Who falls for 419 scams?

I cannot believe that people fall for these Nigerian email scams. But here’s a true story from the New Yorker which suggests that they do.

James Miller collects all the 419 emails he receives and keeps them in a special folder (no doubt labelled “Greed, Folly and Stupidity”). He also pointed me to Scamorama, a site which realises the comic potential of the 419 racket.