With Your Help, We Can Make Millions!
You've all received them. You've all laughed at them. And you've almost all deleted them. Yes, those e-mails (often from Nigeria) telling you how with your brief assistance, you will wind up with millions. Well, one man decided to respond to these con artists and here are his fascinating back and forths with his would be defrauders. Hat tip, Randy Barnett at Volokh.
In a similar, albeit much more serious, vein, there is also this fascinating New Yorker article from May in which it discussed a psychotherapist fell for such a scam and his subsequent legal woes.