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Who is telling you that you have to pay inheritance taxes on money from another country?
Do you actually have relatives in the UK?
How did you find out about this inheritance? Did an attorney send you a letter or call you or email you?
Ok, this is a scam....period. We see these "foreign inheritance" scams dozens of times a week and it is always through an email contact and they always want some type of money or tax so the person can claim the inheritance. If someone inherits anything, they don't pay any taxes on it as they are withheld by the executor of the estate and forwarded to the govt prior to any distribution.
So I am sorry to say it, but there is no inheritance. The good news is you found out about the scam hopefully before you sent them any money or gave them any personal information..