Getting started in the mailing list business

This seems to really have potential. This is the way the original post
appeared when I first found it. Read it all then decide for yourself. It
works for me! I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A
little while back, I was browsing through forums, just like you are now,
and came across an article similar to 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. Even though the investment was a
measly $6, I had three questions that needed to be answered before I
could get involved in this sort of thing. IS THIS REALLY LEGAL? I called
a lawyer first. The lawyer was a little skeptical that I would actually
make any CASH but he said it WAS LEGAL if I wanted to try it. I told him
it sounded a lot like a chain letter but the details of the system (SEE
BELOW) actually made it a legitimate legal business. 2. IS OK WITH THE
POST OFFICE OR IS IT MAIL FRAUD? I called them: 1-800-725-2161 and they
confirmed THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL! (See 18, h sections1302 NS 1341 of
Postal Lottery Laws). This clarifies the program of collecting names and
addresses for a mailing list. 3. IS IT RIGHT? Well, everyone who sends
me a buck has a good chance of getting A LOT of CASH … a much better
chance than buying a lottery ticket!!! 4. WHAT IS THE BUSINESS? You are
in the business of collecting mailing lists and recruiting new list
developers. These questions answered, I decided to proceed. The
instructions said that you have to send $1.00 to each of the 6 names and
address stated in the article. You then place your own name and address
in the bottom of the list at #6, and post the article in at least 300
newsgroups. (There are thousands) No catch, that was it. So, I invested
the measly $6.00. Well 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 made about $25.00. By the
end of the second week I had made a total of over $1,000! In the third
week I had over $10,000.00 and it’s still growing. This is now my fourth
week and I have made a total of just over $42,000.00 and it’s still
coming in rapidly. It’s certainly 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
article NOW, so you can get the information off of it as you need it. I
seems likely to me 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. And, your investment is only
$6.00 (Plus postage) IMPORTANT: This is not a rip-off; it is not
indecent; it is not illegal; and it is virtually no risk – it really
works!!! If all of the following instructions are adhered to, you will
receive extraordinary dividends. PLEASE NOTE: Please follow these
directions EXACTLY, and $50,000 or more can be yours in 20 to 60 days.
This program remains successful because of the honesty and 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 and tangible, it’s a service.
You are in the business of developing Mailing L… Many large
corporations are happy to pay big bucks for quality lists. However, the
money made from the mailing lists is secondary to the income which is
made from people like you and me asking to be included in that list.
Here are the 4 easy steps to success: STEP 1: Get 6 separate pieces of
paper and write the following on each piece of paper “PLEASE PUT ME ON
YOUR MAILING LIST include your mailing address, the date and your
signature.” Now get 6 US $1.00 bills and place ONE inside EACH of the 6
pieces of paper so the bill will not be seen through the envelope (to
prevent thievery). 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 and address, and a $1.00 bill.
What you are doing is creating a service. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL! You
are requesting a legitimate service and you are paying for it! Like most
of us I was 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) and they confirmed that it is indeed legal! Mail the 6
envelopes to the following addresses:

1.)Brett Kerkman
4408 Carter ave Unit2
Cincinnati Ohio 45212, USA
1200 brookside dr,
san pablo,CA 94806,USA
3.) T. Dunn
722 Hopital Rd.
Dawson Springs, Ky 42408,USA
4). K. Carpenter
P.O. Box 5174
Rantoul Illinois 61866-5174
5) D. Stephens
P.O. Box 512
Staunton, MI 24321
6.) Jeffrey Abraham II
146 Woodvalley Court
Kingsland GA,31548
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 article as
close to original as possible. Now, post your amended article to at
least 300 newsgroups. (I think there are close to 32,000 groups) All you
need is 300, 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. PLEASE REMEMBER that this
program remains successful because of the honesty and integrity of the
participants and by their carefully adhering to the directions. Look at
it this way. If you are of integrity, the program will continue and the
money that so many others have received will come your way.
NOTE: You want to retain every name and address sent to you, either on a
computer or hard copy and keep the notes people send you. This VERIFIES
that you are truly providing a service. (Also, it might be a good idea
to wrap the $1 bill 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 you’re in business!

STEP 1) You do not need to re-type this entire letter to do your own
posting. Simply put your cursor at the beginning of this letter and drag
your cursor to the bottom of this document, and select ‘copy’ from the
edit menu.
This will copy the entire letter into the computer’s memory
STEP 2) Open a blank ‘notepad’ 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 letter into notepad so that you can add your name to the lis
STEP 3) Save your new notepad file as a text file. If you want to do
your postings in different settings, you’ll always have this file to go
back to.
STEP 4) Use Netscape or Internet explorer and try searching for various
newsgroups (on-line forums, message boards, chat sites, discussions.)
STEP 5) Visit these message boards and post this article as a new
message by highlighting the text of this letter and selecting paste from
the edit menu. Fill in the Subject, this will be the header that
everyone sees as they scroll through the list of postings in a
particular group, click the post message button. You’re done with your
first one!…THAT’S IT! All you have to do is jump to
different newsgroups and post away, after you get the hang of it, it
will take about 30 seconds for each newsgroup! REMEMBER, THE MORE
POST A MINIMUM OF 300 That’s 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.