Miscellaneous SCAMs...and how to avoid them!

Lies, Fakery, Greed and Tomfoolery

A collection of mailed SCAMs

Red Flag  # 1 

Quotations from a (9 Red Flag rated) SCAM letter sent by: “‘Dr.’ Frank Drake”

Please remember, the quotations below are from the SCAM letter of “Dr. Frank Drake” _not_ by mailscamalert.com.

Image of card Image of card
Red Flag  # 2 

“Curator of Artifakts”[sic]

Red Flag  # 3 They have lied to you!

“You’ve been stolen from, deceived and ripped off. You put your faith in weak, ineffective fools. There’s no way they were really going to help you. I make them seem childish

“Psychics, new age counselors, fortune tellers and all the others make a mockery of a true occult scientist such as I. You can not tell who’s truly powerful just by looking at us. They are weak[sic] fake and useless! I am powerful.

“Miracle working is both a science and an art form. When you know and apply the highly guarded secret formulas, the miracles appear. These scientifically precise formulas must be altered slightly for each individual. This is where the art form is applied.

“I possess these true and guarded scientific formulas that create miracles of money, power, love and success. I can see your future, change your future and give you anything that you have ever desired. I am a documented master of the miraculous.

Please remember, these are quotations from the SCAM letter of “Dr. Frank Drake” _not_ by mailscamalert.com.

Image of devil trapped in a book

“What I offer you in this brief letter will change your life. My work never fails! My spells are effective 100%. I am the only one in possession of the secrets I use. When you employ me, your life is filled with everything you desire. There’s only one condition!

Red Flag  # 4  “That condition is secrecy. You must keep our work secret. When I make you wealthy, you must tell no one of our work together. When you win big, tell no one it was magic. Do not reveal that our work was responsible for the undying love you receive.

Secrets are power. When you divulge a secret, you lessen the power and gain nothing in return. Be discreet about the source of your new found wealth, success and happiness. What we accomplish together is between you, and I, and God. Everyone is going to be jealous of your incredible good fortune. Let them!

“I amaze everyone the first time I reveal their future by also revealing things from their past that only they know. This instantly eliminates any doubt concerning my abilities.

“Every week, I select winning numbers days ahead of time. I know where the market will turn before it happens. I look into your future revealing tragedy before it strikes. I place you at the right place, at the right time, for you to experience your greatest desires.

“My work in this area is flawless and unequaled. Others make predictions. I reveal what will be. You’ll know everything before it happens. Foreknowledge equals wealth, power and joy. This instantly changes your life!

Image of snake charmer

“Understand, I’m not like the ineffective charlatans you’ve worked with in the past. I will not tell you good fortune will come in January. I won’t say your lucky number is 7.

“Those are worthless techniques used by the weak. Sadly, these are the types of readings you’ve probably been receiving. I will give you something different. As I’ve already stated, I do not predict, I reveal your future with precise and perfect accuracy.

“I give real names, times, places, the numbers and situations. Then, these exact things transpire. Exactly as I reveal. I will prove this to you beyond any possible doubt. The difference this makes is obvious. When I say the numbers 21, 34, 41, 7 and 17 are the lucky numbers for the 29th of October. You’ll also know how to use them.

Please remember, these are quotations from the SCAM letter of “Dr. Frank Drake” _not_ by mailscamalert.com.

Back to top

“When I tell you to not get on a plane on the afternoon of Friday, November the 18th, you can bet if you do tragedy will strike. Sadly, some tempt fate. Ignoring my warnings and paying the price. Minutes after reviewing my carefully written report, you’ll understand the supernatural powers I command. I will reveal more about your life than anyone could possibly know. I’ll even remind you of things you’ve forgotten. This is when you’ll know all my predictions will be 100% accurate.

Image of dragon slayer

Red Flag  # 5  “Not only will I reveal your future, I’ll use my supernatural powers and well guarded formulas to steer your future into the perfect life you’ve always dreamed of. I concentrate on and excel in four areas. Each I have proven beyond any doubt! I absolutely banish all evil. I surround you in amazing good luck. I fill your life with endless wealth and prosperity. I bring you the love and friendship of your dreams.

“Here is how I work and why I never fail! First I gaze into your past, present and future. I identify every form of evil and possible misfortune, and then I obliterate it by means known only to myself and few others.

“Evil and misfortune are very real. After I identify every form currently affecting your life, I obliterate them. I also obliterate any evil forces that could enter your future. I obliterate all evil and misfortune completely from your life. After this, I can assure you bad luck and heartache shall never concern you again.

“Say goodbye to jinxes, hexes, curses, streaks of bad luck, accidents, demons and even malevolent entities. After I am done, nothing bad shall ever really happen to you again. No one else can realistic[sic] make this claim.

