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I inherited some money from an Uncle who lived in Lagos,

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I inherited some money from an Uncle who lived in Lagos, Nigeria. A Lawyer contacted me and asked me to Imy identity. All he had was my name, address and personnel phone number just for family. He asked me for a copy of my Passport and drivers license. I'm afraid to get that out to anyone especially in another country. never asked for money. Would I have to pay a inheritance fee or some sort. Afraid to go there to meet in person.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  Barrister replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney who will try my very best to help with your situation or get you to someone who can. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I research statutes or ordinances and type out an answer or reply, but rest assured, I am working on your question.

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Have you ever actually met this uncle?

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Are you from Nigeria?

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Were you contacted via email or letter or on the phone?

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Are they asking you to pay any taxes on the inheritance?

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thanks

Barrister