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
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via; Fri, 28 Nov 2003 21:58:17 -0800
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    With authorization from the author, I'm putting this email here because I think it can make some people understand better why scams, hoax, phishing, etc. work so well...

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    When I emerged out of bed this morning, I found out that I had emerged as a winner!

    Well... anyway... see message for details!

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    Lucky us: this fund is not linked to drug and other unlawful activities! Well... what fund? anyway? 8-)

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    Lately I have received many emails like this one. Beside the "there is absolutly no content in that email...", the email has a link to a blog. I thought that was weird. So I tried to see what that was about. The fact is that the link goes to a .exe file. This one was specifically to a file named iloveyou.exe and obviously nothing else in the page. So if I wanted to know what this is really about, I'd need a Windows box to trash (really...

  • Last update: 11/01/2009

    See for an answer below. Ho yeah!

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    From Ann Harrison Fri Jun 24 16:24:34 2005
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    He! He! Calvary greetings! She must be a horse rider. Lucky me! 8-)
    Also, as many people do, instead of hitting Enter multiple times, Anita used the spacebar to align things properly. It certainly looks good on her computer...

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