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
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    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:

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    From:		Billy Bangura <dickdada@postino.it>
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    Dear sir,
    Compliment of the day!
    With the good reference made of your esteemed personal/office by the chamber
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  • 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?!

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    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.

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    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?!

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    What's your level of confidence for buying stock these days? Good or high? Hey! How about buying stock in Nigeria?

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    Ha! Never heard of a Microsoft Sweepstakes. Maybe that's because I don't follow the market enough?! Anyway, this one, I thought was funny because it appeared as all underlined. They actually used <STRONG> all over the place which in general appears bold in a browser. Still. Everything in bold. Imagine that! 8-)

    Okay... so it's all in bold, but look at it closer. That's in the U.K.!? And he has an email address... in the U.K. alright! But look at that!!! That's at Yahoo! Maybe the bad guy should learn that Microsoft owns microsoft.com and that they use it for their

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    Got a picture from that one. Whether it's him, dunno... trying to get another picture now... See my 2nd reply below. 8-)

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    From:		Alexis Wilke <alexis@m2osw.com>
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