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: 10/31/2009
    From Gibson Mrs Myrtle Sat Jun 17 04:19:33 2006
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    Date:		Sun, 7 Jan 2007 19:35:51 +0000
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    For those who don't know "Assalamou Aley Koum" means "Hi" in arabic (actually, really it means "Peace be to you", but it is usually translated as "Hi" since that's mostly the way it is used.) It just isn't usually written that way in latin letters. In general it is written like this: "Assalamu 'Alaikum". It is also found written as "As-salaamu Alaikum".

    Assalam Alaikum in arabic: اﻟﺴﻼه ﻋﻠﻴﻜﻢ

     
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    				Fri, 13 Aug 2004 07:41:29 -0700
    From:				"MIKE ROSSMAN" <mikefamily003@hotmail.com>
    Reply-To:			mikefamily001@galmail.co.za
    To:				alexis@m2osw.com
    Date:				Fri, 13 Aug 2004 16:41:30 +0200
    Subject:			From Mike Rossman
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    A bit of German for practice...

     
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  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    This is a new way to send people a virus. The good thing (if I may say) is that the virus does not get directly in your mailbox. But people who follow the link thinking: wow! I received a card, certainly do see a card at the end. But it is a virus. This only affects MS-Windows (big surprise) but hey... it's still is a virus. What kind, I don't know and it really doesn't matter to me. Just watch out for yourself!

    Note that I removed the incoming email since it can very well be a legitimate email address that the virus used to email me.

     
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    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 206.190.38.199; Fri, 11 Jun 2004 10:56:39 -0700
    Return-Path:			<tonymoore999@tiscali.it>
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