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: 11/24/2014

    This one is yet another about tons of money I just win by magic! Someone just happened to get my email addres, and actually, this email was not even sent to me (look at the To: ... I was on the Bcc:, any reason you can think of?)

    What I laught about is the number of times I received it in my mailbox. There is a picture:

    And before I posted this image on this website I received yet another email from MAGRET WOODS!

    Ha! Ha! Ha! That's too much! I could block these emails, obviously, but I did not and I got another 10 in the past 2 hours. So... Am I going to believe that stuff?!

  • Last update: 11/23/2014

    For this one I don't have the email header, but it's still a funny one! The first image is what I received and it's totally unreadable. I don't even see why anyone would want to try to decipher it! The 2nd image is what you can get once you applied some very simple transformations to the source. In other words, the scrambling there is totally useless.

  • Last update: 02/18/2012

    I though the subject of this email was good. That is, I just planned to go to a green conference in two weeks and thus seeing THE GREEN  PROJECT

    And as usual, you have that "Attn/Dear ..." that is left blank. They probably don't even know they are supposed to put your name in there. Or they send those to a massively large number of people and do not have the time/courage to enter the info anyway.

    Return-Path:		<mallickdiop011@yahoo.com>
    X-Original-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received:		from mail.m2osw.com (jcolo
  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    From manush abu Thu Apr 5 10:22:30 2007
    X-Apparently-To:	alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via; Thu, 05 Apr 2007 10:31:15 -0700
    X-Originating-IP:	[]
    Return-Path:		<manush_abu32@hotmail.com>
    Authentication-Results:	mta153.mail.re3.yahoo.com from=hotmail.com; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
    Received:		from (EHLO bay0-omc1-s38.bay0.hotmail.com) ( by mta153.mail.re3.yahoo.com with SMTP; Thu, 05 Apr 2007 10:31:08 -0700
    Received:		from hotmail.com ([]) by bay0-omc1-s38.bay0.hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.2668); Thu, 5 Ap
  • Last update: 07/06/2017

    "Dans l'espoir de vous relire" -- si vous n'êtes pas français vous ne comprendrez pas forcement la subtilité de cette phrase. Mariam me dit qu'il va vérifier mon email (en général, relire veut dire vérifier que tout est bien écrit...)

    Bon, je suis comptant, elle a prié et pouf! j'ai été choisi. Merci le petit bon dieu!

    Ha! Oui, aussi l'email m'est arrivée en 32 exemplaires...

    Received:	from snap.turnwatcher.com by substitute with [XMail 1.22 ESMTP Server]
    		id ...
  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    Return-Path:		<apache@ns1.truemesh.com>
    X-Original-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received:		from ns1.truemesh.com (ns1.truemesh.com [])
    			by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 30D43AF7CA
    			for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Wed,  6 Aug 2008 19:27:39 -0700 (PDT)
    Received:		by ns1.truemesh.com (Postfix, from userid 48)
    			id AB48E5DE514; Thu,  7 Aug 2008 02:33:29 +0000 (GMT)
    To:			alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    From:			Mr.Mark Cole <markcole123@sify.com>
    Reply-To:		markcole_44@yahoo.com.hk
  • Last update: 04/03/2014

    Celui-la c'est interessant. Il nous envoie un PDF qui contient des images de gens qui ont gagné. En fait, en y regardant de près, c'est assez croyable. Encore que... mais bon. En comparison à un simple email.

    Mr. Martin Lessart
    Friday, September 19, 2008 6:08 AM
    From Mr._Martin_Lessart Fri Sep 19 06:08:05 2008
    Return-Path: 			<rotary.club07@o2.pl>
    Authentication-Results: 	mta176.mail.re3.yahoo.com from=; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
    Received: 			from (EHLO mx.sourceforge.net) (
    				by mta176.mail.re3.yahoo.com with SMTP; ...
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Don't you like it when the formatting of one of these emails end up like this....

    From masara_ogunu@virgilio.it Mon Dec 5 10:02:44 2005
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via; Mon, 05 Dec 2005 10:48:47 -0800
    X-Originating-IP:		[]
    Return-Path:			<masara_ogunu@virgilio.it>
    Authentication-Results:		mta119.mail.scd.yahoo.com from=virgilio.it; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
    Received:			from (EHLO mail.sourceforge.net) (
    				by mta119.mail.scd.yahoo.com with SMTP; Mon, 05 Dec 2005 10:48:45 -0800
  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    Received:			from snap.turnwatcher.com by substitute with [XMail 1.22 ESMTP Server]
    				id <SF7E6> for <@mail.m2osw.com:alexis.cell@halk.m2osw.com>
    				from <stocknews@torktool.com>; Sun, 19 Nov 2006 06:46:35 -0800
    Received:			from fairfax (dyn- [])
    				by snap.turnwatcher.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 851B026AD7E
    				for <alexis.cell@m2osw.com>; Sun, 19 Nov 2006 06:51:01 -0800 (PST)
    Received:			from [] (port=2580 helo=amd) by mx27.mail.ru
    				with asmtp id 1GPIbF-000HZ1-00
    				for alexis.cell@m2osw.com; Mon, 18 S
  • Last update: 07/06/2017
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via; Wed, 23 Jun 2004 02:15:05 -0700
    X-Originating-IP:		[]
    Return-Path:			<michealnkomo1964@clovermail.net>
    Received:			from (EHLO sc8-sf-mx2.sourceforge.net) (
    				by mta327.mail.scd.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 23 Jun 2004 02:15:05 -0700
    Received:			from 211.valeoinc.com ([] helo=vfemail.net)
    				by sc8-sf-mx2.sourceforge.net with esmtp (TLSv1:AES256-SHA:256) (Exim 4.30)
    				id 1Bd3qT-00028k-4V for alexis_wilke@users.sourceforge.net; Wed, 23 Jun 2004 02:15:05 ...