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Hundreds of college t-shirts pile in a corner of her dorm room. On her dresser stand two dozen water bottles printed with various names. A box is outgoing with a collection of a thousand college-branded pens she’s selling for $100.
We still don’t believe it, but WCC Senior Theresa Chance has made thousands of dollars and gotten all the above and more – for free!
You can also do this, as her method is simple. She declares interest as a “interested high-school senior” or “intelligent student who wants to transfer” at any of the nation’s thousands of colleges: And then, she gets mailed stuff: T-shirts, water bottles, pens, and even a themed desk chair to go along with gift cards mailed weekly from Christendom College.
Theresa Chance
“Some schools are pretty stingy”, she says, but there are numerous opportunities to really get it from places that don’t mind throwing the cash a bit.” Christendom, TAC, Franciscan, you might get their weekly bribes – err informational gifts – but if you just call them and mention that you’re really interested but “stuck in a hard decision, they will all try to sweeten the deal.” Some even give birthday gifts, cases of beer (assuming we heard her right in our interview) and credits to visit, which she collects in the name of reported visitors who have not claimed them.
“Some might say that I’m being a little disingenuous about saying I’m interested in these schools” she admits,. “However, a little bit of equivocation helps. I’m interested in that I’m interested in what they have to offer me. It’s a type of interest, maybe not what they intend, but nobody can say I’m not interested in what these schools have to offer.” 
Have any schools wised up to her scheme we asked. “No, but I’ve had to fake commit a few times in order to get the latest package. ‘Dropping out’ is a little hard to do right, but after about twenty-eight times I’ve got it down.” This is also where a key detail of her plan must be mentioned, the use of pseudonyms in applying/communicating with the schools.  “At first I just made them up on the spot with no identification or anything behind them, which worked for a while. However, finding IIT (Irkutsk Ice Truckers) has been great for my business as they get me fake licenses, birth certificates, etc. I now use around forty-four different identities but they should carry me over for years as I reuse the same resume and application for each school and name.”
Here are a few of the names she has used over time:
TANYA CARTER
LAUREN MARSH
CHRISTINA WILLIAMS
ELIZABETH PARKS
AMY HULL
STACY WILLIAMSON
KAREN NEWTON
SHELBY HARTMAN
PAIGE COMPTON
GLORIA PAUL
ELEANOR MCDANIEL
CATHERINE SCHULTZ
JUDY MAYNARD
MIA HARDIN
SHANNON MCDANIEL
WANDA RIVAS
PAMELA DONALDSON
SHIRLEY MCDOWELL
ASHLEY WILKINS
ELIZABETH HAMPTON
LOUISE NOEL
KAREN VEGA
BRITTANY WARREN
ANGELA COHEN
SAVANNAH WARD
NICOLE CANTU
KELLY BARLOW
KAREN YOUNG
EVELYN SCOTT
PAULA RICH
PATSY GARZA
EVELYN GIBBS
ISABELLE BOOKER
RACHEL WHITAKER
ANN BLACKBURN
ELLEN MARTIN
LESLIE FERGUSON
ABIGAIL CHAVEZ
KAITLYN CANTU
SYDNEY JARVIS
TINA MORROW
COLLEEN ORTEGA
JACQUELINE ELLIS
CRYSTAL MCCRAY
Want to learn more? Contact her at theresa.chance@wyomingcatholic.edu to get full details on how to get into this business potentially worth thousands of dollars per year.