I am a non resident alien, not living in the US. I inherited funds from a US stock exchange account after the owner died, but they could not wire it to a non US bank. THey can only wire to a US bank under my name, which I do not have. I can't open a bank account in the US in my name as they require SSN and what nots. Etransfers are also impossible. What options do I have?
No it is not a scam. The funds are still there. They say that due to FATCA, they have no collaboration with my country. I can get a check, but still would have to cash it in a US Bank, and they can't send abroad.
I have seen others face the same problem. Like the following https://www.trade2win.com/threads/td-ameritrade-withdrawal-issues.142204/