☆ Prevent Yourself from Chain Letter Scams (Recent article, I think )
Now-a-days the trend of the society is changed and everyone wishes to earn quick money by some means, leading to lots of scams spreading across the internet.
One such worst scam is money earning through chain letters.
Chain letter through emails
It will start with the advertisement saying that you will become rich just by spending few dollars and sending the letter to 5 or 10 people and these 5 or 10 people will get into chain letter scheme and the link goes on... It will be framed in such a way that you will start thinking it is simple and true. To increase your confidence the sender will claim it as even he had not taken this opportunity seriously when he saw it first. But in due course, he just wanted to try it without any expectation and to the surprise after few weeks, money started flooded in.
It will also give systematic and statistical explanation on how the chain letter works for continuous flow of money. It details in such a way that any reader will definitely wish to join this chain letter scheme.
How Chain letters are proposed as legitimate business deal?
You will be asked to follow simple instructions.
First you have to order few reports (say 5) as shown in the given list and for each of the reports you will be asked to send few dollars (say $5) to the listed person directly. You will be asked to follow the sequence. It will also take details on your e-mail address and residence address to boost up your confidence.
Only after receipt of the money you will be registered with the chain letter scheme. To increase the interest, they will pour more honey like you will be asked to save the reports on your computer so that you can send to as many numbers of people you can and create the link for yourself. They will also provide statistical information like if at least 2% of mail receivers respond to your mails, you will get 1000s and 1000s of dollars and you will become a multi millionaire within a short span of time.
In reality, it is not true and you will not be paid at all. Moreover, you will loose the money, which you had already sent.
How to protect yourself from chain letters scams?
Scammers are people who give false promises that they will make you rich within a short period.
Scammers look for either your money or your personal information. So you have to be very careful in selecting the right job with the right company who has good track records with payment proofs. Also you need to take some third party consultation with Better Business Bureau (BBB) or Small Business Administration (SBA) before joining any online jobs.
You have to collect information on the company through various message forums in order to find out its legitimacy. Do not pay any money in advance or purchase their kit without knowing the company's profile. If the company is legitimate, it will pay you for the work you do and not vice versa.
Also do not let any personal information like bank details, residence address unless otherwise the company is 100% legitimate.
Please remember, if someone says, you can become a millionaire or billionaire just spending few dollars and sending e-mails, it is nothing but a trap set to steal your money.
Please do not believe these scam chain letters and fall in to the pit yourself. These chain letter authors are perfect frauds and trying to earn money as much as possible for themselves. There are so many legitimate online job providers in the internet who never demand money or your financial particulars. You can pick up the right one for earning a reasonable income. No bureau is certifying these chain letters as a business at all.
Only right amount of knowledge, systematic investment and adequate effort will make anyone to earn money successfully.
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☆ How to Defeat a Chain Letter (Very old article)
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(Last text update: 6 March 1996. (Version 1.2))
This is an anti-chain letter. It was written by Jed Hartman, not a missionary and not from South America or Asia, in November of 1994, and modified slightly several times since then. There's no way to tell how many times it's been "around the world" or even what that phrase means -- though at the time of writing it has never been around the world in any sense.
You are under no obligation to forward this letter. Nothing bad will happen to you because of failure to forward it. Furthermore, this letter absolves you of all bad luck you might otherwise have experienced through failure to forward other chain letters. That means you never again have to write "I'm not superstitious but..." on a chain letter and send it on; you never again have to worry that if you don't forward a chain letter Bad Things will happen to you. Next time you get a chain letter, read this letter again and throw out the other one without forwarding it. If you want to, you can send this letter to the person who sent you the bad-luck chain letter, but again, you will not experience bad luck because of failure to pass this letter on. You may wish to keep a copy of this letter around for future use, but you may also dispose of it immediately without ill effects. If you do pass this letter on, please send only a single copy of it to any given recipient; never send multiple copies of anything to anyone. Mailbombing someone with this letter is every bit as bad as any other form of mailbombing.
