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tricky trev 2:06 Thu Jun 29
inheritance recovery specialists
Has anyone ever been contacted out of the blue about inheritance recovery. My family have been contacted out of the blue and looks like the real deal!

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bertie 8:23 Thu Jun 29
Re: inheritance recovery specialists
These heir hunting sites work off the governments bona vicantia site.
My mum was contacted by two firms about 5 years ago. They both gave out small bits of info. Using that info we were able to establish which listing on bona vicantia would apply and then using a free trial on ancestry we set about linking that person to my mum.
Took a few evenings but eventually proved the family tree and contacted the estate direct from the bona vicantia site.
The heir hunter firms wanted 25% so it saved my mum a fair few quid.
So if you fancy a challenge you don't have to sign up. If you can prove it yourself you can cut them out. Alternatively if you are close to the other relatives, get one of them to sign up and they will generally get enough info for the rest of you to go direct.
These firms are all nice and polite and look to get you all signed up together but there is no need.

charleyfarley 7:57 Thu Jun 29
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Yes out of the blue, one of my sisters was contacted by a Solicitor representing my Aunt's estate who had no dependents. Fraser & Fraser (them of heir hunters) handled the trace, but we dealt with the solicitor direct. I don't know what Fraser & Fraser cut was as it didn't seem to be itemised.There was about 15 people got paid, I got £7,500.
A warning, not that it effected any of my family, they do a bankruptcy check and if you have been declared bankrupt and still have outstanding issues they will deduct it from your inheritance.
Good Luck

, 2:38 Thu Jun 29
Re: inheritance recovery specialists
These heir hunting companies are not given a value of the estate they are working on but they can pretty well work out what money is going to be available. As a general rule the bigger the inheritance the less they require via commission.

Mr. Burns 2:37 Thu Jun 29
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Gavros,

When I first started we'd be in really early Thursdays waiting for the papers with the notices in. That petered out when I was there as the companies started doing deals, so i'm not sure they race each other so much now.

If you've see Heir Hunters it'll be them or a similar company. All legit.

ted fenton 2:35 Thu Jun 29
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My mum & dad read a notice in the NOW around 50 years ago mentioning that they were mentioned in a Will !!!! We all got very excited as we had a wealthy family in Dunmow.....

They got £10 :-(

Mr. Burns 2:34 Thu Jun 29
Re: inheritance recovery specialists
I used to work for one, what's the company name? Who mail me if you like.

Gavros 2:28 Thu Jun 29
Re: inheritance recovery specialists
check the rep of the company and the reviews - surely people will have said how much cut they took.

If they check out good, but worth stringing them along for a bit as these companies race each other to get to the nearest family first so someone else is probably close to contacting you. Once you have two with the info you can play them off against each other.

GRiM71 2:25 Thu Jun 29
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Yes out of the blue a relative died recently I was not aware even existed. Thought it was a joke to be honest. Not sure what cut they are taking as my view was if it wasn't for the inheritance specialists finding I wouldn't have got anything. 25% sounds steep though. Being split quite a few ways but better than a kick up the arse.

Grumpster 2:24 Thu Jun 29
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Haggle?

I guess 75% of something you didn't know about is better than 100% of fuck all.

tricky trev 2:17 Thu Jun 29
Re: inheritance recovery specialists
They are suggesting 25% however going rate appears to be 10-15%

Mace66 2:13 Thu Jun 29
Re: inheritance recovery specialists
Yes, my old man was contacted about 10 years ago.

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