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Congratulations to CAS at coconut.net for the $$$FAST CASH$$$ page [Sorry, but you did not act fast enough. This fantastic opportunity is no longer available, though I am sure they have moved on to another address. If you find them, please let me know.] This is a rather straightforward chain letter scam.You send one dollar to each of the five names listed, along with anybody else who falls for this scam. And you are promised "Follow these instructions EXACTLY and in 20 - 60 days you will have received well over $50,000.00 cash in the mail." How could anyone pass this one up? For five bucks I get over $50,000. Now, let's see, what kind of return on my investment would that be? HUGE! Exactamundo. Two of the names on the list are from Coconut Creek, Florida. If enough suckers fall for this scheme, I imagine the boys can stay retired in sunny Florida. And, in case you are wondering, you can take their word for it that this scheme is perfectly legal! Of course it is, because these boys have done something they think is really clever. They say "If you have any doubts as to the legality of this service, please refer to Title 18, Sections 1302 and 1341 of the Postal Lottery Laws." If you don't have the Postal Lottery Laws at hand, too bad. You'll just have to take their word for it. Anyway, they think they are not just another chain letter because they claim that you are now in the mail order business and your business is the business of creating lists. Of course, they forget to explain how I am in the mail order business when I send five strangers one dollar each and then remove the top name on the list and add mine to the bottom. I now am supposed to make the new list, with my name on it, available to the world on the WWW. Others can then send me $1 so they can buy my list and put their name on it. I'm in the business of selling lists, I guess.
"This is a service," according to the boys from Florida. I can see that. It is a very useful service, too. How did we get along without it before now? The boys also say
NOTE: Make sure that you retain EVERY name and address sent to you, either on computer or hard copy. DO NOT discard the names and notes that people send to you.
This is PROOF that you are truly providing a service, and should the I.R.S. or some other government agency questions you, you can provide them with this proof!
I feel better already, knowing that all I need to do is keep a list of the names of those wonderful people who have sent me cash and the IRS will take that as proof that I am "truly providing a service," as opposed to running another chain letter scam. The best claim, though, is this one:
REMEMBER - THIS PROGRAM FAILS ONLY IF YOU ARE NOT HONEST -PLEASE!!
PLEASE BE HONORABLE...IT DOES WORK! THANK YOU
These are people of integrity, so don't let them down by being dishonest! If you are still skeptical, then I suggest you listen carefully to the testimonials. Remember, these are from people who are honest and honorable, otherwise it would not have worked for them. Here's one from another fellow in Florida who says his name is Dave Rhodes.
I have earned over $400,000.00 (Four Hundred Thousand Dollars) to date and will become a millionaire within 4 or 5 months.Anyone can do the same. This money making program works perfectly every time, 100% of the time. I have NEVER failed to earn $50,000.00 or more whenever I wanted. Best of all, you never have to leave home except to go to your mailbox or post office.
Now, doesn't Dave sound like your kind of guy? Remember, when you join up, send only CA$H.
Roger, who identifies himself as an ex-Lawyer and ex-Con, has turned me on to another FAST CASH scheme. Check it out. [Sorry, but once again you did not act fast enough. This fantastic opportunity is no longer available.]
Holger from Deutchland has turned me on to yet another FAST CASH scheme. [Sorry, but once again you did not act fast enough. This fantastic opportunity is no longer available.]