Question posted in the General Law category relating to Western Cape
I received an email from the Operations Manager of City Global Bank of England Bank PLC. He is informing about an investment my late relative had with their bank. A part of me doesn't trust this information due to the amount of money stated and, it's been years since the relative passed on.
Here is the email:
Involves my surnamePPhumela LakajeGood day, I received an sms today to message you concerning my surname and I tried to call the number but it went straight to voicemail, so please ...RRichard Anthonyto me22 hours agoDetailsThanks for your response.I am Richard Anthony - Operational Manager,City Global Bank of England Bank PLCPlease ignore the length of this message and take your time to read this message for your understanding. This is very important.I am contacting you concerning a deceased customer and an investment he placed under our bank's management Nine (9) years ago. I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. I contacted you independently off our investigation and no one is informed of this communication. I would like to intimate you with certain facts that I believe would be of interest to you.In 2009, the subject matter: Engineer Sylvester Lakaje is now deceased, came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our private banking division.He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of £4,000,000.00 (Four Million British Pounds) which he wished to have us turn over (invest) on his behalf. I was the accounting officer assigned to his case; I made numerous suggestions in line with my duties as the De-facto chief operations officer of the private investment banking department,especially given the volume of funds he wished to put into our bank. We met on numerous occasions prior to any investments being placed.In mid-2010, he asked that the money be liquidated because he needed to make an urgent landed property investment requiring cash payments in Spain.And since he will be frequenting the United Kingdom later that year,he directed that I liquidate the funds and oversee that it is deposited in a security vault in any low-key but formidable private bank in the United Kingdom.I informed him that Bank of England Bank PLC will have to make special arrangements to have this done and in order not to circumvent due process. I contacted my affiliate in the United Kingdom and after due consultations,the funds was made available and transferred to the CITY GLOBAL FINANCE BANK OF ENGLANDThe deceased told me he wanted the money there in anticipation of his arrival from South Africa later that week. This was the last communication we had-this transpired around 25th October 2010.In June last year, we got a call from the CITY GLOBAL FINANCE BANK OF ENGLAND informing us of the dormant activity of that particular portfolio.I made efforts to locate the deceased-but it was futile. I immediately passed the task of locating him to the internal investigations department of our bank. Four days later, information started to trickle in, apparently our client was dead. A person who suited his description was declared dead in Cannes,South of France.We were soon enough able to verify the story;his death certificate and cause of death was confirmed.He died of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,he was aged 54.In his bio-data form, he listed no next of kin.The deceased died without a testate.What this means,is that our dear late fellow died with no or identifiable family member.And in line with our internal processes for account holders who have passed away, we instituted our own investigations in good faith to determine who should have right to claim the estate. This investigation has for the past months been unfruitful.It is this investigation that resulted in my being furnished with your details as a possible relative of the deceased.According to practice,the bank in England will by the end of this financial year, broadcast a request for statements of claim - failing to receive viable claims they will probably revert the deposit to the United Kingdom Treasury Department, and the portfolio will be out of my hands and out of the hands of CITYGLOBAL FINANCE BANK OF ENGLAND This will not happen if I have my way.
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