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: 11/23/2014

    This is going on and on with pretty much all the banks I ever heard of. Many with British banks now and my less global banks! It looks like the phishers are targeting smaller banks which certainly have much less money to spend on protecting their users from giving away their credentials. This scheme most certainly work. According to the numbers I have seen, 1 in 100 people will fall for it and these people lose US $800 on average. This is quite expensive!

    Notice that this one is using an account of some sort at the University of Toronto for the fake page. The URL is really bad! But still, ...

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

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

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    The following was one single email, funny, isn't it?!

    From tony smith Sat Jan 6 00:15:34 2007
    X-Apparently-To:	alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via; Sat, 06 Jan 2007 00:15:37 -0800
    X-Originating-IP:	[]
  • Last update: 02/18/2012
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    			id <SF9C1> for <@mail.m2osw.com:alexis@halk.m2osw.com>
    			from <promotiongames@voila.fr>; Mon, 20 Nov 2006 15:17:31 -0800
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  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    First time I see one like this! Look here, I tried to make a transfer of $10 million somehow. And it looks like it did not work because of some jerk intermediary or something. Or maybe it could be because I do not have $10 million... Hmmm... I'll have to ponder the question. This is complicated!

  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    X-Apparently-To:	alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via; Thu, 01 Apr 2004 08:35:55 -0800
    Return-Path:		<usman.bello1@voila.fr>
    Received:		from (EHLO sc8-sf-mx2.sourceforge.net) (
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  • Last update: 02/19/2014
    Return-Path:		<vallery_dogbo@yahoo.fr>
    X-Original-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
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    			for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Sun, 12 Aug 2007 09:59:14 -0700 (PDT)
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  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    The link under HERE below was like this (it was on one long line):

    <a target="_blank"href="http://www.opaian.nl/data/.support/www.amazon.com/

    Notice that the email looks really darn good otherwise! Well... beside a few spaces missing and an unbeliviable story that is.

  • Last update: 11/23/2014
    X-Apparently-To:	alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via; Fri, 08 Apr 2005 05:55:35 -0700
    Authentication-Results:	mta251.mail.scd.yahoo.com from=virgilio.it; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
    X-Originating-IP:	[]
    Return-Path:		<v_atlantic@virgilio.it>
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  • Last update: 11/23/2014
    Return-Path:		<memsvc@vacu.org>
    X-Original-To:		contact@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
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    			for <contact@halk.m2osw.com>; Mon, 11 Jun 2007 09:23:08 -0700 (PDT)
    X-Spam-Flag:		SKIP
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