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What if the bank manager is doing the bank work, deceased was a client of his at the bank, but he is not the executor as such? If this is also not legal, should I be reporting the manager? Manager is from Santander Bank, and client was from Northern Ireland?
By an email, and I'm definitely not a relation. The whole thing seems like a scam to me, although, as far as I can tell, the manager is who he says he is. However, he must have picked me out of the blue. I'm not 100% convinced that the e-mailer is the person whose name he's using. For a supposedly educated man, he's not got great English. Would it help if I forwarded his emails to you, and a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding? I'm concerned that either this is a fraud by the manager, or a scam with someone using the manager's identity. If it's too good to be true it usually is, and an estate of £20m sounds very dodgy. I wouldn't want to go ahead with this chap, but I want to know if I should report it. I don't want to get anyone innocent in trouble, but it sounds illegal to be named as NOK when you know you're not, and I wonder if he just wants my account details. I think he might just be wanting someone to provide a bank account for the money transfer, and I wouldn't give account details to anyone I don't know and contacted me just by getting my email address from BT Mobile. Thank you for your help in this.
Is it legal in England, where the manager works? If I send the emails, you could see the way he tries to explain it.