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This is a scam. Here is a report of them wanting the tranfer fee up front:
There are a lot of both financial and identity scams on the net. Google "Money scams" or "Identity Theft Scams" and you will read a lot of similar stories to your own.
The thrust of the money scam, like you're experiencing, will be to eventually get you to pay the final transfer fee, or some other legal fee, and you will find that you either never get the check, or will not have access to the account, or that it's a false account and website, as well as the banking site.
Here is another Cater Allen's scam report:
The other side of the coin, is that some of these scams are designed for identity theft. In Europe these days, people have to have certain types of "clean" id's, and it's big business over there to sell them. They get all your info, and run with it. Most of the time you'll never even know it, but it can backfire, they say.
Take the email into your bank manager, and see what they say. They'll know pretty much what's going on, and can advise you, in the even that it MIGHT be real, of safe steps to take in securing it.
99.99999% of the time these are total scams, so be careful!
Good luck, thanks for using FixYa, and hope you get your millions, but also hope you don't get stung!
Posted on Aug 24, 2010
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