First, no one is going to give you their money. Second, of all the people in the world, how did this person find you? I don't mean to be rude, but that is a legitimate question when dealing with these scammers. They are liars and cheats. They want you to respond to them. Then they know they have an email that is active. Then they will give you a sob story or try to play on your religious believes. They may then tell you they need money from you to pay some fees where they live. Why would they need your money if they have millions? They will then ask you to send money to a Caribbean island or some other location that is totally unrelated to them. Once you send them money, they will disappear. Do not respond to them in the future. Do not give them any personal information. Stay as far away from them as possible.
The information provided should not be considered legal advice. I am not licensed to practice in any State other than SC. The results of your case will depend on the presentation of evidence, the law and other factors that may change depending on an in depth analysis of the facts of the case. Please see an attorney before making legal decisions.
Totally in agreement here. One thing you should know is that these emails are sent by the millions and are intentionally written so that someone who does send money and ultimately complains has virtually no recourse, given that the representations in the email are so outlandish.
No legitimate business will handle themselves through an email, a phone call or letter like that asking for money. Ever. If you need to triple verify what we're saying here, the TX Attorney General has a very good webpage that you should review:
The foregoing is not legal advice nor is it in any manner whatsoever meant to create or impute an attorney/client relationship.
You know it's not real because it's someone you never heard of is offering to give you money. The fact that the message claims to come from someone in Nigeria is just icing, since they actually run schools in Nigeria to teach people how to scam money through email.
Do not contact the sender or their "lawyer" under any circumstances. They don't want to give you money, they want to take it from you.
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