In this article from Government Computer News, we learn that email spam attacks are attempting to lure people based on their interest in President-elect Obama's victory or the current economic crisis.
I personally received one of the Obama emails within a day or two after election day.
Never reply to a suspicious email. If an email claims to be from a bank or other financial institution, company, government office, etc., call the office of that institution using the number in the phone book, not a number provided in the email.
For more on email attacks like "phishing" scams, click here.