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$6 gamble that might end up being a good investment.

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They say:

"Oprah, most likely the richest woman in America, has seen that this actually works, so who am I to argue? Who better knows how to make money than this woman, while remaining upfront and honest?

When an investigative team from ABC reported, they also agreed that this works.
I trust both to be accurate and ethical. So, if they say that this is a easy way (WITH ONLY A $6.00 INVESTMENT !)to make a bunch of money and is completely legal, I'm going for it! When Oprah and ABC ran this story about a 15 year old boy who made $71,000 in 5 weeks, I was intrigued.

I came across this article stating that you could make hundreds of thousands of dollars with this method; it is not a pyramid scam, is completely legal,and money is paid and received through Pay Pal, which is the safest way I know of to exchange money on the web. I'm certainly going to take a stab at it, and hope you will too. We all profit because it's about people helping other people by compounding. Following is the article:

"Can you really make money so easily? I am and this helps whilst developing my own online business! I thought it was impossible. Just read this. I don't even have to convince you that this is not a scam because it makes logical sense how you can earn money through Pay Pal.
I have used Paypal for years and fully trust them.

A little while back, I was browsing through a newsgroup, just like you are now and came across an article similar to this that said you could make thousands 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 : OPRAH WINFREY and an article published in the Wall Street Journal, here is some of it!! Everyone has heard about "PayPal" (if you haven't you will soon) and, when I came across this concept I knew it would work because, as a member of PayPal, I had already experienced their efficiency and excellent standing.

PayPal is the simplest method of making and receiving payments online anyone has ever seen! Anyone with an email address can join, for FREE! Please read further before you go there... You can complete this whole process in less than one hour and you will never forget the day you decided to do so!!! Oh!, Did I say FAST? By fast I mean 'the speed of the Internet-type fast.' Everything is done on the Internet by email. And, if you abide by the rules, it is NOT considered SPAM, so it's perfectly legal! Anyway, it said that you send $1.00 through paypal to each of the emails stated in the article. You then place your own email address in the bottom of the list at No.6, and post the article in at least 200 newsgroups. (There are thousands.)

No catch, that was it. So after thinking it over, and talking to few people first, I thought about trying it. I figured what have I got to lose except $6.00, right? Like most of us I was a little skeptical and a little worried about the legal aspects of it. It follows the same regulations as the mailed chain letters, which according to the U.S. Post Office (1-800-725-2161) is indeed legal! Then I invested the measly $6.00. Well GUESS WHAT!!?. Within 7 days, I started getting money in my PayPal account! I was shocked and excited! 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 over $1,100.00! In the third week I had over $9,000.00 and it's still growing.

This is now my fourth week and I have made a total of just over $22,000.00 and it's still Coming in rapidly. It's certainly worth $6.00. 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.

REQUIREMENTS: You must have a verified PayPal account. If you do not have an account you can go to paypal and follow the instructions to set up a free account. In order to place the initial $6 into your account, you will have to verify your bank account with PayPal (which may take a few days). Paypal is 100% secure and is used my millions of people world wide.

STEP 1: Send, through PayPal, $1.00 to each email on the below list. Make the subject of the payment "Email List" and in the comments, Write "PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR EMAIL LIST." What you are doing is creating a service. THIS IS THE SENTENCE THAT MAKES ALL OF THIS 100% LEGAL! Best of all, you are not giving your address to anyone you do not know. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LEGAL! The email list:

personal email addresses removed for protection! ~FINS

STEP 2: Now take the 1st email off the list that you see above, move the other addresses up (6 becomes 5, 5 becomes 4, etc?) and add YOUR email address (the one used on the paypal account) 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 200 newsgroups, message boards and focus groups. (I think there are close to 32,000 groups.) All you need is 200, but remember, the more you post, the more money you make - as well as everyone else on the list! ----

DIRECTIONS---- HOW TO POST TO NEWSGROUPS, MESSAGE BOARDS, etc.---------- 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 memory.

