    dollar bill!! And I`m sure the others in the body of this letter would too!
    IN MY OPPINION!...Of course... :eek:)

    Tell me what you think, ......for me, I believe it COULD really work!

    .........In MY Oppinion!

    My addresse is;

    R. Deschenes
    P.O.Box 22020
    Three Rivers West
    QC, Canada G9A 6N6

    Have a GREAT DAY !!

    BTW just to be on the safe side of things...... This (could have been/could
    be/ might be/or may not be) a survey! :eek:)

    just maybe you could buy that new Computer you are thinking about?
    .....Just a thought!..
    Rick D., Aug 27, 2003
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