Having enjoyed the imaginative temptations waved in front of me for many years by 419 scammers I have discovered that they have a conscience !
I got such an email the other day, apparently from a senior police officer in Bukino Fasso informing me that a fund of $25,000,000 had been set up to compensate those of us who had been scammed by these evil criminals.
However, I was to reply only to him and to keep this entire matter confidential as it might affect on-going investigations into other such scammers.
Apart from inducing near-hysteria - typing is difficult when you are laughing your head off - I didn't reply to him. After all, since I have never replied to any such email yet I could not, in conscience, claim any part of this 'compensation fund'.