This person uses PayPal to avoid using the USPS and running into US federal law. You are advised not to participate in such a chain letter. It is included here as part of a collection of chain letters.
The names have been changed, but note that the person who sent this email put himself number 1 on the list, contrary to the instructions.
From firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Aug 24 14:20:19 2001 From: <email@example.com> Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 09:29:29 Subject: About Your PayPal Account Dear Friend: About Your PayPal Account I am sending you this message because I probobly have had an Ebay transaction with you. This is something that I wouldn't normally even look at, except that I read an article in the Wall Street Journal on 6/16/2001 about PayPal and x.com. There have been other articles written about these companies in other well recognized journals. Because I'm a member of PayPal, I knew that this was real and would work. If you need to make a few thousand dollars REALLY FAST, then please take a moment to read this simple program I'm sharing with you. THIS IS THE FASTEST, EASIEST PROGRAM YOU WILL EVER DO!!! Complete it in one hour and you will never forget the day you first received it!!! Oh! Did I say FAST? "The speed of the internet-type fast." The Newsletter and all payments are made on the Internet by E-Mail. NEED PROOF? Here are just two testimonials from individuals who decided to invest nothing more than a little of their time. Testimonials from: ********************************************** Tony Stevens, Vandenberg AFB, CA: Hey! I got your e-mail! YOU ROCK! I sent it to all of our frat brothers.....and while I haven't seen my $20 grand yet, I'm up to $8,285. Hook me up when you run this program again. Mary Gathers, Columbia, SC: Hey cuz! This is Mary. I only have one thing to say to you... OH MY GOD! I sent 20 e-mails out like you said and went on vacation. When I got back, my account was up to over $12,000! I owe you! GETTING STARTED. The very first thing you need to do is go to PayPal and sign up. It takes two minutes and PayPal will deposit $5.00 in your account. That makes this program FREE! Here's the link: Send Money Instantly & Securely with PayPal https://www.paypal.com/ BE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR A "PREMIER ACCOUNT"! OR YOU'LL BE LIMITED TO $100 DOLLARS ONLY!!! YOU WILL MAKE MUCH MORE THAN THIS!!! Then...... E-Mail the $5.00 from your PayPal account to the FIRST name on the list (#1) along with a little note like "Please add me to your mailing list." BE PREPARED TO GET EXCITED.... YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!! Read the following and you will agree this is a very exciting opportunity. ARE YOU IN NEED OF MONEY RIGHT NOW? HOW DOES $20,000 IN TWO WEEKS SOUND? Don't laugh! Try this for a change while you wait for the others to start working. One hour of work to get started and no mailing lists! This service is 100% legal (refer to US Postal and Lottery Laws, Title 18, Section 1302 and 1341, or Title 18, Section 3005 in the US code, also in the code of Federal Regulations, Volume 16, Sections 255 and 436, which state a product or service must be exchanged for money received). Here's How It Works. Unlike many other programs, this THREE LEVEL PROGRAM is more realistic and much, much faster. because it is so easy, the response rate for this program is VERY HIGH VERY FAST -- Internet E-Mail FAST -- and you will see results in two weeks or less! JUST IN TIME FOR NEXT MONTHS BILLS! You only mail out 20 copies (not 200 or more as in other programs). You should also send them to people who send their programs, because they know these programs work and they are already believers in the system! Besides, this program is MUCH, MUCH FASTER and has a HIGHER RESPONSE RATE! Even if you are already in a program, stay with it, but do yourself a favor and DO THIS ONE as well. START RIGHT NOW! It's simple and takes NO INVESTMENT! It will pay off long before others' letters even begin to trickle in! Just give ONE person a $5.00 gift (REMEMBER THOUGH, this $5.00 is $5.00 YOU GOT FREE WHEN YOU SIGNED UP FOR THE PayPal account). That's all! If you already have a PayPal account and do not receive their $5.00 gift, feel free out of the goodness of your HEART to donate a $5.00 GIFT to the person in the number 1 spot for him to have your name added to the advertisement list. So anyone's MAXIMUM INVESTMENT IS $5.00. Follow the simple instructions and in two weeks you will have $20,000 in your bank account! Because of the ZERO INVESTMENT, SPEED, and HIGH PROFIT POTENTIAL, this program has a VERY HIGH RESPONSE RATE! FROM just ONE $5.00 bill that you get FREE at PayPal!!! Follow These Simple Instructions: E-Mail the $5.00 from your Paypal account to the FIRST name on the list (#1) along with a note saying "add me to your mailing list". Only the first person on the list gets your name and five dollar gift. Edit only the list, removing the FIRST (#1) NAME FROM THE LIST. Move the other two names UP and ADD YOUR NAME to the list in the THIRD (#3) position. Don't try to add your name in the first place in order to earn money fast! If you do that, you will ONLY