Welcome and happy reading!

Since, like anyone else, I receive tons of scam emails and snail mail letters, I decided to present here some of these. All of these (and many more which I just delete) are scams. This means, what the senders have in mind is to racket one of us. And according to what I've seen, they do succeed quite often.

If you have similar letters in your mailbox, either disregard or play with the person knowing that you can't give him (or her) any information about:

  1. Your bank account,
  2. Your address — or any valid address if that matter,
  3. Your family, and
  4. any other information that you judge private or even intimate.

Ha! I say "Your"... even if you don't like your neighbor at all, don't give his information either. The Internet leaves tracks (hackers in the US are being caught one after another!) and you would certainly be in even bigger trouble.

In the meantime, I hope you will enjoy reading these letters as I do myself once in a while. 8-)I do not always add comments with the letters since I usually don't have time to do so, but there would often be a lot of joke to tell!

Soap Bubbles

 

Latest Scams
  • Last update: 11/22/2014

    Hmmm.... I received this one completely out of the blue!

    It's quite interesting since the guy asks me to send him money... no reasons at all!


    Return-Path: <mrichu88@interia.pl>
    X-Original-To: alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To: alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received: from mail.m2osw.com (jc [69.55.233.23])
        by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 796AF1BDC2
        for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Sat, 27 Feb 2010 05:55:12 -0800 (PST)
    Received: from smtp240.poczta.interia.pl (smtp240.poczta.interia.pl [217.74.64.240])
        by mail.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id ...
     
  • Last update: 02/26/2010

    "UPS" Virus

    I have been receiving many of those lately. They come with an attachment including a virus. (a .exe file in a zip archive.)

     
  • Last update: 04/04/2010

    Just noticed a little problem in the generation of the teaser on this one... I wonder if there would be an easy way to fix that!

     
  • Last update: 02/21/2010

    Is this the second time I post about a non-response email? It is just quite interesting what people come up with to get a reaction. Of course, marketer have been using that trick for a while. These days, that's especially coaches I talk with. They really need to make money so they talk you down as if you just couldn't handle it yourself. It may be true, but it is not the way to get me on-board. Really!

     
  • Last update: 02/20/2010
    Return-Path: <mich@hotelseimler.homepage.t-online.de>
    X-Original-To: alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To: alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received: from mail.m2osw.com (jc [69.55.233.23])
        by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id BF19C1BDC2
        for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Fri, 19 Feb 2010 22:33:44 -0800 (PST)
    Received: from mailout10.t-online.de (mailout10.t-online.de [194.25.134.21])
        by mail.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 6375F42A007
        for <alexis@m2osw.com>; Fri, 19 Feb 2010 22:34:25 -0800 (PST)
    Received: from fwd03.aul.t-online.de (fwd03.aul.t-online.de 
     
  • Last update: 02/16/2010

    I like this one, and it's not the first time I'm seeing it!

    "what happened in future"

    How come someone would use the past tense to talk about something in the future? I know that we do such things in French with very complicated (convoluted) sentences... but here it just sounds silly.

     
  • Last update: 02/08/2010

    Crying for help

     
  • Last update: 02/14/2014

     This one's funny... it is a Sequel!!!


    Return-Path: <agallego@unse.edu.ar>
    X-Original-To: alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To: alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received: from mail.m2osw.com (jc [69.55.233.23])
        by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id DB3711BDE4
        for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Wed, 20 Jan 2010 22:44:48 -0800 (PST)
    Received: from mxb.unse.edu.ar (mxb.unse.edu.ar [170.210.224.15])
        (using TLSv1 with cipher ADH-AES256-SHA (256/256 bits))
        (No client certificate requested)
        by mail.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTPS id F2E2242A321
        for ...
     
  • Last update: 02/19/2014

    Received the following as if I had posting something on craigslist. I guess it would work if I even knew what a TREK MADONE was...

    In any event, that's a scam with the attempt to get your account info and thus use your account to post even more crap on craigslist.org

    The real URLs in this email were to:

       http://craigslusg.szm.com//craigslist.htm?accounts.craigslist.org/login/chgpwd

    Which, as you can see, are not directing you to craigslist.

    Another thing, I'll have to check, but this email was sent in HTML and I think that craigslist.org, on ...

     
  • Last update: 01/17/2010

    There you go... I should receive something from DHL, so I have to contact FedEx to pay for some custom thing (tax/stamp duty) but that they could not pay although they did pay for the transportation already... Hmmm...

    Now I'm still wondering... what is that INTEL security thing???