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

    This is one of these people who think I'll sell something to them just because they wrote an email to me. I'm not too sure how many people will want to make money that way, but I just don't look forward to working with thieves. This being said, it was a great experience. The guy took his time to reply to my email and said pretty much the same thing that he said in the first email.

  • Last update: 07/06/2017

    Many people will buy into pretty much anything on the net. I have found many scam. This one, however, I have to write a page about it. It costs $25 to $50 to do a document search. Document that is free, but usually not accessible because it is in some archive in another state if not another country. So, hey! $50 would be quite cheap if you think of it... That is, if the search was real.

    So? How does this one work? I look for my marriage, baby, divorce, death in San Francisco, California. Since none of that happened there for me in San Francisco, it could be someone else with my name... Well. ...

  • Last update: 08/13/2017

    This one simply has a funny name 8-).

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  • Last update: 02/18/2014

    Wow! Good one... This email starts saying: "I know you'll be surprised by this email since you don't know me..." and then it says: "Thank you for contacting me earlier". Maybe I don't understand French too well anymore! 

    Ho! Yeah! By the way, this is the widow of the former Philippians minister of finance. Okay, that's fine with me, after all she has the right to be. What I find a bit odd for a Philippians is that she speaks perfect French!!! Okay, just kidding, that's not perfect French, but still pretty good. That is, maybe they learn French in ...

  • 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

    He! He! I guess this one will appeal to people who are up to no good, hey?

    «I have a obscured business offer»

  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    Microsoft and AOL has set out and successfully organised a Sweepstakes

    Right... because usually large companies like that they try to set out a sweepstake and it fails really bad. Whatever! Thanks to Nichelle for this one! 8-)

  • Last update: 10/31/2009
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  • Last update: 10/31/2009
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  • Last update: 02/19/2014
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