Of course I didn't open it, but I thought to myself, “If you're that desperate, why would you be depending on me to see and open your email to save your life?”
Since this person isn't in my contacts, then it was a better-than-good chance that this email would end up in my junk mail folder, which it did, so how seriously could I take the request?
These email scams are outrageous and sad.
Outrageous because I have to wonder who would even buy into this nonsense.
Sad because they wouldn't keep attempting to breach people's trust if they hadn't been successful with other people in the past.