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ADMIN: THE $5 SCAM REARS ITS HEAD AGAIN... Re: Looking For Business Opportunities
Posted By: Ann In Response To: Looking For Business Opportunities (Kevork)
Date: Saturday, June 6, 2009, at 5:45 a.m.(pst)
In Response To: Looking For Business Opportunities (Kevork)
>> I've tried some and heard of many MLM. And none interest me. Its all
>> HYPE!!! This time I'm looking for real opportunity. If you have any
>> advise. Please email me through FIB or post your response here.
I received the following letter, and I wanted to share it with you. I have received many letters similar to this one many times, and I rejected them. I have been told that a ¡°poor¡± mentality is defined as passing over opportunities regularly. This is very true¡..I have certainly done this many times in my life.
Now, I am definitely a skeptic but I finally decided to give this a try. I decided that I have nothing to lose and everything to gain. The initial investment is minimal¡¡.$6.00.
(SNIP -- THIS IS THE ERICKSON SCAM, AND THE FOUNDER WAS PUT INTO JAIL FOR IT. It's sometimes "As Seen on Oprah" (it wasn't) and other variants. It is illegal and (MaaMaw fell for it once) won't make you anything.)
Make $250,000 in weeks:
As seen on Oprah and 20/20
Oprah Winfrey and ABC¡¯s 20/20 investigation
team, also proved it can be done!
It has been proven by various, highly respected US TV &
radio programs as being 100% legal, feasible and true.
If a 15 year-old boy made $71,000.00 in just 5 weeks and
another $250,000.00 in a few more weeks,
It gets occasionally rewritten. This is about the 15th variation I've seen. These people don't exist.
¡°My name is Dick Hoffman. ... I have never failed to make $800,000.00 with each mailing. This is a legitimate business opportunity and a perfectly legal money making program that anyone can take advantage of. It does not require that you sell anything or come into personal contact with anyone. Best of all, the only time you have to leave the house is to mail the letters and you can do that on your way to the grocery store¡¡¡..¡±
Follow these instructions closely, and you will accumulate hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Step 1: Immediately send $1.00 to each of the six people listed below.
And so forth. It's as fraudulent as the Nigerian scam.
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