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: 02/18/2012

    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

  • Last update: 02/19/2014

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

    Date:		Mon, 18 Feb 2008 22:20:34 -0800 (PST)
    From:		Alexis Wilke <alexis@m2osw.com>
    To:		cahill_mike3@yahoo.co.uk
    Subject: Re:	Urgent Response
    In-Reply-To:	<trPJBjmnwt$$.47b8c181.af9db.56b0.50586@oxygen.onspeed.com>
    Message-ID:	<Pine.LNX.4.64.0802182220030.11638@halk.m2osw.com>
    References:	<trPJBjmnwt$$.47b8c181.af9db.56b0.50586@oxygen.onspeed.com>
    MIME-Version:	1.0
    Content-Type:	TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII; ...
  • Last update: 11/24/2014

    This is an interesting one... Looks totally real!

    The link looks like the place to go to connect to CapitalOne, but of course, the true URL was like this:


    As usual, the hackers don't even offer a secure server. Makes sense, you'd get an "error" saying that your browser cannot verify their certificate!

    Okay, now what's funny here is that CapitalOne does not accept my browser to connect to their service. Thus, I cannot use CapitalOne online (not like I care, just a note). You ...

  • Last update: 07/06/2017

    Hey! This is Santa Claus! 8-)))) Ho! No! Sorry... Santi Carlos! Hmmmmm...

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  • Last update: 02/18/2012

    This is scary... Look at the white text in the bill: "Someone has sent you up to $1,500.00!!!". Beside the fact that this is not proper English, but well... It is past so I already received the money, but they do not know how much and if you want you can CLICK HERE to get to the place to get that money that "Someone" (a bank) has sent you already (in your dream, I guess.) Okay good. What am I going to do with $1,500 that I have to pay back? I have a bit more advance on my credit card and my balance is... $0. I think I do not need to work to pay the banks. Well... The ...

  • Last update: 10/31/2009
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