Image of playing cards

“After obliterating evil, I cast my full repertoire of spells expressly for the purpose of filling your life with good luck of every type. As a result, you simply can not help but win. Everyone’s amazed as they win at everything they attempt. What’s more, they start winning at things they have not even entered. This is exactly what’s in store for you.

“You will experience so much luck for so many years that in time you will just come to expect it. The thrill may leave but your happiness will be everlasting. Nothing feels as good as being that person who always experiences amazing good luck

I promise you without any reservation that when I finish working with you, you’ll be the luckiest person you know. Just remember to keep it a secret why you’re so incredibly lucky. Because people are going to ask!

“Love and friendship will be my next undertaking for you. I already know where your heartache lies. Past, present and future. Using my unique magical powers, I’ll place you under a powerful enchantment blessing. Any love that you ask for shall be yours.

“Blissful marriage is yours. Even if you are in the throws of a painful break up or divorce. This can be stopped instantly. Old flames will come back on their knees if you so desire. Every affair of the heart can and will be easily and instantly solved.

“Friends, new and old, will become trustworthy and true blue. Family relations that may have been strained for years are repaired. I have done this over and over again. I shall do so for you as well. Never again will you feel the pain of heartache. That will be but a distant memory.

Please remember, these are quotations from the SCAM letter of “Dr. Frank Drake” _not_ by mailscamalert.com.

Back to top

“I know this next item is important to you so I saved this for last. I am going to throw open the vault to wealth! Imagine immediate and unlimited access to the eternal well spring of prosperity. Abundance of such magnificent proportion that you can never run out and never again have need or worry. What are your desires?

Image of open bank vault

“Cars, homes, vacations, a large nest egg in the bank, real estate, stock portfolios, precious metals or gemstones? Debt free, worry free, hassle free. And respected as only a person of means can be in our modern, status conscious society.

“Prosperity magic is easy because material prosperity has long been the object of supernatural science. Where mental will and focus are directed, results are achieved. I am offering you incredible wealth and prosperity, as only I can.

Now picture what I propose. I investigate your past present and future. I obliterate any and all evil, past present and future. I surround you in good fortune and you win at everything. I bless you with the magical powers of enchantment so all your affairs of the heart are made perfect. Then I make it so that you are fabulously prosperous in every material manner that you have ever imagined.

“Then and only then, do I once again peer into your future and record what your new and amazing destiny holds for you. I will put you exactly where you need to be when you need to be there. I reveal the people, places, numbers, times and even actions that you must follow to experience optimal results from all the work that I have performed.

Image of empty scroll

“In effect, I rewrite your future so that you experience everything that you could ever desire. This is the power of a true and accomplished miracle worker such as I. After I have finished filling your life with all of these miracles, you will forget the follies of those who have failed you in the past.

“You may have trouble believing someone can produce the results, I assure you I can produce. In short order, I shall prove everything. I am telling you beyond any doubt whatsoever. Here is what I will do that no one else can.

“Right from the start, I am going to leave you breathless by revealing things to you, that no one else could possibly know. And here’s why.

“I want your complete and unfettered confidence from day one. I want you to be able to act on my counsel with absolute faith, and with no reservations.

“Immediately, I am going to provide you with so many life changing opportunities that you can not afford to wait while we establish our friendship.

Image of speed controller

Red Flag  # 6  “There is no time to waste. The miracles begin the day that we start working together. You have waited long enough. I get things done and done instantly.

“If this is not good enough for you, here is what else I will do to prove my point. I am going to show you once and for all that I simply do not fail under any circumstances

Red Flag  # 7 My unrivaled and shocking guarantee!


Listen closely because here is the deal I am willing to make with you.

Please remember, these are quotations from the SCAM letter of “Dr. Frank Drake” _not_ by mailscamalert.com.

Back to top
  1. During the next year, nothing bad will happen to you.
  2. During the next year, you will win at everything that you try your hand at.
  3. During the next year, all your desires of the heart will be exactly as you desire.
  4. During the next year, you will experience material prosperity greater than you have ever imagined you could.
  5. During the next year, every prediction and forecast in my report will happen exactly as I describe.

If any of these conditions are not met, I will send you your money back! Immediately send you your money back!

But you must be willing to keep a secret.


“As everything I say comes true, you will be tempted to reveal our work to someone. People are going to ask you how your life got turned around so dramatically. You will be tempted to tell them.

Tell them nothing! If you do you could break the spell. Hear this warning loud and clear. This is the only thing that could impede our work

Red Flag  # 8  “Now you know how I work. Let’s get started today. Return the application enclosed with a small $25 dollar donation. I have enclosed a return envelope. Hurry, time is wasting. I want to get started immediately.

“Dr. Frank Drake

Supposed signature 
				of Frank Drake

“P.S. There is No Risk! Your money is guaranteed.

