Just got this email that somehow evaded my spam folder:
In a brief introduction, my name is George Michael. My intention of contacting you is to have a discussion with you regarding an investment that I want to build in your country. Urgently confirm the receipt of this message with your direct telephone number to enable me call you immediately and furnish you with details.
I will be waiting for your reply as you finish reading this message.
My question: does anyone respond to these things? I know the answer must be "yes" or people wouldn't bother to generate them and send them, but it's still hard to believe, since the ploy is so transparent.
[ADDENNDUM: Due to busyness, part II of the Cronkite piece will appear somewhat later than usual today.]