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
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 206.190.38.200; Wed, 14 Jul 2004 00:09:52 -0700
    X-YahooFilteredBulk:		66.35.250.206
    X-Originating-IP:		[66.35.250.206]
    Return-Path:			<mrsann100@email.ro>
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  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 206.190.38.198; Sun, 30 May 2004 14:27:41 -0700
    Return-Path:			<edy_chambers@3xl.net>
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  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    I thought this one was interesting because from the first instance, I looked at the domain name and it was off line. Whether the registrar managing that domain turned it off or the owner, I do not know but the fact is a dig -x onlinesuitesecure.com returned nothing. And no IP means no risk to connect to anything...

    The full destination link was to: http://onlinesuitesecure.com/406.htm

     
  • Last update: 07/06/2017

    The link in the email was sending you to http://www.e-gold.prixeco.com/. So not e-gold, but prixeco instead!


    Return-Path:		<SecurityRobot_donotreply@e-gold.com>
    X-Original-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
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    Received:		from mail.m2osw.com (jcolo [69.55.238.181])
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    			for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Thu, 12 Jun 2008 08:58:09 -0700 (PDT)
    X-Greylist:		delayed 3448 seconds by postgrey-1.27 at web.m2osw.com; Thu, 12 Jun 2008 08:58:07 PDT
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  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 206.190.38.198; Fri, 06 May 2005 11:59:37 -0700
    Authentication-Results:		mta211.mail.dcn.yahoo.com from=faithmail.com; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
    X-Originating-IP:		[66.35.250.206]
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  • Last update: 09/27/2013

    A couple days ago, I subscribed to the RFP/RFQ from the City of Sacramento. Today, I got this email. Okay, very frankly, this is fortuitous, since he used my SourceForge email address. But I still thought that was an interesting coiencidence.

    So... here we have someone who's trying to get our company's info. I'm not too sure what they can do with those, especially because what is being asked here is all available free on the Internet (just need to know where to look I guess). But well... this may only be the introduction and some people may think that since everything is available ...

     
  • Last update: 11/23/2014

    There is a new kind of scam! This guy is certainly looking to get your information and most preferably your advanced payment, for nothing more than smoke. Hey! Who would not want to have a couple of nice little dogs? For sure, I wouldn't respond to such an email... 8-)

    Now if you have any idea why there is this "(prof}" in there, let me know! 8-)


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    X-Original-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
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  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Cool! Look at the subject! Why not right away say what you're up to, hey?! 8-)

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 206.190.38.201; Mon, 28 Jun 2004 08:22:51 -0700
    X-Originating-IP:		[66.35.250.206]
    Return-Path:			<adduke@tiscali.co.uk>
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  • Last update: 02/18/2012

    That's new! Now the court is contacting me to apologies and offer me to get paid back for all that money I lost before because of nigerian scams.

    Note too sure, but... is there a federal court in Nigeria? The fact is there is! Whaaaaooo! That part is not a total lie.

    Also, I like the "Working I'd". Notice the apostrophy?


    From FEDERAL HIGH COURT Wed Mar 19 23:18:53 2008
    X-Apparently-To:	alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 206.190.38.200; Wed, 19 Mar 2008 23:18:58