It's incredibly unusual for someone to have a distant relative they have never heard of, leaving them a huge amount of money. The inheritance scam initially comes with an e-mail or letter delivered via mail.
The document usually assures the individual that they will obtain a substantial inheritance; however, they must first give a sum of money to pay the administrative costs.
The individual who gets scammed sees the charge as a small payment relative to the vast amount of money they are going to get. Over the years, thousands of families and individuals have been scammed by false inheritance notices.