On Wed, 6 Oct 1999 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> INCREDIBLE $0 to $50,000 in 90 days!!!
Earning $0 with just a $5 investment?
That's not really what I'm looking for.
> Hello, my name is Brian.
[snip: The Life of Brian]
And now for something completely different:
> With the exponential growth of the internet and electronic
> commerce I realized the virtually unlimited market potential.
This must have something to do with that law stating that the amount of clue on the internet is constant. Besides, there's one born every minute!
> This method of raising capital REALLY WORKS 100% EVERY TIME.
IE. You're guaranteed to end up with something between $0 and $50K. But why go through this trouble when you already _have_ $0 :)
> This is not a chain letter,
"C'est ne pas une pipe"
(it's a _copy_ of a chain letter)
> Your cost to participate in this is practically nothing
> SENDING BULK E-MAIL:
This will cost you your connectivity. At least, I know it'll cost the sender of this latest message his connectivity :))
> PLACING FREE ADS ON THE INTERNET:
I don't think this will work. Frankly, I think anybody who is able to read will be able to see through the story. And as for people who can't read, they'll probably know the banner rule too... "If it moves, it's junk"
> PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR THESE REPORTS NOW:
[snip the adresses of people who will be getting a lot of magazine subscriptions]
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