Some of these 419 scams are about more than just money. If they can get their hands on your personal information ID theft can be very profitable. The information can be sold for use in passports, drivers licenses and other such purposes (imagine this, a criminal commits a crime, uses you ID when he is caught, gets out on bail, runs and the next thing you know the law is knocking on your door). Any bank account information can be used to drain the persons account, set up credit card accounts, get loans, etc. The ID theft is the worst, it take years and tons of money to clear things up. These guys deserved to be staked out nekid next to an ant hill.