Send me $5000 and I'll tell you a secret!

by satrap
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I just got this email through the contact page on my site. I just
couldn't believe it. I am just speechless. What an opportunity,
man I better not miss this one!


Hey Satrap,

You got a pretty cool site here! I noticed a lot of people are trying
to find info on how to make money online. I know of some ways to make
money filling out info that many people are not on to yet. If you you
want to catch wind and maybe be in the front running pay me $5,000 to
my paypal (his email here) and we go from there. Who knows, maybe
we can push the limits together.

I think what is sad is that that some people who may be desperate may actually do pay (I hope not though) and maybe thats why these people do send out these kinds of emails.
#secret #send
  • Profile picture of the author Paul Gram
    Lol that is crazy! A few weeks ago, I got something on one of our contact forms asking for $2,000 to get us to #1 in Google. Funny thing was, we are already #1 in Google.

    What dumb spammers!
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    • Profile picture of the author GMD
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      I'm sure his secret method of making money online is to send out emails asking people to send him $5,000 -- and then telling you the secret is to use his email template and then send out your own $5,000 emails!

      But of course you're correct: those emails get sent out because there's always one person that's gonna send the money. In fact, it's guaranteed that somebody will send the money...
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph G Spiteri
      That's just not on it's just spamy the worst thing about it
      is it's going on because a lot of people fowl for it.
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      • Profile picture of the author satrap
        Originally Posted by Joseph G Spiteri View Post

        That's just not on it's just spamy the worst thing about it
        is it's going on because a lot of people fowl for it.
        Yeah, thats the really sad part for me. Some people probably do fall for these kinds of crap, other wise these people wouldn't do it.

        I mean, sending out a few thousands emails takes a few seconds and out of few thousands even if one falls for it, they made their money.

        Its really sad.
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        • Profile picture of the author John Durham
          Originally Posted by satrap View Post

          Yeah, thats the really sad part for me. Some people probably do fall for these kinds of crap, other wise these people wouldn't do it.

          I mean, sending out a few thousands emails takes a few seconds and out of few thousands even if one falls for it, they made their money.

          Its really sad.
          Falls for what? Your offer? Is it a good service?

          Lets say you got two clients out of a mailing of one thousand small business owners.

          Two telemarketers will eat through a thousand small business leads in a day. The numbers are pretty normal if 2 sales come out of a thousand leads, however "low".

          The thing that makes it an attractive strategy is that it depends on the numbers, and not people sales ability. So its easily scalable.

          Later the leads become "rehash" and even more sales are squeezed from them over time....call backs come in...

          My point was that, a thousand leads is a normal amount of leads that would produce maybe a sale to maybe 10 sales over time in most forms of direct marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author GypsyButterfly
      It would be nice to have $5000 to spend frivolously. We don't even have that amount for necessities. Yes, there are actually people who would send them money. If anyone has $5000, I think they already know how to earn & will be putting that toward more worthwhile pursuits.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by Paul Gram View Post

      Lol that is crazy! A few weeks ago, I got something on one of our contact forms asking for $2,000 to get us to #1 in Google. Funny thing was, we are already #1 in Google.

      What dumb spammers!

      They should be sending that message out to small brick and mortar business people, and not other marketers.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryannull
    Wow!

    That is insane, but also hilarious.

    I hope people don't actually fall for that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Norfolk
    People fall for all sorts of crazy ****. Luckily most will not spend 5 thou on something so flimsy.
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  • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
    Where can I sign up?!?!?!?! LOL

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  • Profile picture of the author Vogin
    There's a definition for this, it's called "Ponzi scheme".
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    • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
      Originally Posted by Vogin View Post

      There's a definition for this, it's called "Ponzi scheme".
      If there is a 2nd a 3rd a 4th etcetera line of investors, then yes it is. Unfortunately, this is just a bloke begging for money.
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
    Satrap you should send me $5000 and I will give you a hug. Heck, I will do it for free!
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  • Profile picture of the author paul_1
    What a great opportunity... Can't miss this one... Here $5,000.00 via paypal... LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author NicheMayhem
      If you've got $5000 to drop on an idea perhaps you should just continue doing what your doing and you really don't need his secret.

      Whats really funny is how there are many here who debate dropping $5 on a WSO yet this guy is fishing for 1000 times that much with no guarantee, refund or anything.

      If you fall for this it is pretty obvious someone besides you should be in charge of your checkbook.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eduard Stinga
    Sounds like I should definitely change my business model to something more profitable
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  • Profile picture of the author Suthan M
    Hahaha,
    The guy seriously is funny if he thinks thats gonna work. And they expect people to fall for that?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Copeland
    Ah great, you got my email! Let me know when it's sent and I'll send you my secret

    Hint: It's to send random spam emails to people and hope they send money for no frickin' reason what-so-ever!

    Seriously though...

    I hope no-one ever falls for these sort of things... that would really suck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lori Kelly
    Scammers are everywhere.

    You guys have no doubt heard about the email scam where the sender promises to give you $100,000 and all you have to do is cash a cashier's check he will send to you.

    You simply deposit the cashier's check, send the scammer the money right away and after 5 days or so your bank tells you the check is no good.

    I got one of these emails not too long ago.

    I don't usually respond, but I must have been in one of the moods (time of month?) and told him I was interested.

