I was told that I have a account with a bank "Ashdean Bank". I never heard of that bank, and a Google search came up with nothing.

I was told that a fee needs to be paid to obtain a "tcp code", which would be needed in order to make a transfer from the UK to my bank in the USA. These people want a lot of money for that fee. Reading this as I write it, it sounds pretty stupid to me. But you never know.

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    Interesting. Seems the scammers found that too many Google hits for "COT code" lead to scam warnings now, so they renamed it to "TCP code". Probably because TCP is already a well-established acronym so it is much harder to google.
    – Philipp
    Commented Nov 21, 2023 at 10:48
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    – Philipp
    Commented Nov 21, 2023 at 11:13

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Anytime somebody wants you to pay money to get your money, it is a scam.

In your case they want you to pay money to get money you never knew about. That also means it is a scam.

If there was a legitimate fee, they would just deduct it from the money being sent to you.

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    That's the most common sense point: If anyone wanted to give you money but there are legitimate fees (which just about might happen), they will subtract that fee from the money they sent you. That lottery you never heard of would just pay you $999,000 instead of paying you $1,000,000 after you paid them a $1,000 fee.
    – gnasher729
    Commented Nov 21, 2023 at 0:38

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