Obvious thing to do is to reply back with another scam. /yea
"Wow that's horrible I've encountered some financial trouble myself this past couple of weeks with my father and brother dying. The funeral expenses have been excessive and I have yet to get back on my feet. My sister has also recently been diagnosed with cancer, she has a paypal open for donations *link*.[and etc to further convince them... i.e my 1990 car is almost in the process of repossession and (sister and I) we're in risk of losing our childhood home, my mother has a drug addiction that sprouted from her original addiction to painkillers...., I also need money to keep my mother in rehab which is costly *another link to a paypal*]"