Here's the interesting part: even if you only get a 7.5% return from your 200 posts, this is what can happen:

If 200 people receive your post,15 people will send you $1.00 = $15.
If 15 people reach 200 people, 225 people respond with $1.00 = $225.
If 225 people reach 200 people, 3375 resond with $1.00 = $3375.
If 3375 people reach 200 people,50,625 people respond with $1.00= $50,625
If 50,625 people reach 200 people,759,375 people respond with$1.00 = $759.375


Step 4) 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 5) save your new notepad File as a .txt file. If you want to do your postings in different sittings, you'll always have this file to go back to. :

Step 6) Use Netscape or Internet explorer and try searching for various newsgroups (on-line forums, message boards, chat sites, discussions.) Just example you log on any search engine like,,,, then you search with this subject millionaire message board? or money making message Board? or employment message board? or money making discussions? web entrepreneur forums? or money making forum? or business message board? etc. Home business forums? home business boards? BEING CREATIVE WILL BOOST YOUR RESULTS !!! You will find thousand & thousand message board. Click one by one then you will find the option post a new message.

Step 7) 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! Please Be Honest and it will truly work for you."

I figured $6 was not to much to invest to start my own game shop.

visit me at personal email removed!~FINS

Please read TOS.~FINS[color=DarkRed][/color]

Are you kidding me? Go away, scammer!

This type of thing has been around for years (used to be via mail). Additionally, Paypal is one of the most fraud-ridden money exchange sites on the internet.


Sub: #1 posted on Wed, 08/20/2008 - 13:39

drburr drburr

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Thanks did not know that did some research on the web but found nothing either way on it.

Sub: #2 posted on Wed, 08/20/2008 - 13:45

senith senith

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Whoops, sorry for accusing you of being a scammer yourself :oops:

Just a general assumption based on this type of cut and paste job.

The lowdown on this is that you do as the email says, and then you get one of those "update paypal" emails that false login to a password collector. At that point, they have control of your account and can see what emails you have sent payments to, and who has sent them to you, and also funnel money from whatever payment sources you have listed into their own paypal accounts. And it cycles from there.

Unfortunately, Paypal is so fraught with scammers and fraud now that companies like Amex will not allow their cards to be associated with an account unless you go through ID verification and such.

Welcome to the community :)

Sub: #3 posted on Wed, 08/20/2008 - 13:48

drburr drburr

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so I'm not going to have 22,000 dollar bills spilling out of my computer in 4 weeks?


Sub: #4 posted on Wed, 08/20/2008 - 14:05

smo65d11 smo65d11

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i wanted to say thanks for letting me know all the other sites i went on to did not let me know they just deleted the post. i only know they deleted them because i just went to them to leave a message about the info you guys gave me and there were gone and on some of them i have been lock out. So thanks this help make it so i would not continue post on other sites.

Sub: #5 posted on Wed, 08/20/2008 - 16:43


Chain letters of those nature are most definately illegal. Not only that, but if Paypal finds out about it, they will freeze your account and you will never see a dime of that money.

Sub: #6 posted on Thu, 08/21/2008 - 04:34

drjonah drjonah

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I wonder if Oprah REALLY did a show about it? I don't watch Oprah (well I actually don't have a TV but even if I did, I WOULDN'T watch Oprah!) but a LOT of people do, and they do what she says!

It would be interesting to hear what her take on this whole thing is?

Sub: #7 posted on Thu, 08/21/2008 - 05:23

smo65d11 smo65d11

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i have heard of this being connected with her but i don't even have $6 to throw around on nothing! i'm too paranoid to ever get involved in something like that and am sure it's a scam.

Sub: #8 posted on Thu, 08/21/2008 - 06:01

bea2ls bea2ls
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I honestly doubt Oprah did something on this. The flipside of people doing everything she says is that many of them will see somewhere that she endorsed something and not bother to check. Nice lady, but entirely too much influence over people.

Her people do check out claims of this type and weed out the garbage scams. Though, they occasionally get caught out in the cold.

I actually know about this scam through my work and studies (I'm in systems, and working on a comp sci/programming degree). Paypal security (or lack thereof) is actually a pretty hot topic in IT.

Sub: #9 posted on Thu, 08/21/2008 - 07:18

drburr drburr

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yea, i agree about her influence. i doubt she would recommend it, but maybe she did a show on similar scams or something and people just picked up her name. i have been hearing paypal isn't so safe. since pdls, i have been paranoid about my banking info. is there a safer way to send and recieve money online or is paypal it for now?

Sub: #10 posted on Thu, 08/21/2008 - 08:25

bea2ls bea2ls
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