In an otherwise uninteresting 10th Circuit decision affirming the conviction of a Ponzi-schemer behind those ‘get rich stuffing envelopes at home’ ads that pop up in magazine classifieds, we learn the alarming statistic that more than 100,000 people believed — or were desperate enough to make themselves believe — that someone would pay them two or three dollars to put a one-page flyer in an envelope.
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