This was forwarded by a reader.

How unusual.  This scammer has realised the world is full of – let me think now – scammers.  And so to “compensate” you for being a scam victim, he wants to scam you.  Are you following me?  Doesn’t matter really, it’s just a ………………..scam.  Delete it and don’t reply.

ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC SCAM COMPENSATION OFFICE DEPARTMENT ECOWAS NATIONS STATE/UNITED NATIONS 2009 SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS. YOUR REF/PAYMENTS CODE: ECB/06654 FOR $500,000 USD ONLY. This is to bring to your notice that our bank (ECOBANK INTL. PLC) is delegated by the ECOWAS/UNITED NATIONS in Central Bank to pay victims of scam $500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand Dollars Only). You are listed/approved for this payment as one of the scammed victims to be paid this amount. On this faithful recommendations, want you to alert you that during the last U.N. meetings held at ABUJA (WEST AFRICA), it was accessed/ accumulated of reported cases of fraud that the money lost by various individuals to Africans scam artists operating in syndicates all over the world today is over $239 Million United States Dollars in year 2008 to fraud in USA alone. http://www.techspot.com/news/29644-US-Citizens-lost-239-million-from-Internet-fraud-in-2007.html In other to compensate victims, the ECOWAS/UNITED NATIONS is now paying victims of such scam $500,000 (Five Hundred Thousand Dollars Only Each ). in accordance with the UNITED NATIONS recommendations. The payments are to be remitted by ECOBANK PLC NIGERIA as corresponding paying bank under funding assistance by CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA. Benefactor of this compensation award will have to be first cleared by ECOBANK and confirmed as a victim from Africa Scam before scam payment can be effected. We shall feed you with further modalities as soon as we get response from you on how you can receive your compensation payment award. Send a copy of your response via email or call your remittance officer quoting your PAYMENT CODE NUMBER(ECB/06654). NAME: MR.KEN OSAZUWA SCAMMED VICTIM/REF/PAYMENTS CODE: ECB/06654 $500,000 USD. TEL : +234 8053 086656 +234 5287 8841 Email: scamvictims.transfer1@yahoo.com.hk Yours Faithfully, Mrs. FRANCA OSARO PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER