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

 

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  • Last update: 11/23/2014

    I thought I'd put this one because it looks pretty good. That is, it really looks like the bank talking to you. Thought a bank is very unlikely going to send you an email which is just one single image and of course event less an email which asks you for all your personal information since they already have them.

    Since this is an image, it is easy for it to show a correct URL. Of course, it would send you to another server, not the bank's.

    Of course, since I live in California and the bank does not opperate here, I don't have an account with them anyway...


    Note: I added the ...

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    X-Apparently-To:	alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 206.190.38.202; Thu, 02 Mar 2006 07:38:14 -0800
    X-Originating-IP:	[66.35.250.206]
    Return-Path:		<sgtjonathan@waterloo.com>
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    		Wed, 14 Jun 2006 04:00:56 -0700
    From:		Florince <florincemaitama@netscape.net>
    To:		alexis@m2osw.com
    Reply-To:	maitama_maitama@yahoo.com
    Subject:	URGENT REPLY
    Date:		Wed, 14 Jun 2006 13:02:32 +0200
    MIME-Version:	1.0
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    Dear Friend
    Greetings to you in the most wonderful name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    His richest blessings shal
     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    La Reine Franca. Moui... Au Canada, on a des reines?

     
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    Good one! I'm his Dear Partner and he has to present himself to me in details because I think I actually don't know my Dear Partner...

     
  • 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>
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    Delivered-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
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    			(n75.bullet.mail.sp1.yahoo.com [98.136.44.51])
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    			for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>;
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  • 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.

    regards,

    xxxxxxx xxxxx
    xxxxx
    West Australia

    Hello My Dear

     
  • Last update: 02/18/2012
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