Please note that by forwarding a standard chain letter to someone, you are saying, in effect, "If you don't do what I tell you to do, something bad will happen to you." Would you make such a threat under any other circumstances? Would you be upset if someone else made such a threat to you? Just say no -- don't be a victim of bad luck wished on you by others. Refuse to propagate the chain.
In 1994, Liz Berry received a chain letter. She sent it on, with this note attached: "Fully aware of the perversity of perpetuating this silly superstitious nonsense, and sharing the annoyance I know you now feel upon receiving it, I nevertheless feel compelled to hit you with the following... besides, who knows?" Don't be like Liz -- don't feel compelled to forward arrant nonsense (in the form of a patently false letter which, after blatantly lying, insists that you obey it or suffer). Any potential bad luck resulting from failure to forward such a letter is negated by the letter you're reading right now.
Gloria Acosta received the same chain letter. She sent it on too, adding, "I'm very sorry, I hate to do this but I'm not about to break this also..." Don't apologize and don't feel bad; break the chain and demand to know why your friends are threatening you. If they're worried about bad luck, give them a copy of this letter. Don't threaten people just because you've been told that you must or else.
Please feel free to modify or excerpt this letter to suit your circumstances. It's in the public domain. Nobody ever modifies the standard chain letters (have you ever known anyone who's changed them? If you changed one, you wouldn't be forwarding it exactly, so you might get bad luck, right?), so how did the testimonials get into them? You know the ones -- "Mikhail Sarnikov received this letter and didn't forward it. In ten hours he was pummeled to death by thugs. Two days later he remembered the letter and sent it on; he instantly won the lottery and was elected President of the US." I got news for you: those testimonials are fakes, written by the original authors of the chain letters. Consider this: how could the information about what happened to a recipient get into the letter, after the person forwarded the letter (or failed to)?
And while we're dissecting chain letters, how does a chain letter know how many times it's been around the world? Does it come with a map? Does it have a visa? No; the author simply thought it sounded good to say it had been around the world a bunch of times. (Does it count if the letter only makes it halfway around the world and then gets sent back? What exactly does "around the world" mean here, anyway?) Besides, the most popular chain letter in circulation claims to have been written by "a missionary from South America" and says it "comes from Venezuela" -- if so, then why is the "original" of it "in New England"?
Good Luck but please remember: In ten years of receiving chain letters, I have never once passed one on. I've never once experienced bad luck because of not passing one on. I've never known anyone who's experienced good luck because of passing one on. Others I know have also refused to propagate the chain, and have never experienced bad luck because of it. You can do it too; disbelieve those letters and break the chain. And if you can't disbelieve, just remember that this letter will prevent any bad luck you might experience from breaking any chain letter. This is no joke.
☆ A Hearty Response to Chain-Letters!!! Finally!! (Viewer Discretion advised, NOT FOR KIDS)
Hello, my name is Basmati
Kasaar. I am suffering from rare and deadly diseases, poor scores on final
exams, extreme virginity, fear of being kidnapped and executed by anal
electrocution, and guilt for not forwarding out 50 billion f*cking chain letters
sent to me by people who actually believe that if you send them on, then that
poor 6 year old girl in Arkansas with a breast on her forehead will be able to
raise enough money to have it removed before her redneck parents sell her off to
the travelling freak show
Do you honestly believe that Bill
Gates is going to give you and everyone you send "his" email to $1000?
How stupid are you? Ooooh, lookyhere! If I
scroll down this page and make a wish, I'll get laid by every Playboy/Playgirl
model in the magazine! What a bunch of bullshit.
So basically, this message is a big
F*CK YOU to all the people out there who have nothing better to do than
send me stupid chain mail.
