I wanted to put this out there for everyone here on Gather.
There are some chain letters floating around - i've gotten 3 in the last month or two, and there are hundreds online.
Jist is Make 250'000 in weeks - seen on Oprah and 20/20.
They go on to say it's legal and proven. All you have to do is send one dollar (some say more) to 5 or 6 people listed above. Then copy the letter take off the first name more 2 up to 1 and so on down the list and put you in number 6. Then make 200 copies, buy 200 address and 200 stamps. Then send send send and you'll be racking in the dough.
There are also ones say pay using paypal. and have a letter from paypal - the letter is FAKE! Just email Paypal and they'll tell you its fake!
I want to tell you this is a chain letter and illegal. I've talked to people that did this and got no where near the money it promised. The only one making money on this is the copy places and the site that lets you buy addresses.
Just don't do it! It's not worth it! There are plenty of legit ways to earn money - like Get Paid to sites, paid to click sites, sales and starting your own site.
Don't clear out a forest trying to get rich quick - it won't. You'll be lucky to get the money back you spent on the addresses. OR you could end up with a lawsuit.
So tell your friends - lets help each other from falling for this. Then for your enjoyment do a search for $250'000 in weeks as seen on oprah and 20/20 and see how many differnt forms of this letter you find.
Invest in yourself and others by not letting anyone you know fall for it! (Yes that is mocking a line in the letter!)
I'd love to hear if anyone here has gotten this letter and if anyone tried it. If you did I'm sorry but your story may help others. :-)
PS - this was in no way copied from a site - these are all my own words quoted from a letter I really received in the mail. I am not supporting it in any way so no need to flag.