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: 02/18/2012

    This one is really funny just because it is so badly writte.
    «fill free to delete this email, it is of the ultmost importance»

    Return-Path:		<drfrancis_kone01@yahoo.ca>
    X-Original-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received:		from n75.bullet.mail.sp1.yahoo.com
    			(n75.bullet.mail.sp1.yahoo.com [])
    			by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with SMTP id DCF621BDCC
    			for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>;
    			Tue, 22 Apr 2008 09:32:44 -0700 (PDT)
    Received:		from [] by n75.bullet.mail.sp1.yahoo.com
    			with NNFMP; 22 Apr
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    This is interesting, an italian company supposedly looking for resellers. It looks to me as if the company was legitimate, but not this email. That is, this email seems to be a scammer who pretends that he's working as the Secretary of that Mondoffice company, but has nothing to do with it. Rather, he would want to sell drugs or something like that and needs your help. Hey! Wanna answer the guy? He emailed from a Hotmail account and asks you to reply to a Yahoo! account... hmmm.... Ha! And it wasn't really hotmail by the way since the sender used some open relay to send the mail.

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Today, someone sent me an email about Hendricks. Nice name for a Sergeant, I guess...

    Hi Alexis,

    I came across your site while researching Sgt Hendricks. I notice you have nothing up on Saddam's millions scam. I have enclosed on of his original posts and his last email to me asking for my personal address and phone number etc.


    xxxxxxx xxxxx
    West Australia

    Hello My Dear

  • Last update: 02/18/2012
    Return-Path:		<cojedes03@hotmail.fr>
    X-Original-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received:		from snap.turnwatcher.com (colo [])
    			by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 9ED891BDE2
    			for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Thu, 16 Aug 2007 10:21:02 -0700 (PDT)
    Received:		from bay0-omc1-s7.bay0.hotmail.com (bay0-omc1-s7.bay0.hotmail.com [])
    			by snap.turnwatcher.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 6DF5426ACE9
    			for <alexis@m2osw.com>; Thu, 16 Aug 2007 10:21:02 -0700 (PDT)
    Received:		from hotmail.com ([]) by
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Return-Path:		<root@ypxw.com>
    X-Original-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received:		from snap.turnwatcher.com (colo [])
    			by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 4F65D1BDE2
    			for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Wed,  5 Sep 2007 09:13:11 -0700 (PDT)
    Received:		from smtp3.ypxw.com.
  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    Received:			from vsmtp14.tin.it by substitute with [XMail 1.22 ESMTP Server]
    				id <S885A> for <alexis@m2osw.com>
    				from <joyregooman@virgilio.it>; Tue, 4 Jul 2006 03:05:18 -0700
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    				id 4496D3DA0120C14C; Tue, 4 Jul 2006 12:02:19 +0200
    Message-ID:			<10c38fba182.joyregooman@virgilio.it>
    Date:				Tue, 4 Jul 2006 11:00:50 +0100 (GMT+01:00)
    From:				<joyregooman@virgilio.it>
    Reply-To:			<joyregooman@virgilio.it>
    Subject:			=?UTF-8?Q?Gesch=C3=A4fts-Vorschlag!?=
  • Last update: 02/18/2012

    Wow! Are you in the US or Canada? And you want my SSN? Good idea! And what about your phone number?! +44... That's the UK. 0703 must be around London. Maybe. So... a UK guy telling me "Our Companies at USA" and why wouldn't one of these "Companies at USA" contact me directly?!

    Return-Path:		<globalinsurance93@yahoo.com>
    X-Original-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received:		from n63.bullet.mail.sp1.yahoo.com (n63.bullet.mail.sp1.yahoo.com [])
    			by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with SMTP id 545A01BDE4
  • Last update: 04/03/2014

    Note from the U.S. government (Oct 2005):

    Please Note: There have been instances of fraudulent websites posing as official U.S. Government sites. Some companies posing as the U.S. Government have sought money in order to "complete" lottery entry forms. There is no charge to download and complete the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form. To learn more see the Department of State Warning.

    From us_dvwin0002006@tiscali.co.uk Sat Oct 8 03:39:35 2005
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via; Sat, 08 Oct 2005 03:40:26 ...
  • Last update: 02/18/2012

    Title: Tous mes sentiments( Mme MARIAM GUEI)


    Mme Mariam GUEI ROBERT
    email:   mariamguei2@katamail.com
    tel : 00229 95 21 20 92.


    je n ai pas un autre moyen de communiquer avec vous. c est pourquoi je vous fais parvenir ce mail. je suis dans le désespoir et mon cœur saigne au moment ou je vous écris ce message qui j espère retiendra votre attention. Je vous prie en prime de m excuser pour tous les désagréments que mon courrier pourrait vous causer.
    Même si nous ne nous sommes jamais rencontres, je crois ...

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Hey! First time for everything... This one is from Luxemburg. 8-)