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Monday, January 31, 2005

Washington Post looks at making money from blogs

From the Blog Herald: "In perhaps a sign old media is finally realising that articles of interest to bloggers are worthy of printing (as opposed to about them), the Washington Post has run a light, yet informative piece on the opportunities to make money from blogs."

Source: Washington Post through the Blog Herald

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This is such a bogus scam. The ONLY Larry McMahon in or around Norfolk, VA was my father..who lived in Virginia Beach. He constantly recieved calls about this scam and was very upset his name was used to promote it. Even through his last 2 years of life, while dealing with nonstop agressive treatment for cancer, he fielded calls. He died in February of 2006. Don't believe the lies. Save yourself the "too good to be true" and skip this crazy story above...

K. French
Va Beach,Va

Posted by: Kris at Apr 27, 2007 6:53:43 AM

EASIER AND FASTER WAY TO MAKE MONEY !!!
Showmanreal

11/02/06
4:01 PM CST
Subject Author Date
EASIER AND FASTER WAY TO MAKE MONEY!!! ColinL Mon Aug 14 09:53:59 PDT 2006


Make Money fast and easily!!! Legally!!!!
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Dear Friends: Greetings: I am a retired attorney. A few years ago a man came to me with a letter. He asked me to verify the fact that this was legal to do. I told him I would review it and get back to him. When I first read the letter my client brought me, I thought it was some ?off-the-wall? idea to make money. A week and a half later we met in my office to discuss the issue. I told him the letter he originally brought me was not 100% legal. My client then asked me to alter it to make it perfectly legal. I asked him to make one small change in the letter. I was still curious about the letter, so he explained to me how it works. I thought it seemed like a long shot, so I decided against participating. But before my client left, I asked him to keep me updated on his results. About two months later, he called me to tell me he had received over $800,000 in cash.
I didn?t believe him, so he asked me to try this idea and find out for myself. I thought about it for a couple of days and decided I really didn?t have anything to lose, so I asked him for a copy of the letters. I followed the instructions exactly, mailed 200 copies, and sure enough, the money started coming in! It arrived slowly at first, but coming. I kept a precise record of the earnings, and in the end, it totaled $978,493! I could hardly believe it. I met with my friend for lunch to find out exactly how it worked. He told me there are quite a few similar letters around, but this one is different because there are six names at the end of the letter, not five like some others.
This fact alone results in your name being in far more returns. The other fact was the help I gave him, making sure the whole thing was legal, since no one wants to take the risk of doing something illegal. By now you are surely curious to know what small changes to make. If you sent a letter like this one out, in order to be completely legal, you must actually sell something in order to receive a dollar in return. So when you send a dollar to each of the names on the list, you must include these words, ?PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST? and include your name and address. This is the key to the program. The item you will receive for the dollar you sent to the six people below is the letter.
At the time I first tried this idea, I was earning a good living as a lawyer. But everyone in the legal profession will tell you there is a lot of stress that comes with the job. I told myself if things worked out, I would retired from my practice and play golf. I decided to try the letter again, but this time I sent 500 copies. Three months later , I had totaled $2,341,178! Here are a few reasons a person might give for not trying this program: Ø Some people think they can never make a lot of money with anything this simple. Ø Some are afraid they will be ridiculed for trying Ø Some dream of large sums of money, but do nothing to actually achieve it. Ø Some are just plain lazy. Ø Some are afraid of losing their investment. They think this program is designed to beat them out of a few dollars.
The system works if you will just try it. But you must follow the simple instructions exactly, and in less than three months, you will receive $800,000 GUARANTEED! Keep what you are doing to yourself for awhile. Many will tell you it won`t work and will try to talk you out of your dreams. Let them know of your success after it works.
LETTERS FROM PARTICIPANTS IN THIS PROGRAM: My name is David Rhodes. In 1992 my car was repossessed and bill collectors were housing my. I was laid off and my unemployment ran out. In October of 1992, I received a letter telling me how to earn $800,000 anytime I wanted. Of course, I was skeptical. But because I was so desperate and virtually had nothing to lose, I gave it a try. In January 1993, my family and I went on a 10-day cruise. The next month I bought a brand new Mercedes with cash! I am currently building a home in Virginia and I will never have to work again. This money program really works perfectly every time. I have never failed to receive less than $500,000. This is a legitimate, money-making opportunity. It does not require you to sell anything or to come in contact with people. And , best of all, you only leave the house to mail the letters. If you have always believed that someday you would get the lucky break, then simply follow the instructions and make dreams come true.
Larry McMahon, Norfolk, VA Six months ago, I received this letter and ignored it. Five more came within a period of time and I ignored them also. I was tempted, but I was convinced that they were just a Hoax. After three weeks of deliberating, I decided to give it a try ( not expecting much ). Two weeks went by and nothing happened. The fourth week was unbelievable! I cant say I received $800,000 but I received $400,000. For the first time in years, I am debt free. I am doing this again, only this time starting with 500 post. I strongly recommend that you follow the instructions exactly as outlined in this letter.
INSTRUCTIONS 1. Immediately send $1.00 to each of the six people on the list at the end of this letter. Wrap the dollar bill in a note saying ? Please add me to your mailing list? and include your name and address.
2. Copy this letter. You do not have to type it 200 times. Simply place your cursor at the top of the page, hold it and drag it all the way down to the end of the letter. Then click on "edit" and select "copy". Now open up a notepad file on your computer and put the cursor at the top of the page in the notepad, click on 'edit' and then select 'paste' it will copy the letter for you onto your computer.
3. Remove the name next to the #1 on the list and move the rest of the names up one position (#2 becomes #1, #3 becomes #2, etc?..) Then place your name in the #6 position. Then save it, make sure it is saved as a txt. file.
4. When you have completed the instructions, take this letter and then go to (Google,Yahoo,...) and type in (Making Money Massege board,or post massege,...)and start posting your copy to 200 message boards,or more this is only the minimum, you can post as much as you like...The more copies you send the better the results. Keep a copy of this letter so you can use it a second time. Post it out again in six months, but Post it with the addresses you receive with each dollar. It will work better the second time. NOTE: This service is 100% legal - (Refer to title 18 section 1302 of the U.S. Postal & lottery laws) How does it work? When you send out 200 Posts, 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) Those 225 people Post 200 Posts each and 3,375 people send you $1.00 ($3,375.00) Those 3,375 post 200 posts each and 759,375 people send you $1.00 ($759,375.00) At this point your name drops off the list, but so far you have received $813,615.00. P.S. When your money begins to come in, give the first 10% to charity with spirit and share a good fortune!

