@Scrbblchick-- Right on. These things are nothing but a nuisance. If they were just a nuisance, though, you could ignore them. Trouble is, they're a reality and a nasty one. They're also generally big, fat scams. And older people are the most apt to fall for them, which makes it even worse.
My mother got one, supposedly from a friend, asking for money. She almost sent the money until I looked at it and saw an out-of-state postmark on it. She's 86 and it never would have occurred to her to look at the postmark. She'd have just sent the money along.