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    Good Luck

    I get at least one of this type of good luck e-mails every month in my spam folder. I've never figured out what the point of them is, they're not asking for money, there's no malicious code embedded so I've never classed them as a scam but maybe I'm missing something. What the hell is the point of them? Who benefits and who would start one.....and why?

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    Good luck to everyone! And may all your dreams come true!!
    
    This may sound nuts, but my husband got this the other day and sent it off. 
    About 10 minutes later a really good financial windfall happened for his 
    son Sean who he had sent it too as well. One of the people he sent
     it to was responsible for the windfall.
    
    AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH
    
    Good Luck!!
    
    I hope it works...
    
    May there always be work for your hands to do;
    
    May your purse always hold a coin or two;
    
    May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
    
    May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
    
    May the hand of a friend always be near you;  
    May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
    
    
    OK, this is what you have to do...Send this to all of your friends! 
    But - you HAVE to send this within 1 hour
    
    From when you open it!
    
    Now... Make A wish!!!!!!
    
    I hope you made your wish! Now then, if you send to:
    
    1 person --- your wish will be granted in 1 year
    
    3 people --- 6 months
    
    5 people --- 3 months
    
    6 people --- 1 month
    
    7 people --- 2 weeks
    
    8 people --- 1 week
    
    9 people --- 5 days
    
    10 people --- 3 days
    
    12 people - -- 2 days
    
    15 people --- 1 day
    
    20 people --- 3 hours
    
    If you delete this after you read it . You will have 1 year of bad luck!
     But .. If you send it to 2 of your friends you will 
    automatically have 3 years of good luck!!! )
    _______________________________________________
    I am special and so is Vanash.
    _______________________________________________

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    the person who started it is obviously thinking he or she would benefit from the huge circulation and wishes of good luck...

    tied a few...

    left a few....

    no difference....

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    Going by the number of them that are circulating there must be a good percentage of the population who are superstitious......and too many of them have my email address for my liking
    _______________________________________________
    I am special and so is Vanash.
    _______________________________________________

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    If you delete this after you read it . You will have 1 year of bad luck! But .. If you send it to 2 of your friends you will automatically have 3 years of good luck!!! )
    Now I donít believe in luck as a lot of my money is currently with the local casino... "ISH" That said the point is, it is not nice to send people good luck bad luck letters as it is frowned upon. That said maybe my 10 years of bad luck started with one of these letters.... Maybe I must try and sue them.
    peace is a state of mind
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Princeton View Post
    the person who started it is obviously thinking he or she would benefit from the huge circulation
    That's the part I can't figure out, the motivation behind starting one. Maybe it's driven by superstition once it's going but I don't see how superstition could be the driving force for someone to create one from scratch.
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    I am special and so is Vanash.
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    Motivation of the orginator isn't always what it might seem in the eyes of the beholder.

    For example, I wouldn't be surprised if one day it emerged that L Ron Hubbard's scientology was originally intended to mock religion and its rituals.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    If you send this to 10 of your friends then NOTHING will happen to you.

    Now this one works. I sent it to 10 of my friends and nothing happened !!!
    Regards
    Fanie

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    And if everybody who ever reads this sends me 10 Bucks I will have good luck!!!!
    "Nobody who has succeeded has not failed along the way"
    Arianna Huffington

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