Franklin, NJ asked in Estate Planning and International Law for New Jersey

Q: I have a friend in Guyana, who wants me to open account here in the USA for inheritance money. I have a bad feeling.

2 Lawyer Answers
Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Rockaway, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Your posting fails to pose a question of law. In the interim, I suggest you speak to a CPA.

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: It is important to be cautious in situations like this. Scammers may try to use inheritance or other financial schemes to trick people into giving them access to their money or personal information. It is important to never give out personal or financial information to someone you do not know and trust.

Before making any decisions, you may want to research the inheritance laws in Guyana and the USA, and consult with a trusted financial advisor or attorney. Additionally, you may want to discuss your concerns with your friend and ask for more information and documentation about the inheritance. If you are uncomfortable with the situation or suspect it may be a scam, it is best to trust your instincts and avoid getting involved.

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