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From: "Richard Callard" <>
Subject: RE: help please
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 11:41:33 -0800
In-Reply-To: <b6.d9bd129.274d4874@aol.com>


This sounds like a SCAM to me. Go to the Postal Service and a
Postal Inspector will look into it and find out if it is legitimate.
DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING. Also go to your local police department.
THIS IS THE SEASON TO WATCH OUT FOR SCAMS!
Richard Callard

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2000 8:04 AM
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Subject: help please


Hi everyone,

I'm hoping someone out there has some ideas which might just save us a lot
of
money.

My husband has received a letter from a company of ' International Probate
Genaelogists' saying that he is probably entitled to a share of an estate of
an unnamed person.The only clue they give is that it is a distant relative
of
his late mother.

The trouble is they want nearly 40% of any inheritance that he might get,
which sounds rather too high a percentage.Unless we sign a legal form
promising to pay them this amount they will refuse to give us any
information.

I've tried our local reference library who were very sympathetic but could
not offer any advice other than consult a solicitor.

Does anyone know of any national publication where solicitors might
advertise
for beneficiaries? As we don't know who died we can't be sure it's in Devon,
it could be anywhere.

Hoping someone has some ideas.

Thanks.

Linda
Somerset.


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