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Old 09-02-2005, 07:06 PM   #1
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New Chain Letter Racket

Just when I thought I would never see another snail mail chain letter, I got one.
It says I could make up to $800,000 dollars, and yes its not a scam. I'm supposed to mail out these letters to people and send $1 to the listed people. I'm to take off the top name, move up the other 5, then add mine at the bottom. Then I am supposed to contact a company called DataLine and ask for a mailing list of "opportunity seekers." This list will cost me $40, but what a fraction of the actual payback! I'm giddy with the anticipation. Then I'm supposed to mail! Mail! MAIL! this letter to as many people as I can.

Number 1, I'm pissed someone got my address off of an "opportunity seekers" list. Number 2, why should I mail Terry Matejcek, Bill Erwin, Ron Brown, Frenk Tansley (yes Frenk, that is how it was spelled), Roy French, and Bill Fantozz a one dollar bill? These men have done nothing for me but steal my address through some mailing list company! Number 3, well I have no number 3. I just can't believe somebody would really go through all this trouble and think it would actually work.
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Old 09-02-2005, 07:34 PM   #2
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I just can't believe somebody would really go through all this trouble and think it would actually work.
P.T. Barnum once said, "There is a sucker born every minute." They are just hoping you will be one of the suckers.
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Old 09-02-2005, 08:04 PM   #3
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It is illegal to participate in chain letter per USPS regulation. Not that I tho't you would from your post.... !!!!
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Old 09-02-2005, 11:11 PM   #5
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It's not a chain letter

The letter states "This is not a chain letter. This is a perfectly legal moneymaking opportunity"
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Old 09-03-2005, 05:46 AM   #6
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The letter states "This is not a chain letter. This is a perfectly legal moneymaking opportunity"
And that statement is different from the other lies the letter contains in what way?...
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Old 09-03-2005, 07:18 AM   #7
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Merriam Webster definition of "chain letter"

Main Entry: chain letter
Function: noun
: a letter sent to several persons with a request that each send copies of the letter to an equal number of persons
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This is a Pyramid Scheme

Fraudulent pyramid schemes typically violate the Postal Lottery Statute (Title 18, United States Code, Section 1302).
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