if i was supposed to receive a wire transfer as the beneficiary of $500,000.00 USD, from National westminster Bank in the UK, and I am a non-resident, living in USA, is there tax (fee) associated with that transfer, and if so, is that required before the transfer by the Inland Revenue and Customs? And if so, would I be required to pay the Bank who would then pay the fee?
Thanks for your question
I am afraid you are a victim of a scam - there is NEVER a requirement for tax to be paid before funds are released from the UK, and they are asking you for this "fee" which they advise has to be paid prior to the release of your inheritance, and sadly the inheritance payment never materalises, and they have your "fee" which they have scammed from you.
Do not pay anything.
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