Most of us have been inundated with E-mail letters from scammers around the world, each promising millions of dollars. Of course, there is an inevitable fee, tax, or legal expense for claiming that money. The pitches include celebratory announcements of lottery windfalls; prizes with ringing endorsements from Interpol and the FBI; awards from the International Monetary Fund; pleas from orphans in refugee camps; United Nations compensation packages for those already bilked by scams; and news that you're the sole heir of a very wealthy and extremely distant relative. Janice Kirkland (a nom de sucker), a slightly befuddled elderly woman with more dollars than sense, replied to them with some wild suggestions and plans of her own. She presented herself as a naive, vulnerable, and attractive mark, which generated some hilarious correspondence.