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

    Alright, so many errors! First of all, Yahoo! is more likely to send you an HTML email for such a thing. Plus, they would never ask you to send them a password by email, what for?! Not only that, they have a brand and that's Yahoo! with an exclamation mark at the end. And of course, the funniest part is certainly the fact that the person used a verizon.net email address. I'm sure a lot of Yahoo! personnel uses verizon email addresses to talk to Yahoo! users! 8-)

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Un petit africain qui croit savoir écrire en français? Il va avoir besoin de retourner à l'école alors il faudrait peut-être lui envoyer un peu d'argent, non?

    Je sais que moi aussi j'écris pas trop bien en francais, mais là c'est grave! Bon enfin, une bonne partie de rigolade en fait... Moi je te dis: nous vour prions de nous croire!

     
  • Last update: 01/14/2015

    I found this one quite interesting. This is quite similar to the little problem which happened in the US a few years later: ENRON was covered with debts just like Deawood. Now this email is interesting since it talks about money from a bad guy who wants to invest it in other countries under your name since his name is kinda... in the bad press right now.


    Received:			from snap.turnwatcher.com by substitute with [XMail 1.22 ESMTP Server]
    				id <S93CF> for <@mail.m2osw.com:alexis@halk.m2osw.com>
    				from <secretry_privateproject@virgilio.it>; Wed, 26 Jul 2006 18:28:15 ...
     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Okay! J'ai mis ce mail parce que là c'est plutôt bizarre. He oui! La nana dit qu'elle est francaise!!! Moi je te dis, c'est un mec au Niger, mais c'est quand même marrant! 8-)

    Un autre truc rigolo: elle parle de son employeur comme étant un maître! On dirait qu'elle aime ça!

     
  • Last update: 11/01/2009

    Interesting, this one had a fax number in the U.K., I would be really scared to give such a number since the police can be at your place the very next day!

     
  • 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 206.190.39.159; Sat, 06 Jan 2007 00:15:37 -0800
    X-Originating-IP:	[205.152.59.68]
    Return-Path:	
     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Have you been on that island before? Ready to invest right now? Good! I think this guy needs the money.

     
  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    X-Apparently-To:	alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 206.190.39.157; Tue, 11 Apr 2006 04:22:45 -0700
    X-YahooFilteredBulk:	87.218.142.219
    X-Originating-IP:	[87.218.142.219]
    Return-Path		<vubxrpcfqj@ibm.com>
    Authentication-Results:	mta134.mail.re4.yahoo.com from=netscape.net; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
    Received:		from 87.218.142.219 (HELO ibm.com) (87.218.142.219) by mta134.mail.re4.yahoo.com with SMTP; Tue, 11 Apr 2006 04:22:45 -0700
    From:			"SPANISH SWEEPSTAKE LOTTERY" <spanishmillions@netscape.net>
    To:			"alexis_wilke" <alexis_wilke@yahoo.com>
    Subj
     
  • Last update: 08/27/2009
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 206.190.38.195; Wed, 12 Apr 2006 09:05:56 -0700
    X-Originating-IP:		[66.35.250.206]
    Return-Path:			<frank_welch@virgilio.it>
    Authentication-Results:		mta150.mail.re4.yahoo.com from=virgilio.it; domainkeys=neutral (no sig)
    Received:			from 66.35.250.206 (EHLO mail.sourceforge.net) (66.35.250.206)
    				by mta150.mail.re4.yahoo.com with SMTP; Wed, 12 Apr 2006 09:05:56 -0700
    Received:			from vsmtp2.tin.it ([212.216.176.222]) by mail.sourceforge.net
    				with esmtp (Exim 4.44) id 1FThqr-0001pz-3E; Wed, 12 Apr 2006 09:05:53 -0700
    Receive
     
  • Last update: 08/26/2009
    Received:			from ommo.net by m2osw.com with [XMail 1.15 (Linux/Ix86) ESMTP Server]
    				id <S14BF> for <alexis@m2osw.com>
    				from <INTERNATIONAL_LOTTO@REDIFFMAIL.COM>;
    				Tue, 15 Jun 2004 06:23:05 -0700
    From:				"MRS MARY GILLIAN" <INTERNATIONAL_LOTTO@REDIFFMAIL.COM>
    Reply-To:			MICHEALSCOTT04@NETSCAPE.NET
    To:				alexis@m2osw.com
    Date:				Tue, 15 Jun 2004 14:26:52 +0000
    Subject:			MRS MARY GILLIAN
    X-Mailer:			Microsoft Outlook Express 5.00.2919.7000
    MIME-Version:			1.0
    Content-Type: 			text/plain; charset="us-as