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From: Information <moremoneynow@yqi.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2000 01:16:10
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It Works, Its Legal, Its Easy, So Why Not?

* Parents of 15-year-old find $71,000 cash hidden in his closet *

Does this headline look familiar? Of course it does.

You most likely have just seen this story recently featured on a major
nightly news program (USA).

His mother was cleaning and putting laundry away when she came across a
large brown paper bag that was suspiciously buried beneath some clothes and
a skateboard in the back of her 15-year-old son's closet. Nothing could
have prepared her for the shock she got when she opened the bag and found it
was full of cash. Five dollar bills, twenties, fifties and hundreds - all
neatly rubber-banded in labeled piles.

"My first thought was that he had robbed a bank", says the 41-year-old
woman, "There was over $71,000 dollars in that bag - that's more than my husband
earns in a year".

The woman immediately called her husband at the car-dealership where he
worked to tell him what she'd discovered. He came home right away and they
drove together to the boy's school and picked him up. Little did they
suspect that where the money came from was more shocking than actually
finding it in the closet.

As it turns out, the boy had been sending out via E-mail on the Internet a
type of 'chain-letter' to E-mail addresses that he obtained off of the
Internet. Everyday after school for the past 2 months, he had been doing
this right on his computer in his bedroom.

"I just got the E-mail one day and I figured what the heck, I put my name on
it like the instructions said and I started sending it out", says the clever

The E-mail letter listed 3 addresses and contained instructions to send one
$5 dollar bill to the person at the top of the list, then delete that
address and move the other 2 addresses up, and finally to add your name to
the bottom of the list. The letter goes on to state that you would receive
several thousand dollars in five dollar bills within 2 weeks if you sent out
the letter with your name at the bottom of the 3-address list. "I get junk E-mail
all the time, and I really didn't think it was gonna work", the boy continues.

Within the first few days of sending out the E-mail, the Post Office Box
that his parents had gotten him for his video-game magazine subscriptions
began to fill up with not magazines, but envelopes containing $5 dollar

"About a week later I rode [my bike] down to the post office and my box had
1 magazine and about 300 envelopes stuffed in it. There was also a yellow
slip that said I had to go up to the [post office] counter- I thought I was
in trouble or something (laughs)". He goes on, "I went up to the counter and
they had a whole box of more mail for me. I had to ride back home and
empty out my backpack 'cause I couldn't carry it all".

Over the next few weeks, the boy continued sending out the E-mail. "The
money just kept coming in and I just kept sorting it and stashing it in the
closet, I barely had time for my homework". He had also been riding his bike
to several of the area's banks and exchanging the $5 bills for twenties,
fifties and hundreds. "I didn't want the banks to get suspicious so I kept
riding to different banks with like five thousand at a time in my backpack.
I would usually tell the lady at the bank counter that my dad had sent me in 
[to exchange the money] and he was outside waiting for me. One time the lady 
gave me a really strange look and told me that she wouldn't be able to do it 
for me and my dad would have to come in and do it, but I just rode to the next
bank down the street (laughs). "

Surprisingly, the boy didn't have any reason to be afraid. The reporting
news team examined and investigated the so-called 'chain-letter' the boy was
sending out and found that it wasn't a chain-letter at all. In fact, it was
completely legal according to US Postal and Lottery Laws, Title 18, Section
1302 and 1341, or Title 18, Section 3005 in the US code, also in the code of
federal regulations, Volume 16, Sections 255 and 436, which state a product
or service must be exchanged for money received.

Every five dollar bill that he received contained a little note that read,
"Please add me to your mailing list". This simple note made the letter legal
because he was exchanging a service (adding the purchaser's name to his
mailing list) for a five dollar fee.

Here is the letter that the 15-year-old was sending out by E-mail, you can
do the exact same thing he was doing, simply by following the instructions
in this letter.

* * * * *
Here are instructions on how to make $10,000 US cash in the next 2 weeks:

There are 3 addresses listed below.

Send the person at the top of the list a $5 bill wrapped in 2 pieces of
paper (to securely hide it), along with a note that says: "Please add me to your
mailing list".

Then delete that name, move the other 2 up and put your name at the bottom.

Now start sending this ENTIRE e-mail back out to people.

When 20 people receive it, those 20 people will move your name up to the
middle position and they will each send out 20. That totals 400 people that
will receive this letter with your name in the middle.

Then, those 400 people will move your name up to the top and they will each
send out 20 E-mail's. That totals 8,000 people that will receive
this E-mail with your name at the top and they will each send you a $5 bill.

8,000 people each sending you a $5 bill = $40,000 cash. That's if everyone
responds to this E-mail, but not everyone will, so you can expect more
realistically to receive about $10,000 in cash ($5 bills) in your mailbox.

This will work for anyone, anywhere in the world in any country, but send
only a US CASH $5 bill.

The more E-mail's you send out, the more cash you will receive. If each
person sends out 100 E-mail's, there will be 1,000,000 people that receive
this letter when your name reaches the top. If only 1% of those people
respond, you will still get $50,000 cash.

Follow these simple instructions, and above all, PLEASE PLAY FAIR. That's
the key to this programs success. Your name must run the full cycle on the
list to produce the end results. Sneaking your name higher up on the list
WILL NOT produce the results you think, and it only cheats the other people
who have worked hard and have earned the right to be there. So please, play
by the rules and the $$$ will come to you!

* * * * *

Here is the list:

1 - B. Reiser
12105 West Center Rd., #279
Omaha, NE 68144

2 - B. Dombroski
P.O. Box 403
Inverness, FL 34451

3 - Jordan Darga
9538 E. Village Green Circle
Inverness, FL 34452

* * * * *

THERE'S NOTHING MORE TO DO. When your name reaches the top in a few
days, you will start receiving $5 bills from other people just like
yourself, who are willing to invest a $5 bill to receive $10,000 cash.

If you don't try it - you will never know.

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