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From:  Brent <>
Date:  Thu Nov 8, 2001  8:07 am
Subject:  Hazelwood Con Victim

        I'm posting this to TT-Watch simply to get the word out, and to help prevent
        other victims in the process.

        I was the one that got burned by the pyramid scheme that Sol refered to in
        his post, and yes it was for a relativley small amount of money, $100.00.
        And as Sol said, we have all been approached by people about these schemes,
        and did not think they were "monsters".

        But this is an extreme simplification of the whole story. Hazelwood got
        involved with me over a six month period, at first helping me to find a
        better ISP than I had at the time. We shared several private emails on this
        subject, and then we began phone conversations. He is easy to talk to, warm,
        friendly and seems extremly willing to help. He also began to discuss the
        urgency of prepareing, and mentioned that he was exploring several ways to
        make money in order to buy land in the southern part of the U.S., and build
        a few domes on it for his family. Was I interested?

        Well, he'd already helped me once...sure, I said.

        He approached me with several schemes in the next 6 months. The first
        involved and investment of $20,000, but would guarantee a quick return.
        Sorry...that was way over my head.

        The next scheme...$10,000 an equally good investment, but a slightly smaller
        return. Hmmm....sorry, still over my head, but thanks anyway. The next
        opportunity was ideal. An invitation only investment scheme that only a few
        people are invited into, and you start at just $100.00. And Brent, I know
        that your wife has just gone through surgery and treatment for Thyroid
        Cancer, and you have 2 kids in school, but we need to prepare....think of
        the future.

        O.K., send me the info, I'll give it a go!
        I got my information packet with full instructions, I was excited, this
        could work! I got my list of names in the pyramid, and instructions on who I
        should pay to get the investment rolling. This was a woman's name and
        address on the in Florida. Once I sent her the money, things would start to
        really happen.

        I waited......and updated list came in the mail. I called
        Mark. Oh, that investment scheme just wasn't working out, he was researching
        others. But his mother got the $100.00 I sent, thanks. Yes, his mom was the
        person on the list I had to send my money to first! By the way, was I
        interested in an off shore investment scheme he had? I haven't talked with
        him since.

        I agree that the people on his list are "just a bunch of good people like us
        who want to survive"....but what will it cost them in the long run?
        Why are we not encourageing them to join OUR group for free information with
        no fear of ever being charged for the privelege?

        I hope none of those people get burned, but if they do, they can't say they
        weren't warned....and I don't want to hear any whineing.