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From: Peter Brimacombe <>
Subject: help please
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 11:08:27 +1100
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speak with your own Bank Manager, and or visit your Government
I think it highly probable that your Banks (like Australian Banks)
are required to submit details of non active accounts to Government
- who then have the Government Printer produce a book listing them.
Private Investigators purchase these publications as soon as they
are released and pursue all possible relatives (of the same name)
from census records, electoral rolls, council rates and telephone
book listings - in the hope of finding a direct relative for a
percentage of the amount recorded.
You might disagree with them doing it, - but they do a lot of work,
have big outlays and spend big money mailing to possible listings
But if they didn't do it you would never have found out about it.
And NO Bank will never try to find the relatives, and are not
required to (under Australian law). They are quite happy to have use
of the funds. Often millions!
I'm hoping someone out there has some ideas which might just save us
a lot of
My husband has received a letter from a company of ' International
Genaelogists' saying that he is probably entitled to a share of an
an unnamed person.The only clue they give is that it is a distant
his late mother.
The trouble is they want nearly 40% of any inheritance that he might
which sounds rather too high a percentage.Unless we sign a legal
promising to pay them this amount they will refuse to give us any
I've tried our local reference library who were very sympathetic but
not offer any advice other than consult a solicitor.
Does anyone know of any national publication where solicitors might
for beneficiaries? As we don't know who died we can't be sure it's
it could be anywhere.
Hoping someone has some ideas.
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