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: 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:

     
  • Last update: 02/14/2014

    There you go... I bet that the content of the .doc is just a form asking me my details (address, phone, age, etc.) Anyway, I just don't want to take the time to open it. Of course, that's TOP SECRET... Probably something fishy hey!?


     
  • Last update: 03/06/2018

    There is another message I've got from someone on Facebook... That someone has a brand new account and a picture. That's it. He/she probably knows that the account will be erased quickly. I wonder whether they could legally check such messages since there are many flags (i.e. an email address, a large sum of money, 'investment' related...)

    Otherwise, the content of the message was different from what I usually get by email. Here the person says that my name is on a list which means I'm owed $150k... We'll see how that's true.

     
  • Last update: 03/06/2018

    This one is spam on Facebook. This happens quite a bit on MySpace, but not so much on Facebook. Well... Much less.

    So... before you'd get a Connection request, but because most of those people were getting banned, they now changed their tactic. Instead, they send you a little post like the one below. What's funny is that they rarely look much more in your account than to know whether you're male. Maybe they verify your age too. But as you can see they send that to me even though I'm married. Funny part, one once talked to me in a chat session and when I asked "her" (yeah... see what I mean here? "she" may be anyone...) whether she looked at my profile, she said she did not care. Interesting because she would not have had to ask me whether I was married... It's clearly marked in there.

    Now, if I'm correct, Facebook owners have had partying problems too... See the social network post I wrote on Snap! Free Website Hosting, Advanced Blog, Small Business Websites.

     
  • Last update: 02/19/2014

    Ha! Ha! Do I remember Mr Coffy? Mais bien sûr!

    You see, the boat just arrived in London (it says today which is cool because that way he can send the email any day and it still says today... I'd bet some people would not even check the send date to know when today was.)

    And of course no one is wondering about that $1M box... 110kg of money would probably be a lot more than $1M actually. Even with larger notes.

     
  • Last update: 09/20/2010

    JavaScript can run on any platform when the HTML generator does not first remove it from a message.

    Yahoo! was not doing so at first. At some point, some people complained of having problems and at that time Yahoo! added filters to detect such things in emails. If there is a JavaScript in your email, then the email is ignored by Yahoo! I'm sure GMail, Hotmail, AOL and so on are now doing the same thing.

     
  • Last update: 02/19/2014

    Got an email today that said Facebook changed my password. I suppose that's what happens when they detect that an account was tempered with. Actually, they probably just block the account and reset the password (i.e. you cannot log in with the same password anymore.)

    The interesting thing is that it very looked like it came from Facebook. So the fake was really good at that level. It actually came from mail.recyclesoul.com which I guess is a religious website?

    Why the email? It actually contains a virus in a document. The attached zip file has a file named Facebook_document which is a ...

     
  • Last update: 09/10/2010

    There we go. Directly from the office of the senior secretary of the US Dept. of Treasury. They blocked my money these crazy people?!

    Notice the phone number at the bottom. It's a 206 number which is in Washington.... State. Oops.

    Otherwise, seen the nice table in the middle? They really want to get your info! 8-)