Miscellaneous SCAMs...and how to avoid them!

Lies, Fakery, Greed and Tomfoolery

A collection of mailed SCAMs

Miscellaneous SCAMs

Summary of Category:

Some of the following SCAMmers could fit into the Psychics list. Others might be called Lotteries because of the gamble of expecting large amounts of money by following ’guide lines.‘ Some might even fit into the Religious category. I decided to lump them into a Miscellaneous group since they didn’t match easily into the other groups. The one thing they all do is to provide a 100% guarantee that they will work! You know the saying, “Only two things are guaranteed in this life...” none of these SCAMs provide either of those things!

All these SCAMs include the same set of requirements as all the others on this site:

  • Your money
  • More of your information
  • Complete trust in these strangers
  • Additional money for more promises
  • Complete lack of investigation of claims
  • Immediate response, especially in sending your money
  • Complete secrecy of all your dealings and results to your requests

Please remember, all quotations below are from the SCAM letters _not_ by mailscamalert.com.


Diana A. Baker

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Gifted Psychic And Spiritual Healer

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“The moment that I saw your name, I knew that I must help you. Do you know about the family curse? I fear you do not. This curse is the cause of so much struggle and heartache. The curse has been passed from generation to generation and only a fortunate few of us have been able to escape it. It plagues both those born or married into the family. The moment the Baker Curse is removed, life changes and changes fast.”

Finally, a SCAMmer who knows how to use a computer and a database! Unfortunately, they are still using their knowledge for their own benefit, not ours. This is still a SCAM to simply get your money.

I’m willing to bet that MS. “Baker” has additional last names that she claims as her own. The most likely will be whatever the last name is on the mailing list she bought! She will simply include that last name as her own and have the correct graphic inserted, also. After all, there are only 26 letters in the alphabet, so there need be only 26 different graphics. Don’t be fooled by this ridiculously simple use of a desktop computer. There are even fonts available that include the capital letter in the ornate, but fake, ‘wood block.’

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Karen M. Conners

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A Few Thousand or A Few
Million Dollars? Claim your Share.

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MS. Conners favorite word is “may.” She’s not going to be bothered by trying to make predictions about what will happen when you send her your money. She won’t even bother telling you everything is guaranteed! That’s why she loves the “may” word! How can you argue that something MAY or MAY NOT happen?!

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Frank Drake

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“...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 suspect there are going to be a lot of people surprised to learn that “miracles” are scientific! Not sure which group might be more surprised: those that have seen one or those who use rigorously defined and repeatable methods to prove scientific facts. Interesting concept of having a “scientifically precise” formula and yet needing to “slightly” alter it based on what result one wants... maybe that’s called “fuzzy” thinking, not to be confused with “fuzzy logic.”

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Aneek Johann

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“Revealer of Unknowable Secrets
“God Gifted Miracle Worker
“What Others Pretend to Be
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“...This letter contains secrets between you and I[sic].

“My [goodness] First_Name, I was in tears as I learned of your pain.

“You are so kind, so intelligent, so considerate and unselfish. Your suffering must end immediately. Otherwise, how can I go another day as a miracle worker?

“If I do not solve your problems instantly, my soul will be desolate...”

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Adrianna Kendall

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“A mistake has been made.” A very uncommon SCAM argument! Like “Ms. Conners”, “Ms. Adrianna Kendall” also loves the word “may.” She adds the word “perhaps” also. I’ve highlighted each word on her page to help you get an idea of just how vague all her statements are. Perhaps we may now see how the mistake was made?

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Linda Langtree

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Yet another SCAM claiming that you may have been selected to receive thousands of dollars a month... or several hundred thousand dollars in an annuity... even a checking account for your own use! The “possibilities” are almost limitless! And all you have to do is send a small fee to Ms. Langtree. Of course, you must send the money within 96 hours! Don’t take too long to check out her claims. But that still gives you time to read the page I created from her mailing.

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Susan A. McDonald

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Jesus has left a message on your phone! No, wait, I’m confused, Jesus apparently left a message on Joseph’s phone back in Bethlehem. No... reading the letter from “Ms. McDonald”, reveals that Jesus did leave a “message” with Joseph but it was somehow lost and everyone thought Mary had it but she told her friends (on Facebook®?) that she was always kept from “in the dark” and never had any secrets revealed to her.

Fortunately for us, Ms. McDonald has a copy of the “message” [Document Number, (4317A) recorded in the “Church in Rome”, whoever that might be] and she will send a copy to us for free! Read the details of what this “message” will do for you at the page I’ve dedicated for her.

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Earl Mindell, Ph. D.

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This eight-page letter (don’t worry, I don’t try to show the whole thing!) claims to be complaining about drug company's trying to sell us drugs! I’m not sure what the author wants them to be selling, but that’s another story, I guess. But at least seven of its pages are dedicated to selling us the chemicals the author handles! Seems what’s “good for the goose should be good for the gander!” But the author has a different opinion...

You will be amazed at the claims about what the chemical can do for you! But a word of warning; this man has no medical training beyond a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy. Unless you want to call his Master herbalist degree from Dominion Herbal College “medical training.” He wants to be called “Doctor,” but that title is because he has a Ph. D. conferred in 1985 by an unaccredited, at that time, institution. I have not been able to ascertain exactly what his PH. D. awarded for except for a vague term of “Nutrionist.” I have read that his faculty advisor (James Kenny, Ph. D.) advised Mr. Mindell that his thesis had 400+ errors!

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Grandma Rosa (Inc.)

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Many of the SCAM letters have some marketing company as the return address. They could simply be mail forwarding addresses of firms. But this mailing plainly states, although in quite small print, that “Grandma Rosa” is simply a figment of the imagination of the COMPANY that sent this letter. They are hoping you won’t notice the small print and that you will assume that “Grandma Rosa” is a REAL PERSON who wants to personally help you. “Never assume anything” is a very simple and useful rule.

