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Ponzi Publishing is a publishing company founded by Peter G. Ponzi. It sends out word puzzles, claiming residents have a chance to enter a sweepstakes to win a large sum of money, all that's required is 25 dollar deposit. Since the deposit increases over time with the contestants never actually receiving any apparent prize, this company is obviously named after Ponzi schemes. These were a form of fraud that lures investors and pays profits to earlier investors with funds from more recent investors.

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