reach people you sent e-mail to and then your name will be immediately removed from the first place and you can't reach more people! But if you add your name on the 3rd place, there will be tons of people receiving E-Mails with your name first later!!! NOTE: Do not forget to replace the PayPal referring URL in the body of the letter with your own PayPal referring URL. Send out 20 copies of this letter. ALSO NOTE: By sending this letter and the payment via E-MAIL, the response time is much faster... ELECTRONIC TRANSFER INTERNET FAST! CONSIDER THIS, MILLIONS of people surf the Internet everyday, all day, all over the world! Here are the 3 people to start with. Sign up and send $5.00 to the first person!!! ************************************* 1. firstname.lastname@example.org 2. email@example.com 3. firstname.lastname@example.org ************************************* Fifty thousand new people get on the Internet every month! An excellent source of names is the people who send you other programs and the names listed on the letter they send you. Your contact source is UNLIMITED! It boggles my mind to think of all the possibilities! Mail, or should I say E-mail, your letter and payment TODAY! It's so easy. One hour of your time, THAT'S IT! To send your newsletter by e-mail, copy this ENTIRE PAGE and paste it in the message of your E-Mail. TO DO THIS: 1. Go to "edit" and choose "select all" 2. Go to "edit" and select "copy" 3. Start (compose) a new E-Mail message (make sure it's PLAIN TEXT so everyone can view it!) 4. Fill in your Address and Subject Box 5. Go to "edit" and "paste" (Then you can format it anyway you want!) Now you can edit the addresses with ease. Delete the top name, adding your name and address to the bottom of the list, then simply changing the numbers. Remember, YOUR NAME goes on the BOTTOM and move the other 2 names up. But DO NOT forget to send $5.00 by PayPal (along with your note) to the TOP E-MAIL address before deleting it! NOTE: Be sure to replace the PayPal referring URL in this e-mail of the letter with your own PayPal referring URL. THERE'S NOTHING MORE TO DO. When your name reaches the first position in a few days, it will be your turn to collect your MONEY! The money will be sent to you by 2,000 to 4,000 people like yourself, who are willing to invest one hour to receive $20,000 in cash! That's all! There will be a total of $20,000 in $5.00 bills in your mailbox (account) in two weeks. $20,000 for one hour's work! This is real money that you can spend on anything you wish! Just deposit it to your own bank account or spend it directly from your PayPal account!!! It's just that easy!!! I think it's WORTH IT, don't you? GO AHEAD--- TRY IT!!! EVEN IF YOU MAKE JUST 3 OR 4 THOUSAND, WOULDN'T THAT BE NICE? IF YOU TRY IT, IT WILL PAY! CAN YOU DO IT AGAIN? OF COURSE YOU CAN---this plan is structured for everyone to send only 20 letters each. However, you are certainly not limited to 20. Mail out as many as you want. Every 20 letters you send has a return of $20,000 or more. If you can E-MAIL forty, sixty, eighty, or whatever, GO FOR IT! THE MORE YOU PUT INTO IT THE MORE YOU GET OUT OF IT! Each time you run this program, just follow steps 1 through 3 and everyone on your gift list benefits! Simple enough? You bet it is! Besides, there are no mailing lists to buy (and wait for), and trips to the printer or copier, and you can do it again and again with your regular groups or gift givers, or start up a new group. Be SURE and PAY the first person on the list. This is proof that you paid to get put on the list which is the service rendered to make all this legal!!! Why not? It beats working! Each time you receive an MLM offer, respond with this letter! Your name will climb to the number one position at dizzying rates. Follow the simple instructions, and above all, PLEASE PLAY FAIR. That's the key to this program's success. Your name must run the full gamut on the list to produce the end results. Sneaking your name higher up on the list WILL NOT produce the results you think, and it only cheats the other people who have worked hard and have earned the right to be there. So please, play by the rules and the $$$ will come to you! $$$ E-MAIL YOUR LETTERS OUT TODAY! Together we will prosper! GOOD LUCK $$$ You are probably skeptical of this, especially with all the different programs out there on the web, but if you don't try this you will never know. That's the way I felt. I've been watching this type of program for years and this is about as easy and fast as you can get it and it can even be free to try now with PayPal, no stamps, no envelopes, no copies to be made - just a little effort and faith!!! This program really "Kept It Short and Simple"! OH BY THE WAY....each time someone signs up with your link under your name... you also make $5.00 from PayPal... so they pay to open up the account but they also pay you when someone signs up from being referred by you. AWESOME! Let's all make some serious money $$$$$$ CLICK HERE TO BEGIN: Send Money Instantly & Securely with PayPal https://www.paypal.com/ And please just play by the rules, this doesn't cost anything but your time and if everyone plays fair everyone WINS. GOOD LUCK and THANKS !!!!!