Also, that someone receives the circular and passes it along to five acquaintances does not necessarily mean he sent his requisite sum to the name heading the roster.
However, the biggest argument against money-generating chain letters is their illegality.
Please forward them and in about 30 days you will be ,000 richer.
This letter will pay up to ,000 because there are only four names at all times.
These letters were also sold by peddlers and fortune tellers.
The cures detailed therein were typically combinations of recipes for simple nostrums and special prayers to be recited as the concoctions were mixed or administered.
(Pyramid schemes exist in many forms and go by many names.However, no matter what technology or plausible-sounding subterfuge (e.g.; sale of credit reports or mailing lists) is used, if at any point anything passes by surface mail, the entire maneuver becomes illegal. It this letter is continued as it should be, everyone profits!Says the USPS: Recently, high-tech chain letters have begun surfacing. Yes, and don’t worry about financing or paying money back.If, however, we’re willing to settle for an implied instruction to pass the item to others for their benefit, protection, or well-being, certain written communications dating to the Middle Ages could fairly be considered the first of this sort.In them, their writers set down what they believed to be useful cures, on the understanding that such missives were to be recopied by those who received them then distributed to those people’s loved ones, who in turn would themselves recopy these wisdoms to hand to their nearest and dearest.