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

    Alright! So we've seen it all, hey?!
    Now this one is interesting.
    "[...] starts recruiting employees [...]"
    So this means I will have a W2 and I will get paid to check out stuff for businesses that do not make any money yet since they are doing research to know whether what I'm checking out is worth selling.


     
  • Last update: 01/31/2015

    Return-Path:		<service@paypal.fr>
    X-Original-To:		info@halk.m2osw.com
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    From:			"service@paypal.fr"
     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 206.190.38.197; Thu, 25 Nov 2004 07:39:28 -0800
    Authentication-Results:		mta148.mail.sc5.yahoo.com from=tiscali.no; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
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  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    X-Apparently-To:	alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 66.218.93.102; Mon, 01 Mar 2004 13:55:05 -0800
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  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 206.190.38.202; Fri, 23 Jul 2004 06:48:53 -0700
    X-Originating-IP:		[66.35.250.206]
    Return-Path:			<john.ado@epost.de>
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  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    The joke is at the end... I don't recall getting a massage while reading this email, did I?!

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 206.190.38.194; Tue, 17 May 2005 14:52:31 -0700
    Authentication-Results:		mta167.mail.dcn.yahoo.com from=technisamail.co.za; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
    X-Originating-IP:		[66.35.250.206]
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  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Okay... the camps and stuff isn't funny stuff but as you can see this person is using it, not me! What is funny is that two different names appear in the email. Just as if two different people were talking here. Not only that, there are different matters which have nothing to do between each others. Quite a mess! 8-)

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    This is an interesting one... The "Attn:" says "Sir/Madam". Isn't that funny?! I mean, they are hackers, why could they not find a software that find your name and stick it in there??

    Well... I'll tell you why! That's because they don't even know how to write name themselves. Look at it, all the first and last names are stuck together.

     
  • Last update: 03/06/2018

    Not too sure what people can do with an access to NetSpend since as far as I can tell, they would not transfer money from your NetSpend account to someone "random". But maybe the person can enter oneself as a company which is to be paid some money and just send a check... which means we'll know his/her address. And if it's overseas, it's quite unlikely that it will work. The other thing would be identity theft... Anyway, hopefully they don't show the SSN of their users anywhere!


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