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: 02/19/2014

    Usually viruses are included in your email and they are easy to detect (for people such as me at least...) with stuff such as: Open the attached document, that's URGENT, from someone you never ever heard of ever.

    This one, of course, I never heard of the sender either, but the difference here is that the "hacker" is asking you to click on a link which will download an executable (for Windows, again, won't work under my Linux box, do you have a Linux box too? That's already 99% protection against these attacks!)

    Not too sure whether this was effective, but some people ...

     
  • Last update: 07/06/2017
    Return-Path: 
    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 EFF031BDE4
        for ; Sat, 11 Aug 2007 09:12:36 -0700 (PDT)
    Received: from csmtpout1.frontal.correo (mailhost.terra.es [213.4.149.12])
        by snap.turnwatcher.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 4218126ACE9
        for ; Sat, 11 Aug 2007 09:12:36 -0700 (PDT)
    Received: from cps1 (213.4.149.20) by csmtpout1.frontal.correo (7.3.105.2)
            id 469F64BF00A70A17; Sat, 11 Aug 2007 18:12:27 +0200
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  • Last update: 07/06/2017
    From ibrahim h Wed Mar 7 02:54:28 2007
    X-Apparently-To:	alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 206.190.38.195;
    			Wed, 07 Mar 2007 02:54:55 -0800
    X-Originating-IP:	[65.54.246.201]
    Return-Path:		<ibrahim_h032@hotmail.com>
    Authentication-Results:	mta241.mail.re3.yahoo.com from=hotmail.com; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
    Received:		from 65.54.246.201 (EHLO bay0-omc3-s1.bay0.hotmail.com) (65.54.246.201)
    			by mta241.mail.re3.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 07 Mar 2007 02:54:47 -0800
    Received:		from hotmail.com ([65.54.168.13]) by bay0-omc3-s1.bay0.hotmail.com
    			with Microsoft SMTPSVC(6.0.3790.2668); ...
     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Good one. That is, there are quite a few things here that are quite funny...

    "However, I got your email information on your Hotel contact list." I'm not too sure which Hotel he's speaking about... With my email address at SourceForge.net? Hmmm...

    "Total amount involve is $150,000,000 million usd." Not too sure how to read this one. Is this $150 trillion dollars? Or he meant only $150 million? Quite frankly, if that's only $150 million, I just won't waste my time.

    Etc...

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    From Barr.Williams Wed Aug 2 16:59:51 2006
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 206.190.39.160; Wed, 02 Aug 2006 17:01:40 -0700
    X-Originating-IP:		[66.35.250.206]
    Return-Path:			<anonymous@host39-136.myown.be>
    Authentication-Results:		mta285.mail.mud.yahoo.com from=yahoo.com; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
    Received:			from 66.35.250.206 (EHLO mail.sourceforge.net) (66.35.250.206)
    				by mta285.mail.mud.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 02 Aug 2006 17:01:38 -0700
    Received:			from host39-136.myown.be ([213.186.39.136]) by mail.sourceforge.net
    				with esmtps (TLSv1:DES-CBC3-SHA:168) (Ex
     
  • Last update: 11/15/2012

    The following is my compiled list of email addresses from people who claim they have loads of money to share with me. Do whatever you want with them. If it happens to be your email address and you think you are innocent... you may want to change it at once.

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Hey! First time for everything... This one is from Luxemburg. 8-)

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Hey! Never been in Africa, and even though some say they speak English, French or German, when they do they use many words the wrong way. But this one is funny: A Law Firm of Advocates...

    Note that in French we translate Attorney as Avocat. So that's most certainly the French word poorly translated to English. Still quite funny! 8-)

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 206.190.38.195; Wed, 24 Nov 2004 18:14:33 -0800
    Authentication-Results:		mta158.mail.dcn.yahoo.com from=yahoo.com; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
    X-Originating-IP:		[66.35.250.206]
    Return-Path:			<wenkang1000@yahoo.com>
    Received:			from 66.35.250.206 (EHLO sc8-sf-mx1.sourceforge.net) (66.35.250.206)
    				by mta158.mail.dcn.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 24 Nov 2004 18:14:32 -0800
    Received:			from jet13.hasweb.com ([66.193.230.227])
    				by sc8-sf-mx1.sourceforge.net with esmtp (TLSv1:AES256-SHA:256) (Exim 4.41)
    				id 1CX99S-000219-PH; Wed, 24 Nov
     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Not too sure what this is about. To me it looks like some links will go download a virus. And it is presented as I saw it: bad HTML. Well, maybe some mail system would show the HTML as such, but not pine. 8-)