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ANOTHER SCAM - BEWARE
This time it is a letter that is being sent to unsuspecting people which states very boldly at the top:

Please do not disregard this letter immediately. Take time to read it and think about it for a few days.
The next few minutes could change your life. The contents are simple but the system does work.

The letter goes on to claim that David Rhodes has made 582,710 to date and his accountant predicts he will become a millionaire within the next six months. Constantly referring to this as a 'Business Plan', which makes it sound viable, he tells you that if you follow the details to the letter you will receive over 40,000 in the next 60 days guaranteed. Strangely enough, the first thing you are asked to do is to send 10 to the person listed as number one on the attached list, J Sadley, a fitting name I think! They also ask for cash only and that you send with it a hand written note with your name and address on it and the phrase "Please accept this 10 gift", I wonder why! Step two entails deleting the name and address of the person at number one, moving the others up and placing your name at the bottom. Then you are asked to photocopie a minimum of 200 copies of this letter (all four pages, which makes it a minimum of 800 copies at 10p per sheet!). Pick out 200 names and addresses from the telephone directory and send these letters out as fast as possible!

If you follow these directions, allegedly you will receive over 40,000 within 60 days. In actual fact, you will receive NOTHING and will have paid out in the region of 90 in the meantime. Please do not be fooled into parting with your money, this is just another version of the old fashioned chain letter and the only person who would make any money is the person receiving your neatly folded 'gift' of a ten pound note.

We would like to thank G B Garratt for bringing this to our attention thereby enabling us to alert you to this scam. Since writing this article, we have heard from four other people who have also received a version of this letter.
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