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.

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Another good one. Gold at my door in a few days. Well, I mean a box full of cash. I wonder why that guy couldn't just do it all himself... Hmmm...

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    I like the title of this one. Outstanding payment... as in Incredible?

    Otherwise, there is the usual problems: Mr Mike Peter, Mike Peters, Willis, IMF Office Benin 02, Dr Robert Water, Mr Rodrigo de Rato Figaredo. Who am I talking with already?!

    Also note that this person found my name in the Central Computer. He! He! He! "The Internet Central Computer"?

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    This is an interesting turn of the Nigerian Scams. More and more, these guys tell you not to ignore or delete their emails. The majority of us just delete those emails, and telling people not to ignore your email won't change anything. Anyway, I like the low apostrophe in «I,m»

  • Last update: 10/31/2009
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    				id <S834B> for <@mail.m2osw.com:alexis@halk.m2osw.com>
    				from <pow4morgan@yahoo.no>; Thu, 22 Jun 2006 16:48:38 -0700
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    Message-ID:			<E89602ED.48E949C@yahoo.no>
    Date:				Thu, 22 Jun 2006 15:33:08 -0900
    Reply-To:			"Powell Morgan." <pow4morgan@yahoo.no>
    From:				"Powell Morgan." <pow4m
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    These days I got an increase of Random Content. And that's just plain... weird. I can understand the concept of sending emails to sell things such as Viagra and Porn, but emails which are randomly generated with content randomly taken from websites, I don't get it.

  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via; Tue, 29 Jun 2004 07:25:01 -0700
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    Return-Path:			<mustaphar@stade.fr>
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  • Last update: 10/31/2009
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  • Last update: 11/23/2014

    Quite interesting email. First the header includes some broken entries with the missing space after the : (i.e. X-EYOU-SPAMVALUE) Then the email itself sounds like the bank can only secure its login stuff with your help. I guess they could not just turn off your account and voila...

    Return-Path:		<security@regions.com>
    X-Original-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received:		from mail.m2osw.com (jcolo [])
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