I was fortunate enough to receive one yesterday. In a word, it was marvelous. It came from a "retired attorney" who wanted to assure me this endeavor was entirely legal. Said attorney (no gender provided) even cited Title 18, Sections 1302 & 1342 of the U.S. Postal and Lottery Laws to prove it! Some other highlights (all stylings and misspellings repeated from the letter):
- A tip: STAY COOL.... Keep your job until you plan your next step.
- Sow 10% of your income to your church (tithing-Mal3 you reap what you sow.)
- The first testimonial came from a Jay Hollman, while the last one (and cleverly placed on the next page) came from Dick Hollman.
I should add that the total in the spreadsheet does not match the total in the chain letter; ironically enough, it was less in the letter.
You might be asking yourself, "Gee, this sounds great, but I don't know 200 people to send this to!" Well, don't fret, they've got that covered. All you have to do is send $40 to Data Line...oh, but make sure to tell them you want the names of OPPORTUNITY SEEKERS (again, stylization from the letter). Now let's look at how much Data Line makes, given a 7.5% answer rate:
Way to go, Data Line.
Just mail this letter
And your financial woes: gone
Isn't this easy?