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: 11/23/2014

    Quite interesting email. First the header includes some broken entries with the missing space after the : (i.e. X-EYOU-SPAMVALUE) Then the email itself sounds like the bank can only secure its login stuff with your help. I guess they could not just turn off your account and voila...

    Return-Path:		<security@regions.com>
    X-Original-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To:		alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received:		from mail.m2osw.com (jcolo [])
    			by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 132B31BDE4
    			for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Thu, 14 Feb 2008 15:45:07 -0800 ...
  • Last update: 11/24/2014

    The link in this one was on an artist website. The artist just has a Flash animation in there. The hacker added the directory named "onlinebanking" and put a copy of the bank's website.


    Now it sounds like the bank did have a website without encryption before. That's most certainly the case. All banks do just that. Website with no encryption, no certificate, nothing. And all your data floats around just like in totally clear text! Yeah! Right! And sure they need us to confirm we're still alive. Say the bank has ...

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    I like the "To:" field... don't you?!

  • Last update: 10/31/2009

    The funny part in this one is at the end. Looks like one of these photocopies where the original did not get place properly so we cannot read the edges...

  • Last update: 11/24/2014

    These days I receive a lot of PDF files. In general I just delete them. Some ISPs decided to just kick them out (not too good for Adobe!) The problem is that all of these PDF are only about buying some shares in some company to supposedly make some money. I've looked at a few of these schemes and did not really see much movement on most of these actions. This certainly means that people don't invest just because they receive an email. Yet, it must work at times because otherwise scammer would not continue to scam with that scheme. And instead of reducing it, it grows! Maybe we should ...

  • Last update: 10/31/2009
    X-Apparently-To:		alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via; Fri, 11 Jun 2004 10:56:39 -0700
    Return-Path:			<tonymoore999@tiscali.it>
    Received:			from (EHLO sc8-sf-mx1.sourceforge.net) (
    				by mta285.mail.scd.yahoo.com with SMTP; Fri, 11 Jun 2004 10:56:39 -0700
    Received:			from mail-1.tiscali.it ([])
    				by sc8-sf-mx1.sourceforge.net with esmtp (Exim 4.30)
    				id 1BYqGd-0000w1-PA; Fri, 11 Jun 2004 10:56:39 -0700
    Received:			from [] by mail-1.tiscali.it
    				with HTTP; Fri, 11 Jun 2004 19:56:13 +0200
    Date:				Fri, 11 Jun 2004