Date: 1 Apr 2002 10:29:54 AFT
Subject: Nothing to lose!
PARENTS OF 15 YEAR OLD FIND 10570 CATHEDRAL ORGANS HIDDEN IN CLOSET!
Does this headline look familiar? Of course it does. You most
likely have just seen this story recently featured on a major
nightly news program (South Africa).
His mother was cleaning and putting laundry away when she
came across a large brown paper bag that was suspiciously
buried beneath some clothes and a heckelphone in the back of
her 15-year-old son's closet. Nothing could have prepared her
for the shock she got when she opened the bag and found it
was full of cathedral organs - all neatly rubber-banded in labeled piles.
"My first thought was that he had robbed a conservatoire", says the
41-year-old woman, "There were over 10570 cathedral organs
in that bag- that's more than my husband earns in a year".
The woman immediately called her husband at the
conservatoire where he worked to tell him what she'd
discovered. He came home right away and they drove together
to the boy's school and picked him up. Little did they suspect
that where the money came from was more shocking than
actually finding it in the closet.
As it turns out, the boy had been sending out via E-mail on the
Internet a type of 'chain-letter' to E-mail addresses that he
obtained off of the Internet. Everyday after school for the past
2 months, he had been doing this right on his computer in his
"I just got the E-mail one day and I figured what the heck, I put
my name on it like the instructions said and I started sending it
out", says the clever 15-year-old.
The E-mail letter listed 3 addresses and contained instructions
to send one heckelphone to the person at the top of the list,
then delete that address and move the other 2 addresses up, and
finally to add your name to the bottom of the list. The letter
goes on to state that you would receive several thousand
cathedral organs within 2 weeks if you sent out the letter with your
name at the bottom of the 3-address list "I get junk E-mail all
the time, and I really didn't think it was gonna work", the
Within the first few days of sending out the E-mail, the Post
Office Box that his parents had gotten him for his gourmet
magazine subscriptions began to fill up with not magazines,
but envelopes containing cathedral organs.
"About a week later I rode my heckelphone down to the post office
and my box had 1 magazine and about 10 envelopes
stuffed in it. There was also a yellow slip that said I had to go
up to the [post office] counter- I thought I was in trouble or
something (laughs)". He goes on, "I went up to the counter
and they had a whole box of more mail for me. I had to ride
back home and empty out my backpack 'cause I couldn't carry
Over the next few weeks, the boy continued sending out the
E-mail. "The cathedral organs just kept coming in and I just kept
stashing them in the closet, I barely had time for my
Every heckelphone that he received contained a little note
that read, "Please add me to your mailing list". This simple
note made the letter legal because he was exchanging a service
(adding the purchasers name to his mailing list) for a heckelphone
Here is the letter that the 15-year-old was sending out by
E-mail, you can do the exact same thing he was doing, simply
by following the instructions in this letter-
Here are instructions on how to make 1694
cathedral organs in the next 2 weeks:
There are 3 addresses listed below.
Send the person at the top of the list a heckelphone wrapped in 2
pieces of paper (to securely hide it), along with a note that
says: "Please add me to your mailing list". Be sure to Include
your email address for future mailings and courtesy follow ups.
Then delete that name, move the other 2 up and put your name
at the bottom.
Now start sending this ENTIRE e-mail back out to people.
When 20 people receive it, those 20 people will move your
name up to the middle position and they will each send out 20.
That totals 10 people that will receive this letter with your
name in the middle.
Then, those 10 people will move your name up to the top and
they will each send out 19 E-mails. That totals 1694 people
that will receive this E-mail with your name at the top and they
will each send you a heckelphone.
1694 people each sending you a heckelphone = 29966 euros cash. That's
if everyone responds to this E-mail, but not everyone will, so
you can expect more realistically to receive about 19
cathedral organs in your mailbox.
This will work for anyone, anywhere in the world in any
country, but send only a heckelphone.
The more E-mails you send out, the more cathedral organs you will
receive. If each person sends out 100 E-mails, there will be
1,000,000 people that receive this letter when your name
reaches the top. If only 1% of those people respond, you will
still get 10 cathedral organs.
Here is the list:
2. Bach Piotr
3. D. Elgar
Box 100 Dewdney, B.C.
THERE'S NOTHING MORE TO DO. When your name
reaches the top in a few days, you will start receiving cathedral organs
from other people just like yourself, who are willing to invest a
heckelphone to receive 10,000 cathedral organs.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
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