You’ve seen the email subject lines:
PAYMENT REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED!
CONGRATULATION FROM: THE TREASURYLINE BOARD
These are spammed emails claiming someone has discovered unclaimed money, found you a job, or needs someone in the US to receive a $10 Million dollar bank transfer. These are usually called 419 Scams or Advance Fee Fraud. Sometimes skilled social engineers will attempt to start a dialoge with these people, hoping to have them divulge certain information or disclose who they really are — this is called: Nigerian Scam Baiting.
At one point, a scammer was even baited into being caught on tape (or rather webcam) by setting up a transaction and having the camera on the drop spot.
Not to be outdone, today we have someone who convinced the 419 scammers into actually recreating a Commodore 64 out of wood! The pictures have to be seen to be believed — very skilled work, seems like the scammer might be able to find work working wood rather than scamming people.