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Paypal Money Maker 5 dollars into 24k Scam!!

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by Botterman, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Botterman

    Botterman Registered Member

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    I love these just got this one in my inbox today. They had a similar one going on with regular mail send a dollar and get money back.

    HOW many people really fall for this??


    As Seen On OPRAH & 20/20 - TURN $5 into $24500! (or more, thats just what he made)
    Earn money using PAYPAL as seen on Oprah & 20/20
    THE PAYPAL $5 DOLLAR MONEY-MAKING METHOD
    AS SEEN ON OPRAH EARN HUGE $$$$$$$$
    Ok this is all you need:
    1) An email address
    2) A PayPal account
    3) $5.00
    THIS IS A 2007, CURRENT EMAIL LIST
    ?Ever since the internet became popular, the word "scam" has become a daily term. I have never once tried any money making "system" outside of this because of that very reason. However, after reading reports on the validity and reputation of this money making system (seen on Oprah,CNN, and other media forums) I decided to give this one a shot... Especially since the so called "risk" is only $5.00. I mean, for the chance, what a joke right? Anyway, only hours after implementing this exact system I about fell out of my chair as money ACTUALLY started rolling in. I couldn't believe it and for that reason, I wrote this intro and became a believer in this system.?
    -Dude who wrote this. (hey at least I?m not taking his credit)
    WHAT IS IT?
    The idea is that of a system that takes advantage of the power of
    compounding. And in a big way, let me tell you. First and foremost
    understand that there are countless spin-offs of this system that try to make a "quick buck" off of people. Long lists, the 5 & 10 dollar trees, the birthday systems, etc... Those spin-offs do make money because of the ease of implementation of this idea, but they do NOT use the compounding advantage. This system is THE legit and profitable one.
    Here is how it works...
    There is a list of 5 email addresses (you'll see it as you read further). Each of these people has already taken part in this system. When someone new comes along (such as yourself) he/she removes #1 off of the list, moves the other four email addresses up one position (i.e. #5 goes to #4, #3 to #2, etc.), and places their PayPal email address in the #5 position. This process is what develops the power of compounding. The bottom line is this... Honesty and Integrity creates Profitability. Following
    this EXACT process is what creates the money, and that is why this system has been raved about in the media. Altering the system creates weak results. The legality of this system comes from the idea that you are of course creating a mailing list, and a "service" is being provided (more on that later.) Now on to how your $5.00 creates BIG money...
    INSTRUCTIONS:
    STEP 1:The first thing to do is highlight and SAVE this entire post in word
    or notepad on your computer so you can come back to it later.
    After that, if you are not already a PayPal user you need to go to
    the PayPal website at https://www.paypal.com/ and SIGN UP. If you want to be able to receive credit card payments from other people then you will need to sign up for a PREMIER or BUSINESS account (not just a PERSONAL account). This is highly recommended to allow others easy payment options. In order to place the initial $5 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 by millions of people
    worldwide.
    STEP 2:Here is where the action occurs. The first thing to do is to send a
    $1.00 payment to each of the 5 email addresses on the current list
    from your PayPal account. To do this quickly and successfully, follow these simple steps:
    1. Login to PayPal and click on the "Send Money" tab near the top of the screen
    2. In the "Recipient's Email" field enter the email address
    3. In the "Amount" field enter "1" (This is your $1.00 payment)
    4. In the "Category" field select "Service" (Keeping it legal)
    5. In the "Subject" field type "EMAIL LIST", and in the "NOTE" field enter "PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR EMAIL LIST". By doing this, you are creating a service and maintaining the legality of the system by "paying" for the service.
    6. Finally, click on the "Continue" button to complete the payment.
    Repeat these steps for each of the 5 email addresses. That's it! By
    sending the $1.00 payment to each address, you are implementing the compounding POWER of the system. You will reap what you sow!
    Here is the current e-mail list:
    *************************************************
    The email list:
    1) EMAIL
    2) EMAIL
    3) EMAIL
    4) EMAIL
    5) EMAIL

