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: 10/01/2019

    I've seen a lot of things and I have to say that these scams have been evolving really fast in the last 2 or 3 years. At first, it was just something like my dad died (and you still get those), but this one is much different. This one is about a guy who put my name in his will. Imagine that. He dies, I get some money. Cool. US $1 million. And no phone call, no letter, no angry siblings, just an email. Hmmm... Is that a scam?!

     
  • Last update: 07/06/2017

    I have see a lot of toll free numbers, but one that starts with 334 does not really sound free to me. What seems surprising is that this looks like an American phone number; Albama to be precise. (see Wikipedia for more info) I'm not too sure what the intend is here. Go to jail? Or would the number redirect to another number? Or that's the number of a stolen cell phone maybe.


    Return-Path:		<online@colonialbank.com>
    X-Original-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
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  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Cool! Look at the subject! Why not right away say what you're up to, hey?! 8-)

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

    I thought this one was interesting because from the first instance, I looked at the domain name and it was off line. Whether the registrar managing that domain turned it off or the owner, I do not know but the fact is a dig -x onlinesuitesecure.com returned nothing. And no IP means no risk to connect to anything...

    The full destination link was to: http://onlinesuitesecure.com/406.htm

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009
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  • Last update: 10/31/2009
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    From:		Yaya Diouf <yaya@diouf-help.la>
    To:		alexis@m2osw.com
    Reply-To:	yaya1diouf@yahoo.fr
    Subject:	Respect Fully From Mr Yaya Diouf & Sister
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    Dear ,
    I got your contact from the Ecowas Infomation Center in Côte d'Ivoire. My sources

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Okay! There is currently a wave of Diplomi, Degrees, etcetera that you can purchase. This is a mostly legal piece of paper which says that you are capable of doing these things that you say you can do in your Curriculum Vitae.

    Now, of course, you would think that if you are to get a diploma from any institution, they will be academic. When I read that word, academic, it sounds to me that if I talk to them, I will be talking to people who know how to read and write, and this at a higher level than average.

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009
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