I had a scamming email some weeks back, purportedly from a friend, who was stuck abroad without money. I rang her land line and said, "Now don't think I'm stupid, but where exactly are you?" Back came the answer, quick as a flash, "Peeling spuds, looking out of the kitchen window".
I then replied to the mail in appropriate terms, but it bounced back with something like an incorrect email address specified. Needless to say, I did NOT click on the link in the original email