PEOPLE in Huddersfield are being targeted by a chain letter advertising a get rich quick scheme.
West Yorkshire Trading Standards officers have received several inquiries about the letters.
The four-page letters begin with a ``success story" written by David Rhodes, of Norfolk, who claims he tried the scheme and made more than £500,000.
The letters then detail six steps, which recipients must follow exactly.
These include sending £10 in the post to the first person on a list of six people included in the letter.
Recipients are then instructed to add their name to this list, make copies of the letter and send them to 200 people.
The letters list three marketing companies where people can obtain 200 names and addresses.
They claim that the initial cost of sending the letters will be about £119 - and within 60 days the sender will receive at least £40,000 in £10 notes.
Similar chain letters were circulating in the town in June, 2002 - again telling the story of David Rhodes.
Joseph Goble, of Almondbury, received a copy of the chain letter last week.
He did not follow the instructions.
He said: "As soon as I started to read it I knew what it was.
"I have had this kind of thing in the past. I just tear them up.
"I won't be the only one who's got this in the post."
Mr Goble said he wants people to be wary of the scheme.
He said: "I think it's a con job. It doesn't take a genius to work out that if you have only got to pay a tiny amount to get huge profits, something is wrong.
"If this scheme truly worked everyone would do it and there would be nobody on the poverty line.
"I can never understand how intelligent people get sucked into these things."
David Lodge, spokesman for West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service, warned people to be wary of such schemes.
He said: "It is not illegal. But it may not work, as most people who receive this kind of thing rip it up and throw it away rather than join in.
"Our advice is to treat it with suspicion and ignore it.
"You do not get anything for nothing. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is," said Mr Lodge.