|ANOTHER SCAM -
|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
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.