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Title: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: nick on Feb 06 06 11:42
supposed to make $1000's by sending a $1 to each person or something, i called paypal and was told not to do it but i dont see what the harm is in trying it out if it's only $6, i am hoping to hear some feed back on here from people who have tried it or know what i am talking about.[/DIV]Thank's
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: nick on Feb 06 06 11:44
oh yeah 1 guy at paypal said it was illegal then another said it was not, it seems the people there are idiots any way, i know it MLM but i just want to know if it works?
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: tenkani on Feb 06 06 11:48
The harm is that by participating in pyramid schemes, you are encouraging them. You would be supporting scam-artists, which would in turn lead to more Internet scams. If you have more money than you know what to do with, which is obviously the case if you feel the need to send cash to random strangers, then contact me at [A href="mailto:fishbanelife-ds@yahoo.com"]fishbanelife-ds@yahoo.com[/A]. I have a wonderful business opportunity I'd like to share with you.
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: Sarah on Feb 06 06 11:54
Anything like this is either a scam, illegal, or both. It's almost like a tax on gullible people.
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: Sarah on Feb 06 06 11:55
Tenkani, what the heck is that coming out of your avatar's mouth? Is that a tongue?????
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: tenkani on Feb 06 06 11:59
It's Avril Lavigne, and she's spitting out soda.[/DIV]That girl is so damn photogenic...
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: nick on Feb 06 06 12:15
ok i am not rich so thats why i am considering doing this, i want to hear from people that have tried it
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: tenkani on Feb 06 06 12:21
You're considering putting money into a pyramid scheme because you aren't rich. Um...

Look, it's your call, but IMO these people prey on the ignorance of their marks. They put the scam out there, knowing that 99% of folks will recognize it for what it is, but also knowing that the naive 1% can make them a fortune. By placing yourself in that 1%, you are helping to perpetuate the cycle. The "opportunity" you describe is not new. It's a well-known scam. The only people who benefit from pyramid schemes are those who initiate them.
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: nick on Feb 06 06 12:22
its 6 dollors what do i have to lose,
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: tenkani on Feb 06 06 12:23
I give up.[/DIV]Good luck.
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: kingy on Feb 06 06 12:27
personally, you would be better off giving your money to the nigerian king with all the money that he needs to move.
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: nick on Feb 06 06 12:31
Utter crap- removed.
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: tenkani on Feb 06 06 12:40
"All you have to do is
jump to different newsgroups and post away. After you
get the hang of it, it will take about 30 seconds for
each newsgroup!"
SPAMMERS NEED TO DIE.[/DIV]If I was a mod you would be banned as of now.[/DIV]And don't give me any bullshit about just looking for information.Your purpose at DS is now clear.
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: tenkani on Feb 06 06 12:45
My guess is that your email is among the six listed above.[/DIV]You should be careful about that.[/DIV]Someone might take those emails and use them to sign up for tons of spam.That would be terrible...
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: n on Feb 06 06 12:50
no my email is not on there, i am looking to hear from people that have done this and see what they have to say about it, i just signed up for paypal so all the bank stuff is gonna take a couple of days, but tenkani does this not seem like it would make a shit load of cash for really doing nothing any way, i mean were on the f*ckin computer all day anyway right?  
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: Admin on Feb 06 06 12:58
[em][/em]SPAMMERS NEED TO DIE

I think you forgot to add "painfully".


Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: tenkani on Feb 06 06 12:59
#1 the message encourages you to spam message bases. If I was emperor, this would be a capital offense in itself.

#2 the message claims that paypal management not only verifies that the scheme is legal. It actually encourages paypal members to participate. If you believe that an organization like paypal would formally associate itself with a pyramid scheme, you need to be removed from the gene pool.

#3 I can tell from your posts so far that you are not a moron. This implies to me that you know very well the above is a scam, and have probably been spamming dozens of message bases.

Finally: These folks should probably be contacted. If you do so, I would suggest using disposable email accounts.#1) [A href="mailto:worldofjane@lycos.com" rel=nofollow][FONT color=#00008b]worldofjane@lycos.com[/FONT][/A]
#2)  [A href="mailto:fatjohns9@aim.com" rel=nofollow][FONT color=#00008b]fatjohns9@aim.com[/FONT][/A]
#3)  [A href="mailto:andrew@ticknike.cjb.net" rel=nofollow][FONT color=#00008b]andrew@ticknike.cjb.net[/FONT][/A]
#4) [A href="mailto:rickredt@yahoo.com.au" rel=nofollow][FONT color=#00008b]rickredt@yahoo.com.au[/FONT][/A]
#5) [A href="mailto:esmith250@hotmail.com" rel=nofollow][FONT color=#00008b]esmith250@hotmail.com[/FONT][/A]
#6) [FONT color=#00008b][A href="mailto:gabriellemariepickard@hotmail.com"]gabriellemariepickard@hotmail.com[/A][/FONT]
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: tenkani on Feb 06 06 01:00
"I think you forgot to add "painfully"." My bad     (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Angry/7.gif)
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: Admin on Feb 06 06 01:04
Oops, his clever [span style="text-decoration: line-through;"]spam[/span] post was tragically erased.

I'm thinking it may be time to turn on the Karma options on the board. :)
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: tenkani on Feb 06 06 01:05
I think you may be right.

We should probably email these folks to let them know about the feature...#1) [A href="mailto:worldofjane@lycos.com" rel=nofollow][FONT color=#00008b]worldofjane@lycos.com[/FONT][/A]
#2)  [A href="mailto:fatjohns9@aim.com" rel=nofollow][FONT color=#00008b]fatjohns9@aim.com[/FONT][/A]
#3)  [A href="mailto:andrew@ticknike.cjb.net" rel=nofollow][FONT color=#00008b]andrew@ticknike.cjb.net[/FONT][/A]
#4) [A href="mailto:rickredt@yahoo.com.au" rel=nofollow][FONT color=#00008b]rickredt@yahoo.com.au[/FONT][/A]
#5) [A href="mailto:esmith250@hotmail.com" rel=nofollow][FONT color=#00008b]esmith250@hotmail.com[/FONT][/A]
#6) [FONT color=#00008b][A href="mailto:gabriellemariepickard@hotmail.com"]gabriellemariepickard@hotmail.com[/A][/FONT]
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: n on Feb 06 06 01:07
i am not spam any body, and i totally agree that an organization like paypal would not participate in this, but like i said i want to hear from people who have done this before, i could try it for $6, and what if just what if i did some how end up with $1000's at the end of the month, pay off some my debt, the scam part i dont really get, please explain, is it a scam because i am telling people to give money, if it works its more like a charity then a scam, we are getting scammed everyday by the government but no one gives a shit about that right!!!!
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: n on Feb 06 06 01:10
and i am not going to post that long message again, i hope you guys realize i just want to hear from others who have heard of and tried this before, i am sorry if i have offended anyone of you cybergods with my questions.

PEACE OUTHOMESLICE
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: tenkani on Feb 06 06 01:11
"and i totally agree that an organization like paypal would not participate in this" So you're saying that you accept that the quote in the message you posted is fraudulent? If these people use a faked email from paypal to sell their scheme, why would you even CONSIDER sending money?

Yet more evidence that you are a spammer/scammer. Pls die.
Title: Re: has anyone tried that $6 thing with paypal
Post by: n on Feb 06 06 01:19
i just sent one of the email addys a message lets see what happens, it just seems like if things like this were true wouldn't every one be doing it, but cant a brother have a dream of just doing nothin and have money rolling in?