Someone said :
[...]Bearing in mind it takes them 30 seconds to respond to you, [â€¦] Who is the biggest loser (of time)?
Bearing in mind that your total lack of imagination is entertaining, the whole point is to make them take more than 30 second to process your case.
If you can make them believe that you are worth investing time in you (you need imagination to imagine it, and to do it, so donâ€™t try to hard without practice), then you can waste their time.
You can set them up to think you are rich.
And then have some demands, and like they do, add hurdles along the way.
And you can have fun on the way, like getting funny pictures out of them (that is for the hardcore 419-er eaters.
And as Thomas and Loosey noticed, a bit of imagination goes a long way to fry someoneâ€™s mind.
An easy way is to ask them to repeat the instructions over and over, and every time play dum (that should be easier) and misunderstand one of the steps. And re-ask the same questions in different way, and ignore the answer to it in your next question, or down the line.
If you are credible as a rich business man, they will hold on to you for the same reasons their victims hold on to being scammed: hope in the face of obvious foolishness.
The idea is to mess with them as much as one can, within ethical reason.