    ************************************************
    STEP 3:Now take the #1 email off of the list that you see above (from your
    saved file), move the other addresses up (5 becomes 4, 3 becomes 2, etc.) and add YOUR email address (the one used for your PayPal account) as number 5 on the list. This is the only part of the document that should be changed. ** Make sure your email address is the one you have registered with PayPal **
    STEP 4 post your amended article to at least 200 newsgroups or message
    boards. Keep in mind that there are tens of thousands of groups online! All you need is 200, but remember the more you post the more money you make - as well as everyone else on the list! I've began to see money roll in before I even hit 100 posts, but try to hit around 200 to allow maximum exposure. Use Netscape, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, or whatever your internet browser is to search for various news groups, on-line forums, message boards, bulletin boards, chat sites, discussions, discussion groups, on-line communities, etc.
    For example?
    log on to any search engine like yahoo.com or google.com and type in a subject like 'MILLIONAIRE MESSAGE BOARD', 'MONEY MAKING DISCUSSIONS', 'MONEY MAKING FORUMS', or 'BUSINESS MESSAGE BOARD', etc. You will find thousands and thousands of message boards. Click them one by one and you will find the option to post a new message. Fill in the subject which will be the header that everyone sees as they scroll through the list of postings in a particular group, and post the article with the NEW list of email addresses included. 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.
    HOW THE MONEY WORKS:
    When you post 200 messages in various forums, it is estimated that at LEAST 15 people will respond and send you a $1.00 ($15.00). Those 15 will Post 200 Posts each and 225 people send you $1.00 ($225.00), etc. through 5 levels of email addresses. For comprehension purposes, here is an easy viewing chart:
    1) 15(1) = 15 people ($1) = $15
    2) 15(15) = 225 people ($1) = $225
    3) 15(225) = 3375 people ($1) = $3375
    4) 15(3375) = 50625 people ($1) = $50625
    5) 15(50625) = 759375 people ($1) = $759375
    As you can see, your $5.00 has multiplied exponentially. What other opportunity that is as simple as this can cash in the way this can?! I'm not going to say this is going to make everyone over $800,000, but within a few WEEKS you begin to see results, thanks to the speed of the internet!
    When your name is no longer on the list, take the latest posting in
    the newsgroups and begin the process again. Simply amazing...
    Follow the system as described, and enjoy your PROFITS!!!
    REMEMBER... HONESTY AND INTEGRITY = PROFITABILITY
    YOUR NAME COULD CYCLE FOR A LONG TIME! THIS MAKES IT THE GIFT THAT
    KEEPS ON GIVING.
    This is excellent seed money to start or expand a business, buy your dream home, car and pay off whatever bills you may have. Good luck!
    HOW TO POST TO NEWS GROUPS?
    Use Netscape or Internet Explorer and try searching for various
    newsgroups (on-line forums, message boards, chat sites, discussions.) Log on any search engine like yahoo.com, google.com, altavista.com, excite.com, etc., then search with the subject "millionaire message
    board; or; money making message board; or; employment message board; or making discussions; or ''money making forum; or; business message board; etc.
    You will find thousands & thousands of message boards.
    Click on them one by one and you will find the option 'post a new message'. Then Post this article as a 'new message' by highlighting the text of this letter and selecting copy then 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! It only takes about 60 seconds to complete postings on message boards after you catch on.when you get the money please give 25% to charity please.
    REMEMBER, THE MORE NEWSGROUPS YOU POST IN, THE MORE MONEY YOU WILL MAKE!!
    GOOD LUCK!!!! God Bless "Pay It Forward"
    It's time to go back to school! Get the latest trends and gadgets that make the grade on AOL Shopping.
     
  2. Rambo

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    This is so odd and just basically stupid MLM scams. Stay away from this bullshit. I really dont know how people fall for such nonsense.
     
  3. soulchief

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    wow, if they want to scam, they should try to make it short and convincing.. not an essay.
     
  4. otherjohn

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    what??? a scam? But it was on Oprah and I already sent my $5
     
  5. TwistedNature

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    oprah?! That means it works!
     
