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My wife is in Nigeria to collect her father's estate money

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My wife is in Nigeria to collect her father's estate money as stated per will of 1.1 million. Union Bank from there days she must pay $50,000.00 to the bank to get the inheritance.i said use $50,000 from the inheritance and they say they can't. I see nothing in the will. What do we do.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Richard replied 6 months ago.

Hi! My name is Richard & I will be helping you today! It will take me a few minutes to type a response to your question. Thanks for your patience!

Expert:  Richard replied 6 months ago.

You are absolutely right in your skepticism. She is being defrauded.

Hopefully, she has not given them any money yet! These facts mirror identically an ongoing scam. Here's the thing that will confirm that it's a scam for you. You should never send them any money up front or provide them any information about your bank accounts. If they want you to pay them anything to get your money, it's a scam. If there is an inheritance, they can deduct any expenses, taxes, fees, etc., from the inheritance. if they tell you this is not possible, it's because there is in fact no inheritance from which to deduct these costs. There are no sets of circumstances where if there is truly an inheritance that you should have to do anything but receive your money net of any expenses. If they tell you otherwise, all that tells you is there is no inheritance and you are being scammed.

Thank you so much for allowing me to help you with your question. I have done my best to provide information which fully addresses your question. If you have any follow up questions, please ask! If I have fully answered your question(s) to your satisfaction, I would appreciate you rating my service as Good or Excellent (i.e., 4 or 5 stars)(hopefully Excellent/5 stars J). Otherwise, I receive no credit for assisting you today. I thank you in advance for taking the time to provide me a positive rating!

This is the part of my job I don't like...when the law is not in favor of my customer. I wish I could tell you this is legitimate, but, I can only provide you information based on the law and my experience so that you can act on the best available information to you. ………..I wish I had better news, but can only hope you recognize and understand my predicament and don't shoot the messenger. I'm sorry!

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you very much. She has an attorney from there but I think he is in on it. Suggestions.
Expert:  Richard replied 6 months ago.

My suggestion would be with regard to any attorney is that she ask independently of anyone involved in the inheritance as anyone they recommend is likely to be involved with the scam.

Expert:  Richard replied 6 months ago.

I see you requested a phone call. I tried to accept, but received a "payment failure" message. I'm happy to continue either by phone or through this thread....just let me know. :)

Expert:  Richard replied 6 months ago.

Hi. Just following up to see if I can help further. Just let me know.