Maybe the evil chain letter
leprechauns will come into my apartment and sodomize me in my sleep for not
continuing the chain which was started by Jesus in 5A.D and was brought to this
country by midget pilgrims on the Mayflower and if it makes it to the year 2000,
it'll be in the Guinness Book of World Records for longest continuous
streak of blatant stupidity.
If you're going to forward something,
at least send me something mildly amusing. I've seen all the "send this to
50 of your closest friends, and this poor, wretched excuse for a human being
will somehow receive a nickel from some omniscient being" forwards about
I don't f*cking care.
Show a little intelligence and think about what you're actually
contributing to by sending out forwards. Chances are it's your
THE FOUR BASIC TYPES OF CHAIN
Chain letter type
1: (Scroll down)
Make a wish!!!
No, really, go on and make one!!!
Oh please, they'll never go out with
you!!! Wish something else!!!
Not that!!, you pervert!!!
Is your finger getting tired yet???
Wasn't that fun! Hope you made a great wish!
Now, to make you feel guilty, here's what I'll do.
First of all, if you
don't send this to 5096 people in the next 5 seconds, you will be raped by a mad
goat and thrown off a high building into a pile manure. It's true!
Because, THIS letter isn't like all of those fake ones, THIS one is
Here's how it goes:
*Send this to 1 person: One person will be pissed off at you
for sending them a stupid chain letter.
*Send this to 2-5 people: 2-5 people will be pissed off at you
for sending them a stupid chain letter.
*Send this to 5-10 people: 5-10 people will be pissed off at
you for sending them a stupid chain letter, and may form a plot on your
*Send this to 10-20 people: 10-20 people will be pissed off at
you for sending them a stupid chain letter and will firebomb your house.
Thanks!!!! Good Luck!!!
Chain letter type 2:
Hello, and thank you for reading this letter. You see, there is a
starving little boy in Baklaliviatatlaglooshen who has no arms, no legs, no
parents, and no goats. This little boy's life could be saved, because for
every time you pass this on, a dollar will be donated to the Little Starving
Legless Armless Goatless Boy from Baklaliviatatlaglooshen Fund.
Oh, and remember, we have absolutely no way of counting the emails sent and
this is all a complete load of bullshit. So go on, reach out.
Send this to 5 people in the next 47 seconds. Oh, and a reminder - if
you accidentally send this to 4 or 6 people, you will die instantly.
Chain letter type 3:
Hi There!! This chain letter has been in existence since 1897.
This is absolutely incredible because there was no email then and probably not
as many sad pricks with nothing better to do. So this is how it works:
Pass this on to 15,067 people in the next 7 minutes or something horrible will
happen to you like:
Bizarre Horror Story #1
Miranda Pinsley was walking home from school on
Saturday. She had received this letter and ignored it. She
then tripped in a crack in the sidewalk, fell into the sewer, was gushed down a
drainpipe in a flood of poopie, and went flying out over a waterfall. Not
only did she smell nasty, she died.
THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU!!!
BIZARRE STORY #2
Dexter Bip, a 13 year old boy, got a chain letter in
his mail and ignored it. Later that day, he was hit by a car, and so was
his boyfriend (hey, some people swing that way). They both died and went
to hell and were cursed to eat adorable kittens every day for eternity.
THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU TOO!!
Remember you could end up just like Pinsley and Bip. Just send
this letter to all of your loser friends, and everything will be okay.
Ending in Results
Chain letter type 4:
As if you care, here is a poem that I wrote. Send it to every one of
The point being??? If you get some chain letter that's threatening to
leave you shagless or luckless for the rest of your life, delete it.
If it's funny, send it on. Dont piss people off by making them feel guilty
about a leper in Botswana with no teeth, who's been tied to a dead elephant for
27 years, whose only saviour is the 5 cents per letter he'll receive if you
forward this mail, otherwise you'll end you like Miranda.
