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

    Don't you like it when the formatting of one of these emails end up like this....

    From masara_ogunu@virgilio.it Mon Dec 5 10:02:44 2005
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 206.190.39.157; Mon, 05 Dec 2005 10:48:47 -0800
    X-Originating-IP:		[66.35.250.206]
    Return-Path:			<masara_ogunu@virgilio.it>
    Authentication-Results:		mta119.mail.scd.yahoo.com from=virgilio.it; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
    Received:			from 66.35.250.206 (EHLO mail.sourceforge.net) (66.35.250.206)
    				by mta119.mail.scd.yahoo.com with SMTP; Mon, 05 Dec 2005 10:48:45 -0800
    Receiv
     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    Received:			from snap.turnwatcher.com by substitute with [XMail 1.22 ESMTP Server]
    				id <SF7E6> for <@mail.m2osw.com:alexis.cell@halk.m2osw.com>
    				from <stocknews@torktool.com>; Sun, 19 Nov 2006 06:46:35 -0800
    Received:			from fairfax (dyn-85.204.187.187.tm.upcnet.ro [85.204.187.187])
    				by snap.turnwatcher.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 851B026AD7E
    				for <alexis.cell@m2osw.com>; Sun, 19 Nov 2006 06:51:01 -0800 (PST)
    Received:			from [81.211.30.231] (port=2580 helo=amd) by mx27.mail.ru
    				with asmtp id 1GPIbF-000HZ1-00
    				for alexis.cell@m2osw.com; Mon, 18 S
     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Today I got a message on my answering machine and I was wondering what it was about. So I checked out the website and noticed after a couple clicks that the service was actually not free. I have no idea what the site really is about, but when I saw stuff for sale, I started to wonder. I guess that in the long run it somehow pays since they are still in business and according to a blog I read, they have have been in business for a while. Especially since they are getting financed by others and that for big money!

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    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: 10/31/2009
    Return-Path:	<micheal_lamine1@centrum.cz>
    X-Original-To:	alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To:	alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received:	from mail.m2osw.com (jcolo [69.55.238.181])
    		by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id A68D01BDE4
    		for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Thu, 24 Jan 2008 00:11:10 -0800 (PST)
    Received:	from mail1003.centrum.cz (mail1003.centrum.cz [213.29.7.172])
    		by mail.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 030B067840E0
    		for <alexis@m2osw.com>; Thu, 24 Jan 2008 00:11:09 -0800 (PST)
    Received:	by mail1003.centrum.cz id S58245125AbYAXHrs (ORCPT
    		<rfc822;alexis@m2osw.com
     
  • Last update: 11/01/2009

    Hey! No more surprise by such emails?!

    Received:		from Safe-mail2280.com by substitute with [XMail 1.22 ESMTP Server]
    			id  for 

    From: The Desk of Mr. Jenkins Duba
    email:jenkins_dunbar001@Safe-mail.net
    Chief Superintendent (Strong Room Storage) Dept.
    Diplomatic Union of West African States Securities Ltd.
    The Gambia-West Africa Delivery Area.

     

    Attn: Sir/Madam,

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    From manush abu Thu Apr 5 10:22:30 2007
    X-Apparently-To:	alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 206.190.38.193; Thu, 05 Apr 2007 10:31:15 -0700
    X-Originating-IP:	[65.54.246.110]
    Return-Path:		<manush_abu32@hotmail.com>
    Authentication-Results:	mta153.mail.re3.yahoo.com from=hotmail.com; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
    Received:		from 65.54.246.110 (EHLO bay0-omc1-s38.bay0.hotmail.com) (65.54.246.110) by mta153.mail.re3.yahoo.com with SMTP; Thu, 05 Apr 2007 10:31:08 -0700
    Received:		from hotmail.com ([65.54.162.12]) by bay0-omc1-s38.bay0.hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.2668); Thu, 5 Ap
     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    Return-Path:		<apache@ns1.truemesh.com>
    X-Original-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received:		from ns1.truemesh.com (ns1.truemesh.com [216.127.66.98])
    			by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 30D43AF7CA
    			for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Wed,  6 Aug 2008 19:27:39 -0700 (PDT)
    Received:		by ns1.truemesh.com (Postfix, from userid 48)
    			id AB48E5DE514; Thu,  7 Aug 2008 02:33:29 +0000 (GMT)
    To:			alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Subject:		BARRISTER MARK COLE
    From:			Mr.Mark Cole <markcole123@sify.com>
    Reply-To:		markcole_44@yahoo.com.hk
    MIME-Version:		
     
  • Last update: 07/06/2017

    "Dans l'espoir de vous relire" -- si vous n'êtes pas français vous ne comprendrez pas forcement la subtilité de cette phrase. Mariam me dit qu'il va vérifier mon email (en général, relire veut dire vérifier que tout est bien écrit...)

    Bon, je suis comptant, elle a prié et pouf! j'ai été choisi. Merci le petit bon dieu!

    Ha! Oui, aussi l'email m'est arrivée en 32 exemplaires...


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  • Last update: 08/13/2017

    This is another lottery scam email stuff... If I'm putting it here it's because this one includes a website which has a reference to a company in the U.K. A false one, that is, that company doesn't exist. How can you know?! Easy! You go here: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/companies-house and click on WebCHeck (Free company information). In there you put the name of the company:

    Or contact us at our office:

    The Lotter Limited
    29 Harley Street
    London W1G 9QR
    UNITED KINGDOM


    Fax: 020 7637 0419

    and you will notice that it doesn't appear in the ...