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: 03/18/2010

    I like this subject, it's a letter of intent... that's a quite good one!

    And of course, that Nigerian has an email address in Japan...

     
  • Last update: 02/18/2012
    Got this one today... The link points to a zip file. Most certainly a virus. In any event, I like the idea of the email. Chilian Earth Quake causing problem on th East coast...

    From info@dhs.gov Sat Mar 13 14:01:00 2010

    X-Apparently-To:   alexis_wilke@yahoo.com via 206.190.38.195; Sat, 13 Mar 2010 08:40:14 -0800
    Return-Path:   <boschser@m2g-24-59.spvservers.net>
    X-YMailISG: ...
     
  • Last update: 03/12/2010

    I just wonder... How many programmers would answer such a question?

    Not like I couldn't hack a few things here and there, but doing it for someone else without the consent of the victim (i.e. white hat work.) And yes, I have actually had to do that a few times (reset a MS-Windows password, software protections, enter a system via the Internet, ...) But each time I had the consent of someone who needed me to do that work.

    Okay, all of that to say that I don't feel like this request is legitimate!

     
  • Last update: 02/19/2014

    Aren't we lucky? In America, our secret services look-up information about lottery that we win from outside of the US, and all of that without you even knowing that you won or anything... Tell me, isn't that fantastic?! I want my $800k on my bank account now!!!


    Return-Path: <support@fbi.gov>
    X-Original-To: alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To: alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received: from noblesse.com (mail.noblesse.com [218.38.16.42])
        by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with SMTP id 1F2C41BDC2
        for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Mon,  8 Mar 2010 15:12:28 -0800 (PST)
    Received: ...
     
  • Last update: 03/08/2010

    Got a new idea on how to grab people to a website... nearly named Craigslist.org (notice the extra "s")


    Hello,


    I'm very interested in your add posted on craig's list, is this your add because I was looking at a few listing and I don't know who is who.
    Please look and tell me if this is the one.
    http://www.craigslists.org/fcd/ctd/909780589.html

    Is the price right for this posting!!! because I want to buy it 100%!!!



    Thanks !

     
  • Last update: 11/22/2014

    Hmmm.... I received this one completely out of the blue!

    It's quite interesting since the guy asks me to send him money... no reasons at all!


    Return-Path: <mrichu88@interia.pl>
    X-Original-To: alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To: alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received: from mail.m2osw.com (jc [69.55.233.23])
        by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 796AF1BDC2
        for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Sat, 27 Feb 2010 05:55:12 -0800 (PST)
    Received: from smtp240.poczta.interia.pl (smtp240.poczta.interia.pl [217.74.64.240])
        by mail.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id ...
     
  • Last update: 02/26/2010

    "UPS" Virus

    I have been receiving many of those lately. They come with an attachment including a virus. (a .exe file in a zip archive.)

     
  • Last update: 04/04/2010

    Just noticed a little problem in the generation of the teaser on this one... I wonder if there would be an easy way to fix that!

     
  • Last update: 02/21/2010

    Is this the second time I post about a non-response email? It is just quite interesting what people come up with to get a reaction. Of course, marketer have been using that trick for a while. These days, that's especially coaches I talk with. They really need to make money so they talk you down as if you just couldn't handle it yourself. It may be true, but it is not the way to get me on-board. Really!

     
  • Last update: 02/20/2010
    Return-Path: <mich@hotelseimler.homepage.t-online.de>
    X-Original-To: alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Delivered-To: alexis@halk.m2osw.com
    Received: from mail.m2osw.com (jc [69.55.233.23])
        by halk.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id BF19C1BDC2
        for <alexis@halk.m2osw.com>; Fri, 19 Feb 2010 22:33:44 -0800 (PST)
    Received: from mailout10.t-online.de (mailout10.t-online.de [194.25.134.21])
        by mail.m2osw.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 6375F42A007
        for <alexis@m2osw.com>; Fri, 19 Feb 2010 22:34:25 -0800 (PST)
    Received: from fwd03.aul.t-online.de (fwd03.aul.t-online.de