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'll pass on the syntax in that email for now. It is obvious that people writing spam emails do it on purpose to swart tools such as my anti-spam software. Now, this is fine, it gives me a little more fun work to do.

  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    X-Apparently-To:	alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via; Sat, 26 Jun 2004 04:24:51 -0700
    X-Originating-IP:	[]
    Return-Path:		<dicta@spray.se>
    Received:		from (EHLO sc8-sf-mx1.sourceforge.net) (
    			by mta143.mail.re2.yahoo.com with SMTP; Sat, 26 Jun 2004 04:24:51 -0700
    Received:		from lmfilto03.st1.spray.net ([])
    			by sc8-sf-mx1.sourceforge.net with esmtp (Exim 4.30)
    			id 1BeBIg-00080K-4m; Sat, 26 Jun 2004 04:24:50 -0700
    Received:		from localhost (localhost [])
    			by lmfilto03.st1.
  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via; Mon, 19 Jul 2004 04:01:44 -0700
    X-Originating-IP:		[]
    Return-Path:			<benjadi_43@tiscali.co.uk>
    Received:			from (EHLO sc8-sf-mx1.sourceforge.net) (
    				by mta438.mail.scd.yahoo.com with SMTP; Mon, 19 Jul 2004 04:01:43 -0700
    Received:			from mk-smarthost-3.mail.uk.tiscali.com ([])
    				by sc8-sf-mx1.sourceforge.net with esmtp (Exim 4.34)
    				id 1BmVtZ-0006Ia-M6 for alexis_wilke@users.sourceforge.net; Mon, 19 Jul 2004 04:01:22 -0700
    Received:			from mk-cpfront-4.mail.uk
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    At the start

    First time I see a scam about the holocaust victimes and their bank accounts. Note that the person says he's a member of an organization in Switzerland and then says he's in America... Also I looked for a list of the ICEP members and I could not find any one under the name Roland Z. Bersson (Bresson? neither!) And the subject... the name of the guy. Ha! Good joke.

    Episode II

    I received another copy of this email today... and I noticed one other thing! The following sentence:

  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    Received:	from postino174.com
    		by substitute with [XMail 1.22 ESMTP Server]
    		id <S789C> for <alexis@m2osw.com> from <dickdada@postino.it>;
    		Fri, 2 Jun 2006 05:48:22 -0700
    From:		Billy Bangura <dickdada@postino.it>
    To:		alexis@m2osw.com
    Reply-To:	d_dada@postino.it
    Subject:	CONFIDENTIAL!!
    Date:		Fri, 02 Jun 2006 13:49:04 +0100
    MIME-Version:	1.0
    Content-Type:	multipart/mixed; boundary="d3c36a18-9c66-4ef3-8bfd-08f629630bec"
    Dear sir,
    Compliment of the day!
    With the good reference made of your esteemed personal/office by the chamber
    of commerce here in
  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    I must obviously have been talking with this guy on the phone. I mean, you know, who would send me an email saying he talked with me about the 79,000 dollar bills all of $100 but the guy who talked to me on the phone?!

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Okay, maintenant ça fait 2 fois que je reçois cette email. Donc je la liste. C'est évident que l'Aziz c'est une tête de turc dans tout ça! Ou plutôt, il n'existe pas!

    Tiens alors c'est tout en français et je suis pas inscris à facebox et le mec il habite en Espagne. Hé! J'suis en Californie la... Je vois pas trop la connection!?

    Bon, enfin... 10 millions de gens auraient rien d'autre a faire que d'aller sur FaceBox on dirait!

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    I like the name on this one 8-).

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    These idiots make it so complicated on themselves so as to make sure that the anti-spam do not stop their emails that I cannot even read them (not like I read Italian much, but I can tell the difference between a 80 characters words and Italian, somehow.)

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    Here there is a really good letter. I mean, really believable to my point of view, that is, if you have a Barclays bank account...

    Of course, the comment at the end that you have to act in 48h gave me the insight (he! he!). A bank would give you at least 30 days, if not 60, to remedy to such problems. And holding your funds is better than losing it to some phisher...