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: 10/31/2009

    Ha! Ha! Ha! "... I want to compensate you and show my atitude to you ..." Nice attitude John! Or is it Laura? I'm lost all of a sudden!

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Yet another bank. And this one... a little more and it would be in the city where I live! 8-) I'm in the next town over, but hey! That's really close. So I could have a personal account in that bank, couldn't I?

  • Last update: 10/31/2009
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    To:		alexis@m2osw.com
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    Subject:	Assalamo Alaikum,From Ishatu Mohamed
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  • Last update: 10/31/2009
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  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Hey! First one I get with some arabic in it. 8-)

    I suppose the arabic is the translation of the English (or the other way around rather!) The funny one in this email is the subject which says that I have to fix my SSL server. Reading the email, it says that the bank upgraded their service and we have to do something with that. Like if changing the SSL Server would cause anything different?! SSL Server?! I thought Apache was the Server and SSL was the support to encrypt the data transmitted...

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Okay... I usually don't put too much spam on my scam web page, but this one is really good. I mean, read that email, it sounds 100% profesional. Just as if the spammer actually learned how to write a real prop.! Maybe even he paid to get some info on how to write such an email or got someone to write it for him (instead of spending all of his money on a 52" TV screen.)

  • Last update: 02/18/2012

    Ha! Ha! That old lady from Kensington Court writing me a little email to share her money. Yeah! Right! Notice that pretty much all of the people living on Kensington are known in the press because that area is so priced that is usually makes the news whenever someone moves there. However, these people are set. They're not gonna email you for this or that. Really! 8-) Too funny.

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  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Okay! J'ai mis ce mail parce que là c'est plutôt bizarre. He oui! La nana dit qu'elle est francaise!!! Moi je te dis, c'est un mec au Niger, mais c'est quand même marrant! 8-)

    Un autre truc rigolo: elle parle de son employeur comme étant un maître! On dirait qu'elle aime ça!

  • Last update: 11/23/2014

    Hey! The IRS owes me money! Cool! 8-) Got one about the U.K. tax office too. Well... the truth is that so far I'ven't seen the IRS sending me emails in that regard. So I shall consider this email a scam. And my return was not that number anyway.

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  • Last update: 02/18/2012

    This is what we could call evolution. The people sending scam and spam are changing their ways all the time. First badly formed text emails. Then properly written text emails. Then HTML emails. Images so text based anti-spam cannot stop them. And not .doc documents attached to your email. Since a lot of people will not receive those (i.e. their email server will refuse external .doc and many other documents especially if it comes from an unknown source), it probably won't affect too many people. Still, it is interesting to see the evolution.

    So... what invoice are they talking about,