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: 11/24/2014

    The link in this one was on an artist website. The artist just has a Flash animation in there. The hacker added the directory named "onlinebanking" and put a copy of the bank's website.


    Now it sounds like the bank did have a website without encryption before. That's most certainly the case. All banks do just that. Website with no encryption, no certificate, nothing. And all your data floats around just like in totally clear text! Yeah! Right! And sure they need us to confirm we're still alive. Say the bank has ...

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    I like the "To:" field... don't you?!

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    The funny part in this one is at the end. Looks like one of these photocopies where the original did not get place properly so we cannot read the edges...

  • Last update: 11/24/2014

    These days I receive a lot of PDF files. In general I just delete them. Some ISPs decided to just kick them out (not too good for Adobe!) The problem is that all of these PDF are only about buying some shares in some company to supposedly make some money. I've looked at a few of these schemes and did not really see much movement on most of these actions. This certainly means that people don't invest just because they receive an email. Yet, it must work at times because otherwise scammer would not continue to scam with that scheme. And instead of reducing it, it grows! Maybe we should ...

  • Last update: 10/31/2009
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  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    I received this email several times now. I think it is just advertising, but why would someone tell me that they found me on RipOff.com when the link they give me sends me to someone else company?! They think I would not verify??? It's just one click away!!!

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Un petit africain qui croit savoir écrire en français? Il va avoir besoin de retourner à l'école alors il faudrait peut-être lui envoyer un peu d'argent, non?

    Je sais que moi aussi j'écris pas trop bien en francais, mais là c'est grave! Bon enfin, une bonne partie de rigolade en fait... Moi je te dis: nous vour prions de nous croire!

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Somehow this one caught my eye today. Nothing special, very much the usual... but I have to say that somehow who's ready to backup all of his claims with pictures, that's quite different from people doing just some blah blah blah. I'm gonna ask him whether he has a picture of the dead body laying on the ground! Maybe a bit more later?

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    The funny part in this one is at the end. Looks like one of these photocopies where the original did not get place properly so we cannot read the edges...