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: 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???

     
  • Last update: 01/08/2010

    The links in this email were pointing to http://ezworldwideaccess.com As we can see below, it was registered about 1 year ago. So they are using their URLs for a while! However, the front page is blank (no data sent).

     
  • Last update: 02/22/2018

    There you go... I'm not going to tell you that I'm not a fraudster since that would mean I am one.

    I think that's the first time that I see a message that insist on that one.

    Oh! And by the way, I got the message via Windows Live private messaging. Yep! If you use any system like Windows Live (i.e. Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn...) you are not unlikely going to receive fun messages like this one.


    Subject: Read This Message.
    Sent: December 03 8:49 AM
    Attn:     
    ...
     
  • Last update: 02/19/2014

    Ah! Well... for M$80 that's worth the trouble, right?!

    Note that I'm an undisclosed recipient again...


    Return-Path:   <hornes.leventus@msn.com>
    X-Original-To: alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To:  alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received:      from web1.bss-gt.com (host83-241-149-62.serverdedicati.aruba.it [62.149.241.83])
                   by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTPS id 3D0F6C6D4A
                   for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Mon,  7 Dec 2009 15:14:13 -0800 (PST)
    Received:      (qmail 5226 invoked from network); 14 Sep 2009 20:41:43 +0200
    Received:      from ...
     
  • Last update: 12/03/2009
    Emile John December 2 at 12:20pm
    Hello ,

    I am Barrister Emile John, a solicitor at law, personal attorney to Mr.J C.Wilke, a national of your country,who used to work as a contractor in Lome Togo West Africa.
     
  • Last update: 11/28/2009

    Help in Real Estate investment. Just like that... I'm wondering why was it necessary for this guy to have escaped his country to have such a need. And he's lucky he still has some cash, I guess.

     
  • Last update: 11/16/2009

    "the subject matter; Mohamed came to our bank ..."

    Interesting way to talk of someone, don't you think?

     
  • Last update: 11/11/2009

    Funny... she's not a slut, just in need of a little more love. I guess it depends on your definition of slut!?

     
  • Last update: 11/09/2009

    This one was sent to me by one of my readers.

    The links were going to a secure website!