#1] Matt Ganoza 3819 WheatGrain Lane Fairfax Va 22033
#2] E. Kindle, 17246 CR 7650, Newburg, MO 65550
#3] Bryan Keach, Murfreesboro TN 37130
#4] Brandon Decesere 2200 Northwest Drive, North Huntingdon PA, 15642
#5] Colin Llewellyn 5305 Rosaer Place Virginia Beach, VA 23464
#6] James L Nash 77 washington st, Seattle Wa 98104

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Posted by: Jim at Nov 17, 2006 12:02:18 AM

A VERY SIMPLE WAY TO GET RICH$$$$

*********AS SEEN ON OPRAH*********

Dear Friends: Greetings: I am a retired attorney. A few years ago a man
came to me with a letter. He asked me to verify the fact that this was
legal to do. I told him I would review it and get back to him. When I
first read the letter my client brought me, I thought it was some
"off-the-wall" idea to make money. A week and a half later we met in my
office to discuss the issue. I told him the letter he originally brought

me
was not 100% legal. My client then asked me to alter it to make it
perfectly legal. I asked him to make one small change in the letter. I

was still curious about the letter, so he explained to me how it works. I
thought it seemed like a long shot, so I decided against participating.
But before my client left, I asked him to keep me updated on his
results. About two months later, he called me to tell me he had received

over $800,000 in cash. I didn't believe him, so he asked me to try this

idea and find out for myself. I thought about it for a couple of days and
decided I really didn't have anything to lose, so I asked him for a
copy of the letters. I followed the instructions exactly, mailed 200
copies, and sure enough, the money started coming in! It arrived slowly

at first but coming in nonetheless. I kept a precise record of the
earnings, and in the end, it totaled $978,493!

I could hardly believe it. I met with my friend for lunch to find out
exactly how it worked. He told me there are quite a few similar letters
around, but this one is different because there are six names at the
end of the letter, not five like some others. This fact alone results in
your name being in far more returns. The other fact was the help I gave
him, making sure the whole thing was legal, since no one wants to take
the risk of doing something illegal.

By now you are surely curious to know what small changes to make. If
you sent a letter like this one out, in order to be completely legal, you
must actually sell something in order to receive a dollar in return. So
when you send a dollar to each of the names on the list, you must
include these words, "PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST" and include

your name and address. This is the key to the program. The item you will
receive for the dollar you sent to the six people below is the letter.

At the time I first tried this idea, I was earning a good living as a
lawyer. But everyone in the legal profession will tell you there is a
lot of stress that comes with the job. I told myself if things worked
out, I would retire from my practice and play golf. I decided to try the
letter again, but this time I sent 500 copies. Three months later, I had
totaled $2,341,178!

Here are a few reasons a person might give for not trying this program:

Some people think they can never make a lot of money with anything
this simple.
Some are afraid they will be ridiculed for trying
Some dream of large sums of money, but do nothing to actually
achieve it.
Some are just plain lazy.
Some are afraid of losing their investment. They think this program
is designed to beat them out of a few dollars.

