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!

 

 

Latest Scams
  • Last update: 08/13/2017

     At times I'm wondering whether these guys really are from the military. After all, we've heard of many military funds being stolen This email actually includes a link to the BCC with an article about how two Iraqi Defense Ministers stole $1.2 billion dollars (although they claim their innocence.)

    Similarly, $100M was sent to help the people of Afghanistan and when it was deposited in a Bahrain account, the $100M was down to $52M. Someone clearly got a small payment while the cash was in transit.

    In that one case, what I have a real hard time to understand is: why isn't the military aware of wire transfers? Is that just me?!

    Anyway... there are a couple of boxes I have to take care off, talk to you later.

     
  • Last update: 04/17/2011
    This one is funny. The subject doesn't mean anything and the guy put a picture in the email. Him? Probably not, really...
     
    Well... the rest of the email is about the same. Not like the guy repeats himself either. So don't expect much because the rest of the email is about the same. Hmmm... Did I already say that?! For a minister child, he's really bad at writing. By the way, the guy put a picture in the email.
     
     
  • Last update: 03/04/2011

    My Stimulus did not arrive yet?! But Sheryl is going to help me with that.

    Note one thing: below she says "US Citizens". It is actually incorrect, it's available to all tax payers and the amount depends on how much taxes you paid the year(s?) before. So you could be Mexican or even Canadian and still receive your stimulus check.

    Oh! But there isn't another one coming, is there?

    Btw, I like Obama talk... one day he says: "We'll put the taxes back to normal!" (normal == richer people paying much higher rates such as 55%) and then the next day: "We'll send you a

     
  • Last update: 02/28/2011

    Here we go! Just a little note that the Yahoo! merger with Microsoft is offering a price of 1 million J pounds (I'm not too sure what a J pound is, btw...) and I think I won too!!!

    Well, I think that's about time since I had a mailbox since like 1996 and have been bombarded by advertising since then... not like having a reliable free email has anything to do with it.

    Oh! The funny part, it was sent to my Yahoo! email, of course.

     
  • Last update: 01/20/2011

    Ha! Ha!

    So... settling a divorce and asking me, an attorney at law (right?), to help in the matter... Sounds good. I wonder whether "she" knows how expensive attorneys are. I guess I'll need a little retainer. And since she has $44k... won't be a problem right?

    Enjoiy.

     
  • Last update: 02/15/2014

    So... Is Google really going to close my GMail account because of server congestion???

    Obviously, it was sent from a .edu to an undisclosed list of people and yes... Google has so many problems with their servers, I can't believe that they waited this long to finally cleanup their big mess!

    By the way, you have 24h before the bomb goes poof!

     
  • Last update: 07/06/2017

    Just noticed today that his one says "EFCC" which is very similar to "FCC" which is the name of the Federal Communication Commission in the US. I'd bet many get caught by that one!

     
  • Last update: 01/20/2011

    There you go, not only do I receive this one, but when I check with Google, they (Google themselves) actually ask me to send money to help people there! What a world... I like the name of the guy too! Mr.M.M.W.

     
  • Last update: 02/19/2014

    Here we go! How often did you get a customer approaching you saying:

    I have a visa & a mastercard, do you accept those method of payment?

    Okay, first of all, if he's contacting me, he's got to have found my website. If so, he can see what products I have (software, all online) and he can go through the cart and determine what method of payments we accept: Visa, Mastercard and PayPal for most.

    This is neat but I was thinking that maybe he did not try to go to the card. Okay, say that's what happened...

    Now he talks about shipping my products. Remember? I'm selling ...

     
  • Last update: 11/14/2010

    Wow! Today I received a scam 5,501 times in a row! It was like a one time shot of the same email 5,501 times.

    Darn! It happened again today. I'm wondering whether that's really the spammers or if something goes wrong in the postfix/thunderbird brains because the message is exactly the same. Today it is repeated only 5062 times, but still. That's quite a bit, isn't it?!

    There is the mailbox screenshot that shows the count: