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Richard, Tax Attorney
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  29 years of experience as a tax, real estate, and business attorney.
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Just want information on an death of a friend in Ghana? The

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Just want information on an death of a friend in Ghana?
JA: The retirement accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: The man was supposed to have died in recent couple of weeks and because of information I have received it could be either a fact or a scam. What do I need to provide?
JA: Is there anything else the retirement accountant should be aware of?
Customer: This person was supposed to have sent me a package through London City Airport, I have information from the airport that it is there. Concerned it is all scam. Am trying to verify if that person died.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Richard replied 11 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 11 months ago.

Unfortunately, this is a scam. Hopefully, you have not sent them any money yet or given them any information about your bank accounts! 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.

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!

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