Hurry and return this today! Finally the break you’ve been waiting for. It’s better than risk free!
Worst that can happen is you get your money back! As per my - fast money back guarantee!

Work your miracles Dr. Drake!
Make the following happen:

  1. “Nothing bad will happen to me.
  2. “I’ll win at everything.
  3. “My desires of the heart will work out exactly as I want them to.
  4. “I’ll experience material prosperity greater than I have ever imagined.
  5. “Every forecast in my report will happen exactly as you describe.

If any of these conditions are not met, You’ll send me my money back!
Under these terms, find my $25 dollar donation. Lets[sic] see what you can do!

Red Flag  # 9 UPDATE - 6/25/2012:

Please remember, the quotations above are from the SCAM letter of “Dr. Frank Drake” _not_ by mailscamalert.com.

Red Flag  # 1  text (return to # 1 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 2  What are “Artifakts,” other than a misspelling of the word artifact? The only dictionary reference I can find for the word in is a musical one. “Artifakts,” is the name of the fourth album by the Canadian electronic music artist Richie Hawtin. (return to # 2 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 3  Everyone else is a “liar”, “weak”, “useless”, and “ineffective charlatan”. “‘Dr.’ Frank Drake” claims only he has the “scientifically precise formulas” that must be used. He claims he never fails, he alone knows how to slightly alter those formulas that can create and provide the miracles we need. He also claims his abilities are documented. However, he fails to provide any directions where we might find that documentation. (return to # 3 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 4  The demand for secrecy is always a mark of a fraud or a SCAM. It’s totally illogical to ask for a promise of secrecy when the whole point of the letter is to convince you that the writer has the specific powers that he doesn’t want anyone to know of. Since he sent the letter, he is announcing his secret to who ever receives it! You have absolutely no prohibition against making its contents known to anyone you choose. You are not responsible for his mistakes.

The real reason secrecy is demanded is to prevent you from discussing the letter with anyone. A SCAMmer can’t afford to take the risk of letting you get counsel from a trusted friend or family member. They do not want you to trust your friends; they want you to trust only them—complete strangers! That’s not very wise, in my humble opinion.

The true reason for the letter is (probably inadvertently) revealed on the last page. I quote, “I want your complete and unfettered confidence from day one. I want you to be able to act on my counsel with absolute faith, and with no reservations.” The key word there is “confidence!” That is exactly what all SCAMmers want. They want you to see them as confident and they want you to have confidence in them. Total confidence! That’s where the “con” in the term con game or con artist, originates! (return to # 4 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 5  Here are the areas this SCAMmer claims to be able to control; ‘luck’ (both good and bad), ‘wealth and prosperity’, and ‘love and friendship’. I think that covers just about every area of anyones life! We should not be surprised at outrageous claims by this SCAMmer who also claims to be perfect! Most SCAMmers claim to cover all these areas, because they want you to think of them as the one who can handle all your problems. (return to # 5 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 6  Almost all SCAMs request, even demand, an immediate response. It is so common, I call it the “Act immediately before you take time to think” scheme. It goes hand-in-hand with the demand for complete secrecy about the SCAM. (return to # 6 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 7  Every SCAM seems to have a “100% guarantee”. “‘Dr.’ Frank Drake”, of course, has to go beyond that by saying his ‘guarantee’ is “unrivaled and shocking”. What would really be “shocking” would be to learn that any of the SCAMmers on this site ever returned any money! Many viewers of this site have contacted me asking for help in getting a refund, but, as I say on the Contact page, I am not connected, in any way, with any of these SCAMs. I am simply reporting on the SCAMs I found or that were sent to me. I have learned that most of my viewers don’t even get a reply to their requests! That lack of response is proof positive that these SCAMmers have absolutely no respect for you or your problems. All they want is your money. PLEASE, just don’t send them any! (return to # 7 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 8  Note that the $25 is called a “donation” not a fee. That makes it even harder to claim a refund, it is not a cost for any kind of service or product. It is a “gift” you are giving to this so-called “‘Dr.’ Frank Drake”. He is a complete stranger, likely using an alias and a commercial mailing service so he can’t be found. Don’t be fooled by the outlandish promises of anyone who claims to never fail and can perform miracles while demanding you keep everything a secret! When it sounds too good to be true, you can be absolutely, positively sure it’s NOT TRUE! (return to # 8 Red Flag above)

Red Flag  # 9 I’ve received another letter from “‘Dr.’ Frank Drake”! More than two years after my relative passed away! I can only assume that either my telepathic signal or “‘Dr.’ Drake’s” receiver is too weak! It appears that he had kept a copy of the orignal letter since the “new” one is an exact copy of the old one. At least “‘Dr.’ Drake” is an efficient operator! He is not wasting his time writing new promises or claims! However, he is hoping WE don’t keep a copy of his letters. Nor does he mind wasting OUR time. (return to # 9 Red Flag above)

Back to top