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Can you provide a bit more information...Who exactly demanding a huge amount upfront and how you get that amount in a foreign bank?
I am afraid that is a scam...I would be always skeptical if the money are requested upfront in ADDITIONAL to the money that are said in your account.I would question - if there ANY money in that account.
The so-called "419" scam is a type of fraud dominated by criminals from Nigeria and other countries in Africa. Victims of the scam are promised a large amount of money, such as a lottery prize, inheritance, money sitting in some bank account, etc.
Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.
and scroll down for the fraud email example from the Hong Leong Bank ...
Do NOT send them any money - the chances are - you will never see these money again...