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

    This is an interesting one, I think. This email tells you that this 'wrong' email address that YOU just defined was accepted and will be used in 3 days as the official one. Of course, if you have a PayPal account you probably want to rectify and give away your password... That's the trick here. Notice that the link goes through Google which obviously would not accept PayPal just like that, especially without mentioning it.

     
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    The following is a scam trying to get your credentials to illegally access your Paypal account.

     
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    He! He! I liked the subject of this one!

     
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