Illegal Chain Letter Warning - $50 000 in 60 Days Scam

by: Ed Zivkovic

The Edward L Green Chain Letter

The following is an illegal Internet chain letter that was submitted as an article.

Thanks for the article submission mate.

There are many variations of this chain letter getting around. The most early version that I can think of was called the Edward L Green Chain Letter and was posted via regular mail.

Variations include $50000 in 90 days, $100000 in 120 days and so on. Now we have a glut of these Internet Chain letters filling up our email box.

My first Edward L Green Chain Letter was delivered to me by snail mail around 1992 and it is still doing the rounds by regular mail and on the Internet.

The chain letter is targeted at new Internet users. If you are new to the Internet, do not even think about participating in any kind of chain letter.

The chain letter also instructs participants to spam newsgroups. If you know what's good for you, do not spam newsgroups or discussion forums any time with any offer!

The following is just an example of what NOT to do

DO NOT participate in the chain letter below.

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's 99% risk-free. Best of all-- 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 IN 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 Lists. 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." 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) Mike Schude 893 S. Roanoke Gilbert, AZ 85296

#2) David Freeman 11045 Harbour Springs Circle Boca Raton, Fl 33428

#3) T. Shelp 7513 Redcliff Road Indianapolis, IN 46256

#4) Tim Beaudoin 5362 Greenplain Road Norfolk, VA 23502

#5) Marc Berger 21 W 553 Lynn Road #16 Lombard, IL 60148

#6) Kalin Pavlov Druzhba-2,bl.209-A,ap.23 Bulgaria,Sofia,1582

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 #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 200 newsgroups. (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! You won't get very much unless you post like crazy. :) 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, and again. 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 and honesty, the program will continue and the money that so many others have received will come your way.

NOTE: You may 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!

DIRECTIONS ----- FOR HOW TO POST TO NEWSGROUPS------

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 list.

Step 3) Save your new notepad file as a .txt 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!

Congratulations!!! 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 NEWSGROUPS YOU POST IN, THE MORE MONEY YOU WILL MAKE! BUT YOU HAVE TO POST A MINIMUM OF 200**

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 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. **JUST MAKE SURE ALL THE ADDRESSES ARE CORRECT.**

Now, each of the 5 persons who just sent me $1.00 make the MINIMUM 200 postings, each with my name at #5 and only 5 persons respond to each of the original 5, that is another $25.00 for me, now those 25 each make 200 MINIMUM posts with my name at #4 and only 5 replies each, I will bring in an additional $125.00!

Now, those 125 persons turn around and post the MINIMUM 200 with my name at #3 and only receive 5 replies each, I will make an additional $625.00! OK, now here is the fun part, each of those 625 persons post a MINIMUM 200 letters with my name at #2 and they each only receive 5 replies, that just made me $3,125.00!!!

Those 3,125 persons will all deliver this message to 200 newsgroups with my name at #1 and if still 5 persons per 200 newsgroups react I will receive $15,625,00! With an original investment of only $6.00! AMAZING!

When your name is no longer on the list, you just take the latest posting in the newsgroups, and send out another $6.00 to names on the list, putting your name at number 6 again. And start posting again.

The thing to remember is: do you realize that thousands of people all over the world are joining the Internet and reading these articles everyday?, JUST LIKE YOU are now!!

So, can you afford $6.00 and see if it really works?? I think so... People have said, "what if the plan is played out and no one sends you the money?

So what! What are the chances of that happening when there are tons of new honest users and new honest people who are joining the Internet and newsgroups everyday and are willing to give it a try?

Estimates are at 20,000 to 50,000 new users, every day, with thousands of those joining the actual Internet. Remember, play FAIRLY and HONESTLY and this will really work. WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND!!! GOD BLESS!

WOW! What a load of crap!

Now, the most likely victims are obviously new users. The Chain letter targets new users who trust that what the letter says is true.

I tell you this. It is an illegal chain letter. Do not destroy your Internet reputation by spamming Newsgroups with this, or any kind of chain letter.

Make Money From Home

The best way to make money Online is with your own web site, not doing some tired old chain letter. Putting off getting your own web site will waste a lot of your time (like it did for me), and you'll end up getting one anyway.