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I have money due to me from Nigeria and they are saying that

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I have money due to me from Nigeria and they are saying that I have to pay to open a dormant account to get it is this true
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Hi.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
From whom ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A bank director fidelity bank nigeria
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I sent an item via eBay which never got paid
Then the Nigeria police got in touch and told me that it was a fraud and the person has been jailed
My compensation is in a dormant bank account of which they say I have to pay to get my money
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
You are being scammed.
This is nonsense. If there is money awaiting you then you don't pay to get it recovered.
Tell them that they can deduct any money due from your payout and on no account give them your bank details.
This has all the hall marks of the usual scams.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So what should I do as I have now lost an item and money
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.
Well, there are no magic wands I'm afraid.
You can make a report to the police but is very unlikely that you will actually recover either the money or the item as it is outside of the jurisdiction. The only really valid question now is whether or not you spends more money upon these scammers.