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: 03/29/2014

    First, I won't make a joke of it, but this one looks like an American scam directed to an African. I thought it was important to note because so far it has been scams going the other way around!

    I do not have the original of these emails, but I the person who received it says they sent some money. Interestingly enough, the URL brings you to a complicated website that understands the name of the person, amount of the check, etc. In other words, the site is dynamic and working properly.

    The URLs looked like this:

     ...
     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    I don't recall seeing a Google prize before. That one is for their Anniversary. Also, first time I hear about a Google Anniversary via email just out of the blue! Anyway... Maybe I'll catch the Google X-Prize. That would be neat. 8-)

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Good one! He actually says that the US government was involved in the resolution of this one. Most certainly true! Right? Hmmm...

     
  • Last update: 09/04/2009

    Funny, I got this email last week and the week before with the exact same name. Susan Walter. Okay, so this one is funny since Susan is actually an American who got some money after she pushed the Nigerian government to pay for it. US $8.2 million. What contract, I'm not too sure, there aren't too many people who can get a contract for that much money anywhere in the world. And these people are usually well known. Anyway... this tells you to beware of scams and not let go if you "lost" (spent?!) money trying to get these payments. Good luck with that!

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    Return-Path:		<leslie_clive@sgcib.com>
    X-Original-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received:		from mail.m2osw.com (jcolo [69.55.238.181])
    			by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 8D2231BDCC
    			for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Tue, 13 May 2008 18:02:35 -0700 (PDT)
    Received:		from mout3.freenet.de (mout3.freenet.de [195.4.92.93])
    			(using TLSv1 with cipher DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA (256/256 bits))
    			(No client certificate requested) by mail.m2osw.com (Postfix)
    			with ESMTP id E295CDCC024 for <alexis@m2osw.com>;
    			Tue, 13 May 2008 18:
     
  • Last update: 09/04/2009
    Return-Path:		<barristeuyrnkono@jmail.co.za>
    X-Original-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received:		from mail.m2osw.com (jcolo [69.55.238.181])
    			by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id ABD7F1BDCC
    			for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Wed, 30 Apr 2008 17:49:43 -0700 (PDT)
    Received:		from phosphorus.onspeed1.com (phosphorus.onspeed.com [212.100.250.226])
    			(using TLSv1 with cipher DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA (256/256 bits))
    			(No client certificate requested)
    			by mail.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 98D27678408A
    			for <alexis@m2osw.com&g
     
  • Last update: 08/23/2009

    Okay... I hit a record last night (Fri 20, 2006 to Sat 21, 2006): 550 emails in about 14 hours (I already had 483 in about 8 hours!)

     
  • Last update: 11/23/2014

    I put this one because that's the first email I get that's fully in arabic!

    Fully? Well except for the header, but that's normal. However, the name of the GIF image in there was using non-arabic characters.


    From E-Advertiser Mon Apr 21 22:32:52 2008
    Return-Path: 		<hssngd@gmail.com>
    Authentication-Results:	mta363.mail.mud.yahoo.com from=gmail.com; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
    Received: 		from 212.103.160.59 (EHLO smtp1.tedata.net) (212.103.160.59)
    			by mta363.mail.mud.yahoo.com with SMTP; Mon, 21 Apr 2008 23:34:47 -0700
    Received: 		(qmail 2973 invoked from ...
     
  • Last update: 02/18/2012

    Ah! Ah! Ah! Ça c'est de l'anglais traduit avec Google Translate ou autre traducteur automatique et recopié dans une email sans les accents. Tràs difficile à lire, évidemment!

    L'URL est une redirection à PHPizabi (reviewcharts.com) qui est un site de rencontre où vous pouvez avoir votre page web, blog, etc.

    http://www.reviewcharts.com/system/cache/www.id.orange.fr/auth_user/bin/auth_user_cgi.htm

    
    

    Nous avons rcemment termin que diffrents ordinateurs connect sur votre compte Orange, Mot de passe et de multiples checs taient

     
  • Last update: 02/18/2012

    Pay attention here... First you write your name (My Ahmed) and then you write: "Best Regards". Cool hey!? If your teacher ever told you that you could not write correctly, just reply me and I'll talk to that teacher of yours.

    His mobile... +226... that sounds like Burkina Faso. Hey! Look at that! He's not a liar! He says he lives in Ouagadougou and thus in Burkina Faso! So the $22 million must be real too! He! He! It was just some funny deduction (what? dodgy?! Noooo! Not at all!)