  6. a0rta

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    It may be scam but for sure there are a lot of people falling for it. Some is just plain dumb and stupid and would fall for anything. Others are just thinking that 5$ is so little so they can just follow along just in case.

    Take all those Nigeria letters.. Thar have been going on since the 50'th and still people are dumb enough to fall for it. I guess it's even more nowadays when they can send all those letters through e-mail and don't have to spend money on post stamps. More mails, more dumb people falling for it. I just love those news articles about people crying out in the press talking about those stupid Nigerians who stole their life savings. yes they do now and then write about that in newspapers in Sweden. I guess other countries have got bored and stooped even bother about those cases for years ago. Still.. It works and there are people making lots of money form those letters.

    About dumb people.. I know about a guy who did set up a scam that he made tons of money on. He wasn't selling this online but off line where he met people and gave them a good opportunity. For 20 000 Sek (Swedish crowns) one can get a piece of money from life insurance when people dies and where they haven't got any relatives to heritage them. It was said that one could get 1 500 000 Sek after 1 year out of 20 000 invested, as each share was sold for. If paid for two shares one could get 3 000 000 Sek after 1 year. I don't know the story so well but it was something about an insurance company who was giving this out for a fee to not have to give all the money to the government (if no relatives the government in Sweden heritages) and since the insurance company already had paid taxes for the money when it was on their accounts they just wanted to get some money back...

    Anyway... He did sell this big time and made a shit load of money and eventually also ended up in jail. In jail he continued to sell this to his inmates and as I heard some guys broke his arm for some weeks ago to force him to pay back money to them. Ant it's more of them waiting in line to get either their money back or to break or cut a piece of him.

    To sell this is dumb in the first place. To sell it to inmates who knows who you are and how to get you... Well that's even dumber.. :d


    ...I wonder if it wouldn't work to make money by just sending out spam to people telling them a sad story about once blind son in some third world country who is in desperate need for surgery and where the family can't afford to pay for it. I think I will try that one out. Or maybe it's already done? I haven't seen it... Guess I got a too good spam filter ;)
     
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  7. affmatters

    affmatters Newbie Premium Member

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    just wondering how can this work?
    Just a single complaint and the whole list of paypal a/c is in deep shit
     
  8. NavyManGermany

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    I don't believe that there are anymore people that do this scam. This is very old, maybe it worked at the beginning... I don't know. To some noobs it sounds very "hot" maybe, but hey: Mostly ALL paypal email adresses in this letter are from ONE person. I tried this too some years ago and all adresses provided in this letter were mine ;) But I haven't had any luck with this. And I had MANY email adresses for sending this letter. Believe me: No chance! So, don't give it a try, except you don't know any "better" methods... :rolleyes:
     
  9. Black&Red

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    This is SOOOO old!

    It could work in 2004 or 2005 not in 2008 :D
    Give me a brake.
     
  10. izzamaney

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    haha the first time I saw this my first thought was 'I can just replace all the emails with emails for my paypal' and boy I thought I was a genius for that. Also, it wasn't really on oprah, I found this out later to my disappointment :(
     
  11. blackhatready

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    LOL! I still have a couple of ads up from 2004 when I tried this!

    The only difference is that I used addresses. Made about $30, but wasn't worth it.
     
  12. gundamwing

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    no skill to earn money
     
  13. bigman

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    as long as there are people who fall for shit like that....who needs skill :rolleyes:
     
  14. SharpEdge

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    dude that shit would soo still work you people like my parents on the internet ,, trying to check her work email

    example..
    http://www.email.sgdh.com

    in the google search

    on a good note she wouldn't even know were to start in order to be able to send paypal money lol
     
  15. CrustyBacon

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    LOL this is called a chain mail scam. Look it up online. It's a very old method and there have been people jailed for starting such scams.
     
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    Crusty, you should be shot and burned for bringing up a thread that is almost three years old.
     
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    You call it a scam and you are promoting it..pretty stupid.

     
  18. Evan257

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    Classic. Ah takes me back to 2006.