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: 09/01/2009

    Well... Interesting. This is a somewhat different approach. This dead guy is not dead in some random plane and stuff, he has the same surname as me! (last name, for non-British, in case you didn't know)

    Okay, it's not brand new, but hey... 8-) it's fun!

     
  • Last update: 08/31/2009
    X-Apparently-To:			alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 66.218.86.234; Wed, 14 Apr 2004 06:49:38 -0700
    Return-Path:				<maryann@usermail.com>
    Received:				from 66.35.250.206 (EHLO sc8-sf-mx1.sourceforge.net) (66.35.250.206)
    					by mta155.mail.dcn.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 14 Apr 2004 06:49:37 -0700
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    					by sc8-sf-mx1.sourceforge.net with esmtp (TLSv1:DES-CBC3-SHA:168) (Exim 4.30)
    					id 1BDklj-00042N-NP; Wed, 14 Apr 2004 06:49:35 -0700
    Received:				from webmail.usermail.com (imap.usermail.com [127.0.0.1])
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  • Last update: 08/30/2009

    There is one who writes the entire email in bold and italic...

     
  • Last update: 08/30/2009

    First time I can recall seeing a scammer sending a real nice letter as an attached image. There is the header and brief text explaining that the image is the real content.

     
  • Last update: 08/27/2009
    Return-Path:     <pgoldsmithassc@gmail.com>
    X-Original-To:   alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To:    alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received:        from mail.reacciun.ve (neblina.reacciun.ve [150.188.4.200])
                     by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 169E1AF0DE
                     for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Thu, 27 Aug 2009 05:16:26 -0700 (PDT)
    Received:        from reacciun.ve (localhost [127.0.0.1])
                     by mail.reacciun.ve (Postfix) with ESMTP
                     id C5DF2754; Thu, 27 Aug 2009 07:20:10 -0430 (VET)
    From:            "Peter Goldsm
     
  • Last update: 08/26/2009
     
  • Last update: 02/22/2018

    This was sent to me by someone in Australia. So they hit all over the place now. This Access America Financial Group... did you already see a real company offering to play lottery type games that had a name including "Financial" like this?!

    Okay. Now I think this isn't bad at all. It shows you a really nice picture with something that looks like a check (with the correct font for the numbers at the bottom.)

    On this one I made a little whois to see who registered the name mbtnursery.com and somehow it is someone in New York. Wrong address but still in the same state! Okay, so ...

     
  • Last update: 08/24/2009

    Go this one today (Aug 24, 2009) As you can see I had an automatic bid payment and if not then you need to follow the link below which means I'll get your Paypal login and password. Cool. And it's urgent! 8-)

     
  • Last update: 08/23/2009

    I like how this one starts: We specialize in Money Transfers... 8-)

     
  • Last update: 08/23/2009

    Notice that was received in 2008, but the copyright was not updated. Still 1999-2007!