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Country: United States of America
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I got a letter in the mail that said it was not a chain letter and that it was legal. Basically there is a list of 6 names that I send a dollar to, but also include a note that says "Please add me to you mailing list". This is what it says that makes it legal, the note to add me to their mailing list. I then take off the top name and add mine to the bottom and send it to 200 other people, it says to call this number, data line, and for 40 bucks they will mail me 200 names on self adhesive labels. Is this just another chain letter or is it legal? I'd like to try it if it is legal. It's only like 200 hundred bucks total to try it. I've spent more than that on a fun weekend, lol. so any way.

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It is normally not legal, and usually does not work...
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