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While I am not in a position to say whether or not this "scam" would work, I can say one thing, the idea of getting \$42,000 in four weeks in individual dollar bills each in its own envelope is absurd. Let's do a quick calculation here, there are 86,400 seconds in a day, multiply that by 28 days (four weeks) and you get 2,419,200 seconds in four weeks. Now, devide that number by 42,000 and you get 57.6. That means that in order to open all those evelopes you would have to open one about every minute, and that is assuming no sleep, no eating, doing nothing but opening envelopes. If you say, spent 8 hours a day opening these envelopes, that would be an envelope every 20 seconds or so. Hmmmmmmm. And of course, what exactly are you going to do with 42,000 bills? You have any idea how big of a stack that would be? Or how silly you would look taking that to the bank? Well, just my thoughts.

-Paul

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