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: 07/06/2017

    Got that one this morning. Funny. The guy wants to buy some of my products with a credit card. I mean, you know, I have sold many products and never had someone send me an email like this one. Anyway...

    The funniest part is when he says: gimme your website URL!

    He wants some of my products but he does not even know what the heck I'm selling. Guess what, at my company we are selling stuff that have nothing to do with what he wants. I'd bet pretty much anything since most people do not want a software library or even Turn Watcher...

    And in case you want to know more about my ...

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Got to contact Mr Mighty!
    Got to contact Mr Mighty!
    Got to contact Mr Mighty!
    No really! 8-)

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    This is a funny one. A guy who pretends to be from Austrian but writing from a norvegian account in rather good English with Opera under Windows 2000 setup in Japanese. Adnd he has so much money that he has to ask me to distribute it since he's confident I won't just steal his money.

    Sounds like a good plan! 8-)

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Return-Path:		<herbert_wigwe@hotmail.com>
    X-Original-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received:		from mail.com (ml82.128.13.89.multilinks.com [])
    			by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with SMTP id 334DE1BDE4
    			for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Sun, 20 Jan 2008 13:48:57 -0800 (PST)
    Reply-To:		<herbertwigwenig@aim.com>
    From:			"HERBERT WIGWE" <herbert_wigwe@hotmail.com>
    To:			"alexis" <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>
    Subject:		Compliments
    Date:			Sun, 20 Jan 2008 21:48:58 -0000
    MIME-Version:		1.0
    Content-Type:		text/plain; charset
  • Last update: 11/15/2012

    The following is my compiled list of email addresses from people who claim they have loads of money to share with me. Do whatever you want with them. If it happens to be your email address and you think you are innocent... you may want to change it at once.

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    When I emerged out of bed this morning, I found out that I had emerged as a winner!

    Well... anyway... see message for details!

  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via; Wed, 30 Jun 2004 03:38:21 -0700
    X-Originating-IP:		[]
    Return-Path:			<michaelkoffi4@jumpy.it>
    Received:			from (EHLO sc8-sf-mx2.sourceforge.net) (
    				by mta125.mail.sc5.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 30 Jun 2004 03:38:21 -0700
    Received:			from outgoing1.jumpy.it ([] helo=mail.jumpy.it)
    				by sc8-sf-mx2.sourceforge.net with esmtp (Exim 4.34)
    				id 1BfcTq-0007C5-N0; Wed, 30 Jun 2004 03:38:20 -0700
    Received:			from [] by mail.jumpy.it with HTTP; Wed, 
  • Last update: 04/03/2014

    Not too long ago, I got this letter from USTMS saying that they would actually make sure that my trademark is properly protected. I read the thing a bit to see how much they would charge and such.

    Well... Point one, they are not attorneys. That's funny because so far those I heard of monitoring trademarks are attorneys. Funny, hey?! Bar start, I will say.

    And so, what's the price? A little cheaper than the IDM company since this one is only US $395.00. Plus the stamp because the envelope is not pre-stamped...

    Whether they really do something that's useful, hey! Maybe it works ...

  • Last update: 08/27/2009
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via; Wed, 12 Apr 2006 09:05:56 -0700
    X-Originating-IP:		[]
    Return-Path:			<frank_welch@virgilio.it>
    Authentication-Results:		mta150.mail.re4.yahoo.com from=virgilio.it; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
    Received:			from (EHLO mail.sourceforge.net) (
    				by mta150.mail.re4.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 12 Apr 2006 09:05:56 -0700
    Received:			from vsmtp2.tin.it ([]) by mail.sourceforge.net
    				with esmtp (Exim 4.44) id 1FThqr-0001pz-3E; Wed, 12 Apr 2006 09:05:53 -0700
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Sie haben €1.000.000,00 gewonnen! Yeah! Right! Well... I put this one because it is in German and I do not receive that many of these in German 8-). Now, notice that the return path is an email address in poland. And the person to contact is in England. What kind of a German Lottery is that?!