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Sweepstakes Clearinghouse #1

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a division of Allied Marketing Group, Inc.
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“Congratulations First_Name Last_Name:

“PLEASE READ THIS LETTER CAREFULLY, AS YOU HAVE BEEN ISSUED $410.00 CREDIT VOUCHERS.

“This letter is to inform you that you have been issued three (3) $410.00 credit vouchers in the TEN MILLION DOLLAR SWEEPSTAKES CLEARINGHOUSE GIVEAWAY.”

You say you don’t remember entering any contest that would have offered these prizes? Well, it was only a “TEN MILLION DOLLAR SWEEPSTAKES”, that would be easily forgot... Or, perhaps you may be thinking of a Publishers Clearing House Sweepstake? Still, the first red flag should be that this may not be what it seems if you have no memory of entering any sweepstakes!

Click the ‘more’ link below and find several more red flags!

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Sweepstakes Clearinghouse #2

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a division of Allied Marketing Group, Inc.
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“Congratulations First_Name Last_Name:

“PLEASE READ THIS LETTER CAREFULLY, AS YOU HAVE BEEN AWARDED A CONSOLATION PRIZE.

“This letter is to inform you that you have been awarded a consolation prize in the TEN MILLION DOLLAR SWEEPSTAKES CLEARINGHOUSE GIVEAWAY.”

Looks like they didn’t have to edit much in this second letter! All they did here was to delete the reference to those three credit vouchers you “won”. As a “consolation winner”, however, they are now “awarding” you six credit vouchers! WOW! Twice as many! Are you luckey or what?!

Guess again! Click the ‘more’ link below and find out why these vouchers are certainly no “prize”!

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Barbara D. Stevens

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“...you are very special. To be given the opportunity to activate your “Powerful Cash Package”, is a very special gift...I sense there may be money, a lot of money coming to you and I am deeply concerned. If you delay you may miss out on a Monthly Annuity that may be sitting in a BANK, waiting to be mailed to you. (One man, perhaps last week, started receiving monthly checks of $15,000)...”

“...One man, perhaps last week...” What kind of statement is that?! From all the “mays” and “perhaps” in that sentence above, perhaps Ms. Stevens may be mistaken? Do you want to spend nearly 27 dollars just to find out? No thanks. Especially after reading her warning that we should reply “in the next 72 hours (that’s three days), no later than 5 days your special time period to activate the “Powerful Cash Package” “may” disappear and be gone for all time. Well, which is it, three days or five days? Will it disappear or won’t it? If “Ms. Stevens” doesn’t know, how should I?

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Laura Summers

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“...will perhaps start receiving monthly checks as our way of saying thanks, for being the kind person you are. Before we selected you, we searched and screened over 600,000 people in your state and your name was picked as the person who would benefit the most from our monthly income program....”

You may have déjà vu reading this letter, especially if you’ve read the ones from “Ms. Conners”, “Ms. Kendall”, “Ms. Langtree” or “Ms. Stevens”! They all use essentially the same letter ’template‘ only changing their name, the monthly checks promised and the names of their booklets and programs.

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Trans Union/US Airlines

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“...We have attempted contacting you on several occasions. This will be your last chance to respond...”

WOW! $ 1,229.00 off on some airline tickets! Wait! On closer reading, you’ll discover that you have but a few days to use this “check!” Then you’ll also discover that this is not actually a “check!” You can discover even more surprises with further reading. By the way, “US Airlines“ is not the name of any actual airline. Are you going to trust a company that sends you a letter so full of surprises? I hope not!

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UBI Payment Services

Guaranteed Delivery Statement

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Finally! A real contest! No SCAM! Just answer the puzzle question and you win! Sort of... There may be a “tie-breaker” puzzle. So, what’s the puzzle? First, you might want to get a pencil and some paper handy. This is going to be a math puzzle. And you’ll need more than your ten fingers and thumbs! Yes sir! OK, do you have your paper and pencil ready? Find a nice quiet area to sit in so you won’t be disturbed, after all, there is a deadline to cope with!

OK, here is the puzzle question. Read it carefully and slowly. There are three choices for the answer but don’t get it wrong! Ready? Good luck! Here we go!

20 + 5 =  25 ...or 21 ...or 23 Circle the correct answer

I’m pretty sure there might be a “tie-breaker” puzzle so you definitely want to also read all the contest rules...

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Comparison of Three Letters

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If you view the pages for “Ms. Conners”, “McDonald” and “Stevens”, you may think you are reading the same letter each time. That is basically what you ARE doing. As many of you know, the computer makes copying and pasting very easy. You can even put what are called “place-holders” in a document and tell the software to insert a name or address or a salutation at that point when the document is printed or emailed. This is a process called “merging.” You are ‘merging’ information from one document or file (a list of names and addresses, for example) with the information of another one (the letter you are writing). Practically all the SCAMs mentioned on this site used this ‘merging’ process to insert your first and last name, your address.

The three letters compared in this area were created with by using another computer-aided process. They all used the same, basic document, called a “template”. This is simply a document that contains the basic text and maybe some formatting. This document can be edited by changing some of the text, the name of the person sending the document, for example. The three letters compared here are examples of how few changes have been made to the basic document in order for it to appear that three different ‘people’ are contacting you.

The three letters are almost exact duplicates. Even down to claiming the same identifying numbers in a list of “documents” purportedly from people being helped by these SCAMs. I suspect that each letter is actually coming from a single person, of course. Who knows what their actual name is and it is not really important, anyway. The important point is, these letters are all bogus! There is not an ounce of factual information in any of them! They are simple exercises in using a word processor!

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