☆ The Anti-Chain Letter (Sent to me by a friend that got this from a friend...etc. LOL XD)
YXA B AXD A BXA D OXO
WITH STUPIDITY, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
This letter has been sent to you to stop you from sending out chain letters. The original was written in the 3rd century A.D. by a deranged member of the Most Holy Post. That version vanished during the Spanish Inquisition (Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition !!!!!!!!!). More recently, it was communicated telepathically to Shirley MacLaine by monks on the planet Mongo in the eighth dimension. Now it has been sent to you. Good things will soon be happening to you if you follow the instructions given in this letter.
This is no joke! If you do what this letter says to do, every person who owes you money will repay you. The IRS will never audit you again. Hugh Hefner will invite you to house-sit at the playboy mansion while he and the missus go on a six month vacation. Finally, you will be spotted by a head hunter and whisked off into the fast paced life of an insurance salesman in Kansas.
To get all of this good fortune, you must keep this letter for the next five years. If at any time during that time you receive a chain letter, don't send out any copies of it. Instead, you must send this anti-chain letter back to the person who sent you the chain letter (If you don't know who sent it, send a copy of this letter to a random person). At the end of five years, do the following 'de-briefing' ceremony, and you will be done:
1. Throw salt over your shoulder.
2. Throw salt over Zha Zha Gabor's shoulder.
3. Throw Zha Zha over your shoulder.
4. Walk under a ladder.
5. Do the rhumba under a ladder.
6. Pray the rosary.
7. Pray the zippity-doo-dah, zippity-ay.
8. Drink Vitameatavegimin (3 tablespoons at a time)
9. Mix 2 frogs, 3 locks of Michael Jackson's hair, 2 turtledoves, and the remains of this letter in a cauldron and boil at 375 degrees for 2 hours and 3 minutes.
10. Place the whole mixture in the microwave on saute for 6:53 and place in serving bowls, then chill.
11. Gargle, then spit.
DO NOT IGNORE THIS LETTER. If you do, nuclear war is a definite possibility. You will develop psoriasis, gout, hemmhoroids, herpes, and/or a common cold. Some day you will definitely die if you ignore this letter!!!!! Furthermore, your next-door neighbor will start a manure farm in his backyard and begin playing the bagpipe (late at night usually). You may even be forced to spend an evening with an accountant and an insurance salesman discussing their work.
A police officer from Temecula won the publisher's clearing house sweepstakes. A girl in Chicago got the letter and continued sending out chain letters anyway. She died a month later when a ream of paper fell off a truck and crushed the Fahrvervgnugen out of her Volkswagen Bug. Madonna obeyed the letter and discovered the razor. A lot of women didn't follow the letter's instructions and became mothers of Wilt Chamberlain's illegitimate children.
Don't send out those chain letters and see what happens. You will be shocked to find that none of their curses come true. The person you send this anti-chain letter to will be heartily amused, and besides, its much easier to send out one copy of this than 5 or 20 copies of some dreary chain letter.
Do note the following: All of the passengers of the Titanic received this letter. When someone on the boat started a chain letter going, they all ignored this letter and passed it along, and the result is history. Dick Grayson carried out the letter's instructions and became Robin, Batman's Boy Wonder. Both Mike Tyson and Robin Givens received this letter and threw it away. Then they got married. Clarence Thomas followed the letter's instructions. Charles Keating didn't.
In 1987, the letter was received by a young woman in California. It was very faded and barely readable. She promised herself that she would not send out any chain letters. A year later she forgot, and when she received a chain letter, she faithfully typed out the ten copies of the letter and placed them in envelopes. She developed breast cancer, and the doctors told her she would lose both breasts. While rummaging through her desk looking for a bottle of sleeping pills, she found this letter. She immediately threw away all of the copies of the chain letter she had prepared. The next day, the doctors told her they had mistaken someone else's X-ray for hers, and that she was perfectly healthy. Now she's a showgirl in Las Vegas.
Remember, send no chain letters. Do not ignore this letter.