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This is one of the oldest of the Nigerian scams, going way back before the age of the internet. You get an unsolicited out of the blue email from someone you have never heard of. He generally claims to be a lawyer, operating on behalf of someone else you've never heard of. Somehow, because of your goodness, or your righteousness or some other equally preposterous reason, your name has come to his attention.
If you help him get his client's money donated to charity, you will get a percentage of a huge fortune. It's a fraud, of course. Nobody would really need a stranger in another country to make a donation. It's just a way to dangle an attractive carrot in front of you so that you'd be willing to pay and pay and pay and pay and pay and pay this so called barrister to release the money that doesn't even really exist.
Neither does the lawyer, or ***** *****. These are phony names that won't check out.
You are the victim of a crime. Finding these folks will be a job for law enforcement. Report the fraud to your police and to the FBI at their Internet Crime Complaint Center at IC3.gov. Your only way of getting your money back is if the authorities can find out who and where these thieves really are and bring them to justice.
Do not send any more money. YOu won't get your funds back and you will just be throwing them away.
DO report the crime however. Even if the police can do nothing to help you, as the victim of a crime your unreimbursed losses due to that crime are tax deductible. So you will be able to get something back in the form of a tax deduction when you file your 2016 taxes.
And in the future, keep in mind that any unsolicited message from someone you don't know containing news that is much too good to be true is a scam. YOu should just delete it and move on.
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