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

    This is an interesting one... Looks totally real!

    The link looks like the place to go to connect to CapitalOne, but of course, the true URL was like this:

      http://www.remetzo.gr/.support/onlinebanking.capitalone.com/online.service/oas/login.htm

    As usual, the hackers don't even offer a secure server. Makes sense, you'd get an "error" saying that your browser cannot verify their certificate!

    Okay, now what's funny here is that CapitalOne does not accept my browser to connect to their service. Thus, I cannot use CapitalOne online (not like I care, just a note). You ...

     
  • Last update: 02/18/2012
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  • Last update: 02/18/2012

    This one is really funny just because it is so badly writte.
    «fill free to delete this email, it is of the ultmost importance»


    Return-Path:		<drfrancis_kone01@yahoo.ca>
    X-Original-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
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  • Last update: 02/18/2012
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  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Ha! Ha! Ha! "... I want to compensate you and show my atitude to you ..." Nice attitude John! Or is it Laura? I'm lost all of a sudden!

     
  • Last update: 02/18/2012

    Wow! Are you in the US or Canada? And you want my SSN? Good idea! And what about your phone number?! +44... That's the UK. 0703 must be around London. Maybe. So... a UK guy telling me "Our Companies at USA" and why wouldn't one of these "Companies at USA" contact me directly?!


    Return-Path:		<globalinsurance93@yahoo.com>
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  • Last update: 02/18/2012

    Title: Tous mes sentiments( Mme MARIAM GUEI)

     

    Mme Mariam GUEI ROBERT
    email:   mariamguei2@katamail.com
    tel : 00229 95 21 20 92.

    Bonjour,

    je n ai pas un autre moyen de communiquer avec vous. c est pourquoi je vous fais parvenir ce mail. je suis dans le désespoir et mon cœur saigne au moment ou je vous écris ce message qui j espère retiendra votre attention. Je vous prie en prime de m excuser pour tous les désagréments que mon courrier pourrait vous causer.
    Même si nous ne nous sommes jamais rencontres, je crois ...

     
  • Last update: 07/10/2012

    Interessant... Le Canada cherche des jeunes diplômés de 22 à 50 ans. Il est évidemment possible d'avoir été diplômé recement et avoir 50 ans. Peut-être que les vieux de 50 ans pourront devenir Serviteur de bar. Encore que s'ils ont de la chance, ils deviendront surment Directeur de boîte.

    Bon, en passant tous vos papiers seront fait à l'Embassade du Canada en France. Sympa non? Assez logique de mon point de vue. Bon...

    Je peux pas attendre d'être contacter par mon Directeur de la ...

     
  • Last update: 02/18/2012

    This one caught my eye because the very first link did not work in Pine. The fact is, it included two newline characters at the very beginning and they had not thought of that in Pine (which simply prints these newline characters and ends up printing the URL 2 lines below where it is supposed to be.) I fixed that link since it will bring you to the bank safely. I removed the other link that was the phisher link. Also, in the middle there was a broken link that, again, Pine shown instead of the hacker link. That means the hacker email was so bad that it was not even possible for me to get to

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Funny. He calls me "President/CEO". As a matter of fact, I'm. He! He!