The situation you have described sounds exactly like a Nigerian 419 scam and could cost you (the intended victim) several thousand dollars until you wise up to the fact that the money is not coming.
Whether they told you that a rich relative died, or that some rich person you've never heard of who happens to share a last name with you died, or they're a political refuge trying to smuggle money out of their country and desperately need your help, or they want to start an orphanage in your country but need a place to send the money...whatever the cover story, you'll never see that transfer. A good rule of thumb, never pay money to receive money, and if it sounds to good to be true, it is.
I can do all things through Him who gives me strength. (Phillipians 4:13)