Money chain letter. "Dave Rhodes." Send $1 to five names. Mailing list ad ($6 per hundred). US, 1986.

My name is Dave Rhodes. In September, 1983 my car was repossessed and bill collectors were hounding me like you wouldn't believe. I was laid off and my unemployment had run out. In January, 1984 my family and I went on a ten day cruise. In February, 1984 I bought a 1984 Cadillac for cash. I am currently building a home in Virginia and I will never have to work again. In October 1983 I received a letter in the mail telling me how I could earn $50,000.00 or more whenever I wanted to. I was naturally very skeptical but decided to try it because I was desperate and really had nothing to lose. I scraped together the few dollars needed and got started. Today I am rich. I have earned over $200,000.00 to date and will become a millionaire within the next 4 to 6 months. Anyone, believe me, anyone can do the same. This money making program works perfectly everytime, 100%. I have never failed to earn more than $ 50,000 each time.

This is a legitimate business opportunity, a perfectly legal money making program. It does not require you to sell anything or come in contact with people. And best of all you never have to leave your home except to go to the post office or mailbox. If you believe that someday you'll get that lucky break that you'v waited for all your life, simply follow the easy instructions below. Your dreams will come true.
Dave Rhodes Norfolk, Virginia

Follow these instructions exactly, and in 20 to 60 days you will have received well over $50,000 cash, all yours:
1. Immediately send $ 1.00 to each of the 5 names listed. Send cash only please. (total $5.00). Also enclose a note saying, "Please add my name to your mailing list." This is a legitimate service that you are requesting and you are paying $1.00 for this service.
2. Remove the name that is in the number 1 position and move the other four names up one number. (Number 2 will become number 1, and number 3 will become number 2, Number 4 will become number 3, and number 5 will become number 4). Place your name in the number 5 position. NOTE: the changing of the names can be down by simply cutting a small strip of paper, typing or printing the five names on the strip of paper and taping or gluing it over the existing names.
3. Xerox or print 100 copies of this letter with your name in the number 5 position.
4. Get a list of 100 or more names of opportunity seekers from a mailing list company. Check the yellow pages, or order from the following company. (Their lists have proven to be the most effective for this type of program). S.E. Ring Mailing Lists, Box 15061, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33318 (305) 747- 9519. $6.00 per 100 names.
5. While waiting for your mailing list to arrive, place the 100 copies of this letter in envelopes, seal and stamp them. Do not put your return address on the envelope. This will peak the curiosity of the receiver and they will open it immediately.
6. When your mailing list arrives, each name is printed on pre-glued labels. Place a label on each of your envelopes and drop them in the mailbox. Within 60 days you will receive over $ 50,000.00 in cash. Keep a copy of this letter for yourself so that you can use it again whenever you need money.
Note. As soon as you mail out these letters you are automatically in the mail order business and people are sending you money ($1.00) to be placed on your mailing list. This is a service. This is perfectly legal. If you have any doubts refer to Title 18, Sec. 1302 & 1341 of the U. S. Postal and Lottery Laws. You can sell the list of names that you gather to the company that you buy your list from. Send $ 1.00 to each of the following. Remember, as 100 copies are mailed by each person that you mail to, the numbers of $1.00 orders that you receive will grow and grow. It really works.

1. Nicole ***, ***, Snellville, Ga. 30278
2. Irene ***, ***, Lafayette, Al. 36862
3. Laverne ***, ***, Southern Pines, NC. 28387
4. David ***, ***, Birmingham, Al., 35208
5. William ***, ***, St. Petersburg, Fla. 33711

Blue mimeograph (!) of typed original. Paragraphs preserved. Sic "you'v". Received in Oxnard, CA, 4/16/1986 by D. VanArsdale.


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