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

    Okay... I usually don't put too much spam on my scam web page, but this one is really good. I mean, read that email, it sounds 100% profesional. Just as if the spammer actually learned how to write a real prop.! Maybe even he paid to get some info on how to write such an email or got someone to write it for him (instead of spending all of his money on a 52" TV screen.)

     
  • Last update: 07/06/2017
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 206.190.38.198; Wed, 23 Jun 2004 02:15:05 -0700
    X-Originating-IP:		[66.35.250.206]
    Return-Path:			<michealnkomo1964@clovermail.net>
    Received:			from 66.35.250.206 (EHLO sc8-sf-mx2.sourceforge.net) (66.35.250.206)
    				by mta327.mail.scd.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 23 Jun 2004 02:15:05 -0700
    Received:			from 211.valeoinc.com ([64.243.213.211] helo=vfemail.net)
    				by sc8-sf-mx2.sourceforge.net with esmtp (TLSv1:AES256-SHA:256) (Exim 4.30)
    				id 1Bd3qT-00028k-4V for alexis_wilke@users.sourceforge.net; Wed, 23 Jun 2004 02:15:05 ...
     
  • Last update: 09/27/2013

    A couple days ago, I subscribed to the RFP/RFQ from the City of Sacramento. Today, I got this email. Okay, very frankly, this is fortuitous, since he used my SourceForge email address. But I still thought that was an interesting coiencidence.

    So... here we have someone who's trying to get our company's info. I'm not too sure what they can do with those, especially because what is being asked here is all available free on the Internet (just need to know where to look I guess). But well... this may only be the introduction and some people may think that since everything is available ...

     
  • Last update: 11/01/2009

    I am sending you this private email to make a passionate appeal
    Isn't that a funny comment in such an email?! 8-)

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    What I like in this one is that many characters are missing on the left side. Ha! Ha! Ha! Know why?!

    Many of these emails you receive them with '> ' on the left side (often drawn as '| ' by Outlook & Co.). It very much looks like this guy is not the best of all English speaker (in Singapore they speak Chinese) and when deleting the '> ' he went a bit too far on many lines. Very funny!

     
  • Last update: 09/27/2013

    I like this one. Her name is Anicette. In France we have an alcoholic drink called "Anicet" made with Anis. It's also called Pastis 51, the main brand selling that drink.


    Return-Path:		<anicette_koffi00o@yahoo.fr>
    X-Original-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received:		from snap.turnwatcher.com (colo [168.150.251.50])
    			by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 4AF461BDE2
    			for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Sat, 11 Aug 2007 03:04:47 -0700 (PDT)
    Received:		from web27510.mail.ukl.yahoo.com (web27510.mail.ukl.yahoo.com ...
     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    This is an interesting turn of the Nigerian Scams. More and more, these guys tell you not to ignore or delete their emails. The majority of us just delete those emails, and telling people not to ignore your email won't change anything. Anyway, I like the low apostrophe in «I,m»

     
  • Last update: 09/27/2013

    Okay... Un autre email avec une Ivoirienne qui ne sait plus comment s'y prendre donc elle me demande à moi, un vrai pro (des scams). Donc, 12.500000 ça représente quoi déjà? Un vrai pro comme moi devrait savoir. En français, le point représente le séparateur des milliers (tous les trois chiffres). Bon... il en manque juste un. Donc c'est bon, c'est bien 12.5 million de dollars. Par contre, dans sa phrase, le "de" devant "dollar" (singulier, hummm!) est de trop.

    Et bien sur, c'est pour.... son avantage ...

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    First time for everything! This is the first I see of its genre! 8-) So they have an ATM card that I could use to withdraw the wooping total of US $500,000. Cool! But of course, I'll have to send some money to that delivery company, and probably some extra taxes and fees for demurrage (i.e. for the freaking delay between the time that idiot of Sule left the packet with that delivery company and the time I contact that company!?)

     
  • Last update: 11/23/2014

    This looks like a scammer trying to get your login + password to some poker website (which I thought was illegal in the USA?! Probably a case of prohibition... he! he!) The idea is certainly to get your money and bye bye! (or lose it against a better player who's himself! then you'd have a real hard time to prove that you were stolen!!!)

    I made the <a ...> tags visible instead of real links.


    Return-Path: <subidor@mail.orthomedika.cl>
    X-Original-To: alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To: alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received: from mail.orthomedika.cl (www.orthomedika.cl ...