The system works if you will just try it. But you must follow the
simple instructions EXACTLY, and in less than three months, you will

receive
$800,000 GUARANTEED! Keep what you are doing to yourself for awhile.
Many will tell you it won't work and will try to talk you out of your
dreams. Let them know of your success after it works.

LETTERS FROM PARTICIPANTS IN THIS PROGRAM:

My name is David Rhodes. In 1992 my car was repossessed and bill
collectors were housing me. I was laid off and my unemployment ran out.

In October of 1992, I received a letter telling me how to earn $800,000
anytime I wanted. Of course, I was skeptical. But because I was so
desperate and virtually had nothing to lose, I gave it a try. In January

1993, my family and I went on a 10-day cruise. The next month I bought a
brand new Mercedes with cash! I am currently building a home in Virginia
and I will never have to work again. This money program really works
perfectly every time. I have never failed to receive less than $500,000.
This is a legitimate, money-making opportunity. It does not require you
to sell anything or to come in contact with people. And, best of all,
you only leave the house to mail the letters. If you have always believed
that someday you would get the lucky break, then simply follow the
instructions and make dreams come true.

Larry McMahon, Norfolk, VA Six months ago, I received this letter and
ignored it. Five more came within a period of time and I ignored them
also. I was tempted, but I was convinced that they were just a Hoax.
After three weeks of deliberating, I decided to give it a try (not
expecting much). Two weeks went by and nothing happened. The fourth week

was
unbelievable! I can't say I received $800,000 but I received $400,000.
For the first time in years, I am debt free. I am doing this again, only
this time starting with 500 posts. I strongly recommend that you follow
the instructions exactly as outlined in this letter.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Immediately send $1.00 to each of the six people on the list at the
end of this letter. Wrap the dollar bill in a note saying "Please add
me to your mailing list" and include your name and address.
Copy this letter. You do not have to type it 200 times. Simply place
your cursor at the top of the page, hold it and drag it all the way
down to the end of the letter. Then click on "edit" and select "copy".

Now
open up a notepad file on your computer and put the cursor at the top
of the page in the notepad, click on 'edit' and then select 'paste' it
will copy the letter for you onto your computer.

Remove the name next to the #1 on the list and move the rest of the
names up one position (#2 becomes #1, #3 becomes #2, etc.....) Then
place your name in the #6 position. Then save it, make sure it is saved

as
a txt. file. This is very a very important step!
When you have completed the instructions, take this letter and then
go to (Google,Yahoo,Craigslist...) and type in (Money Making

Message-board, or
POST MESSAGE(THIS IS MUCH EASIER AND FASTER),...) and start posting your

copy to 200 message boards, or
more this is only the minimum, you can post as much as you like...The
more copies you send the better the results. Keep a copy of this letter
so you can use it a second time. Post it out again in six months, but
Post it with the addresses you receive with each dollar. It will work
better the second time. NOTE: This service is 100% legal - (Refer to

title
18 section 1302 of the U.S. Postal & lottery laws)

How does it work? When you send out 200 Posts, 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) Those
225 people Post 200 Posts each and 3,375 people send you $1.00
($3,375.00) Those 3,375 people will post 200 posts each and 50,625 people

send you $1.00
($50,625.00) Those 50,625 people will post 200 posts each and 759,375

people send you $1.00 ($759,375.00) At this point your name drops off the

list, but
so far you have received $813,615.00. P.S. When your money begins to
come in, give the first 10% to charity with spirit and share a good
fortune!

#1.Robert Matthew P.O. Box 2211 Silverthorne, CO 80498
#2.Jonathan Scott 905 West Ash Lane #205 Euless, TX 76039
#3.Victor Rodriguez 8134 Baxter Ave Elmhurst, NY 11373
#4.Tracy Preston 58-35 Granger Street apt #5E, Corona,NY 11368
#5.Ryan Hansen W2335 County Line Rd. Cleveland, WI 53015
#6.Candice Ryan 3404 24th Ct. Albany, OR 97322

This really, really, works! I tried it once and I'm doing it again,
first to be honest I only posted 145 posts and I didn't receive a lot
only $6,689.00 in 3 months, at least this means that it really works, so
this time I'm posting 604 posts and I've got so far in 2 months
$15,640.00 this is really like a dream come true. So go on and try it
trust me you've got nothing to lose....

Important tip - Cover money by paper fully by which it can not been
seen in light, because postal employees do some cheat some times....ok.

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE. THE PLAN IS SO SIMPLE, IT'S ELEGANT. DO NOT
DELAY. START RIGHT NOW! YOUR RISK IS ABOUT $6 AS I SEE IT. THIS IS A
LEGIMATE BUSINESS VENTURE THAT RESULTS IN TAXABLE INCOME. BE SURE TO
FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS TO THE LETTER IF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH

BECOMING
WEALTHY! GOOD LUCK.

Posted by: Cryan at Aug 19, 2005 10:50:54 PM