It's a dangerous one and you have to pick your opportunities wisely. Here are a few I had to pass up since I am committed to be a starving writer...or a dieting one anyway.
Princess Anita Mungo, I'm sorry but I can't help you. 4.5 million dollars is a lot of money but I am sure you will find someone else who will protect you from your thievin' relatives for a percentage. I can't even pronounce the name of your country.
Mrs. Miri Jonado, shame on you being a bank manager and all. I will not split some dead client's money with you. 26 million is a lot though and I admit to a little daydreaming before deciding against it.
Now I have to go because the Microsoft Windows Live Team is emailing me for my user-id and password so they can keep my account active. Do you think they really need my mother's maiden name?
FYI: Keep your eyes open for this scam. The nerve of some ducks.
Have you noticed an increase in these types of emails? Or am I just checking mine too often?