Other companies were getting less than 5000 visits and Thai888 Law gets over 9000 visits – this proves a one stop office is saving you time and money. We manage and control every thing for you. One call one email and we can start. Market share is 65% as we understand your needs in this very legal situation in Thailand – lawyers, legal staff and English speaking at a very affordable price.
This is what the banks require for closing down the deceased account and returning the money to the heirs – Thai888 Law has many years experience in Probate and we act for you. Please read the following instructions to retrieve 5000 USD from an account.
Please refer to requesting the closing of savings account number +++++++++++ and obtaining the remaining balance from such account of ++++++++++++++++++.
Per your request, please be advised that in order to receive the money, you are kindly requested to proceed with any one of the following three options:
1. Appoint your embassy as the recipient and request the embassy to provide the following documents to us. Under this option, we will issue a cheque (check) to the embassy with restrictive account payee only crossing.
1.1 A Power of Attorney appointing the embassy to execute the matter on your behalf.
1.2 A death certificate.
1.3 A copy of the passport of the legitimate recipient and the depositor.
1.4 A document showing that the recipient is a legitimate heir or administrator of the estate.
1.5 A letter from the embassy attesting that you are the legitimate recipient of the money.
1.6 A letter from Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs verifying the name and signature of the authorized officer of the embassy.
2. Appoint your embassy as a representative to proceed on your behalf by providing the following documents to the embassy in order to verify such documents and submit them to us. Under this option, we will transfer money to the designated account via SWIFT.
2.1 A Power of Attorney appointing the embassy to execute the matter on your behalf.
2.2 A death certificate.
2.3 A court order appointing an administer of the estate of the deceased.
2.4 A letter requesting money from the account of the deceased.
2.5 An application for currency exchange and fund transfer.
2.6 A letter of indemnity.
2.7 A copy of the passport of the legitimate recipient and the depositor.
2.8 A letter from the embassy attesting that you are the legitimate recipient of the money.
2.9 A letter from Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs verifying the name and signature of the authorized officer of the embassy.
All documents must be signed by your embassy.
3. Appoint a law firm in Thailand to execute the matter on your behalf. The law firm must provide us documents in the same manner as described in No. 1 above. Under this option, we will issue a cheque (Check) to the embassy with restrictive account payee only crossing.
However, if you are able to travel to Thailand, you can file a case to request a court order appointing you as the administrator of the estate of the deceased. With this option, your documents must be notarized or verified by your embassy, and it may take up to two months to complete the matter.
Please be advised accordingly and keep us informed of your decision. Thank you.
Yours faithfully, The +++++++++++++++++++++Bank Public Company Limited +++++++++++ BRANCH EMAIL: ++++++++++++++@++++
Fitting End to Multi-State Fraud Scheme
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Scamming nuns. Taking advantage of the mentally disabled. Stealing from the elderly. Just when you think con men couldn’t sink any lower, they do: This time, a group of fraudsters took money from individuals who prepaid their own funerals to ease the financial and emotional burdens on their families.
Recently, a Missouri man and five others were sentenced to federal prison for their role in a Ponzi-like prepaid funeral scheme that victimized some 97,000 customers in more than 16 states. The scheme caused more than $450 million in losses, smaller or non-existent death benefits for families at their most vulnerable, and huge profits that lined the pockets of the defendants.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, millions of Americans enter into contracts to prearrange their funerals and prepay some or all of the expenses involved. Laws in individual states regulate the industry, and various states have laws to help ensure that these advance payments are available when they’re needed. However, protections vary widely from state to state, sometimes providing a window of opportunity for unscrupulous operators.
That’s just what happened with James “Doug” Cassity and his Missouri-based company called National Prearranged Services Inc. (NPS). As early as 1992 and until 2008, Cassity and the other defendants employed by NPS or affiliated life insurance companies devised and ran a scheme to defraud purchasers of prearranged funeral contracts obtained from NPS. Also victimized were funeral homes that did business with NPS, financial institutions that served as trustees of the prearranged trusts established by NPS for their customers, and state insurance guarantee associations.
In general, here’s what NPS told its customers: After discussing what the customer wanted, a price would be agreed upon and payment accepted. NPS would make arrangements with the customer-designated funeral home. In accordance with state law, the funds would be placed with a third party—depending on the state, that third party would be a financial institution that would put the funds into a trust that could be only used for safe investments (like government-backed securities)…or a life insurance company that would put the funds into a life insurance policy in the name of the customer.
Here’s what NPS didn’t tell its customers: The company didn’t put all of the funds from customers into a trust or life insurance policy, but instead brazenly altered application documents—i.e., changing deposit amounts, naming itself as a beneficiary, converting whole life insurance policies to term life—and used the money for unauthorized purposes like risky investments, payments for existing funeral claims, and personal enrichment. In some instances, defendants even removed money previously placed in trusts and life insurance policies. And NPS routinely lied to state regulators about its practices.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, NPS also purchased large blocks of prearranged funeral contracts from funeral homes that had previously entered into their own prearranged funeral contracts with customers, falsely telling these funeral homes that the contracts would be rolled over into life insurance policies.
The complex case—investigated by three federal agencies, a number of state regulatory agencies, and the Department of Justice—began in 2008 when we received information from several state agencies on the shady practices of NPS and one of its affiliated life insurance companies. It ended in November 2013, when six co-conspirators who took advantage of people’s desire to protect their loved ones upon their own deaths were finally brought to justice.
Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones
Obviously, before you enter into a contract of any kind, make sure you do your due diligence on the other party (get references, check with the Better Business Bureau, etc.).
But here are some additional issues to consider from the Federal Trade Commission before prepaying for funeral goods and services:
- What are you paying for? Are you buying only merchandise, like a casket and vault, or are you purchasing funeral services as well?
- What happens to the money you’ve prepaid? States have different requirements for handling funds paid for prearranged funeral services.
- What happens to the interest income on money that is prepaid and put into a trust account?
- Are you protected if the firm you dealt with goes out of business?
- Can you cancel a contract and get a full refund if you change your mind?
- What happens if you move to a different area or die while away from home? Some prepaid funeral plans can be transferred, but often at an added cost.
- Be sure to tell your family about the plans you’ve made and where your documents are located.