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Who are you receiving the inheritance from?
How much is the inheritance?
Is it someone that you consider a close family member?
How are they asking you to send them the money?
Ok, the reason that they don't deduct it is because this is a scam...period. This is a well known scam that lots of people are falling for because of the dream of that long lost uncle or aunt that they never met and no one knows who left them millions...
It doesn't happen in real life and these scammers are preying on peoples hopes and dreams..
If there was an inheritance, then any fees would be taken out of it before it was disbursed. An heir NEVER has to pay to get their inheritance...period. They are likely asking you to wire the money out of the country using an untraceable source like Western Union, Money Pak, or direct transfer. Once that money is out if the US, it is beyond the jurisdiction and is gone..
So luckily you came on the site before you sent them anything as we have to give dozens of people a week bad news that this is a well known scam and they have lost their money..