    He sent me the certified check. It looked legit. I've seen a lot of certified checks and this one looked genuine - even had the watermark.

    I Googled the routing number and called the bank.
    Wow. The check was counterfeit.
    I reported it to the bank.


    I sent it to the FBI with a copy of all my emails.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raja Kamil
    This show that, Spam work !

    They spam to millions of mailing list, then someone will share it online.

    But....

    Not share it to really mean sharing it, instead just want to make funny of it

    Conclussion : Spammer is a funny guy/girl
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    I'm actually interested in his proposition.

    Please have them contact me asap..

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author pex7
    Cool, I wanna know a secret....
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  • Tell you what...we're running a special on stupid this week...we'll let you have it for $2500!
    But you must ACT FAST! This is a LIMITED TIME OFFER!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    What I usually do with emails like that is tell them how excited I am they contacted me and ask them to call me right way . . . then I give them the phone number for the FBI like it's my number.
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    • Profile picture of the author satrap
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      What I usually do with emails like that is tell them how excited I am they contacted me and ask them to call me right way . . . then I give them the phone number for the FBI like it's my number.
      Dennis, that is a great idea. I usually keep these kinds of nugget emails in a folder almost like I am collecting them. I still have his email, maybe I will take your advice and have some fun with it. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gengis
    I highly doubt that anybody on here would fall for something so stupid..
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  • Profile picture of the author opt4achange
    $5,000? Whew.

    Do you think there's any chance s/he got the "punctuation" wrong and in the wrong place? Do you think they were really spamming for $50.00?

    Maybe they were just aiming high, eh? Thinking, well . . . one order at 5k vs 100 at $50

    Five grand for a secret without even a decent pitch? Hmm . . . we've got high hopes . . . high in the sky, apple pie hopes.
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    • Profile picture of the author LarryC
      That doesn't sound like a very sophisticated scammer. I doubt if anyone who would fall for that would have easy access to $5,000.

      I've been getting spam emails that aren't remarkable in any way except for the alleged name of the sender -Dr. Peter McWealth. If you were trying to pose as a legitimate director of some kind of wealth discovery bureau, would you use a name like that?

      << FROM: DR. PETER McWEALTH
      DIRECTOR: WORLD FUND DISCOVERY MANAGEMENT AND PAYMENT BUREAU.

      This letter is from World Fund Discovery Management And Payment Bureau
      newly invented by the World Financial Service Authority United States Of
      America/United Kingdom.

      This body was set up to discover an outstanding unpaid fund being owed
      Governments or Individuals all over the world through Contract Payment,
      Inheritance and Lottery Winning Prize Awards.

      It will interest you to know that we have discovered an outstanding
      unpaid/unclaimed sum of money in favor of your name and a mandate has been
      given to this body, World Fund Discovery Management And Payment Bureau to
      ensure that this fund gets to you without any delay. >
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  • LOL! - The Dr. Peter McWealth?? !! :rolleyes: Of the Wealthy McWealth Family WOW!

    It really cracks me up that these idiots don't even try...you have to wonder how they rap their head around it...I guess it only takes one sucker to work...

    I knew this guy in college who had a "system". He figured if he just came out and asked a hundred girls to sleep with him, 99 girls would slap his face, and one would say yes...

    And I have to admit...99 times out of 100 - he was right! :rolleyes:
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      Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

      LOL! - The Dr. Peter McWealth?? !! :rolleyes: Of the Wealthy McWealth Family WOW!

      It really cracks me up that these idiots don't even try...you have to wonder how they rap their head around it...I guess it only takes one sucker to work...

      I knew this guy in college who had a "system". He figured if he just came out and asked a hundred girls to sleep with him, 99 girls would slap his face, and one would say yes...

      And I have to admit...99 times out of 100 - he was right! :rolleyes:
      So NOBODY ever took him up on his offer? A 99% correct rate means 100% said NO!

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  • Profile picture of the author cricketguy
    People fall for $47 or $97 or even $997 all the time.

    Still dumb.

    But if you want to send me $47 or even $5, pm me and I will send you my paypal email.
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  • Well...if you were looking for that "sucker" - I think I found her - (and yes, she's in Florida)

    College-educated, Quizno's manager spends $135,899 on a psychic before figuring out she might have been duped.

    Distraught, she went to the Meditation and Healing Center in Windermere after receiving a coupon book in the mail that included an ad for a $20 psychic reading,

    Mahalanobis was to perform rituals, bring Stevens thousands of dollars, open credit-card accounts and keep them secret from her husband and hand over $65,000 worth of jewelry to be pawned, Mahalanobis said.

    Seven months later, Mahalanobis was out $135,899 in cash, jewelry and gift cards, prosecutors said. By that time, she realized she had been duped

    unfortunately, I put my trust in the wrong person"

    Fark.com | College-educated, Quizno's manager spends $135,899 on a psychic before figuring out she might have been duped. "Unfortunately, I put my trust in the wrong person"
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  • Profile picture of the author Joey Tribbiani
    You need to have absolutely no brain to fell for that. Sadly some people doesn't think at all and he might get that $5k if he did bulk mail send.
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  • Profile picture of the author john rambo
    i get stuff like this a lot
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  • Profile picture of the author McCoy
    ahahaha what a duschebag ahaha.. maybe he's a genie man or a fairy and whoever gives him a 5k he'll make him rich ahaha
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