I'm sure you could convince them to get it so long as they think it's money. That's what they are after - money, and it doesn't matter in the least bit how they get it or who they get it from. They would have no shame at all taking a little old lady's life savings and leaving her destitute (and I have no doubt they have done it). They are liars and scum NEVER feel sorry for these con men, getting put into a REAL prison is what they deserve, and personally I hope they drop the soap in the shower.
I had a friend once who had a friend, who was supposedly in love with some American serviceman in Iraq. My friend asked what did I think of it, the serviceman was trying to get her to send him money, gave her a big line of BS. I saw right through it and said this is a Nigerian scammer do NOT send this guy any money cut all ties with him immediately block his messages and change your phone number, dump him YESTERDAY. Sadly my advice was ignored, and she sent him 2 grand, and then found out he was in Nigeria and she got scammed. Sadder but wiser. Some people have to learn the hard way in life.
They have a million angles to try to screw you folks - fake jobs, the now famous oil money scam, fake love, even advertising cars and places for rent on Craigslist, or trying to buy your items. Typically the message you get back on your item for sale is "Is the item still available". My point here is they have thought of about every angle you can use to cheat someone, because that's how they make their living and honestly they are damn good at it. If they could come here, they could get rich selling used clunkers to suckers, they could possibly sell snow to the Eskimos and sand to the Arabs. They may seem like buffoons but they are very good liars and con men as evidenced by their success so never underestimate them.
Just as a side note, I used to tell them I was Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise, and I'd send pictures of me with my buddy Spock, pointed ears and all, just to see if they were paying attention, and no reaction. Or I'd be porn star Ron Jeremy and send his picture, well a head shot anyway
I used to try to push the envelope of being outrageous just to see how far I could take it and still string them along, and the answer is, pretty far as long as they think they can get money out of you.