|deceased person still has bank account
||[Jan. 18th, 2016|11:00 pm]
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Why would a person who has been deceased for 4 years, still have an active bank account? Is there a reason? I ask because I have never dealt with a deceased person's affairs etc.|
We moved into our house in 2011. The neighbor told us a few months later that the former owner of our house, had passed away - he had been in his high 80s.
We got mail addressed to him, for a couple of years, some I forwarded to his daughter and some I called and asked them to take him off their mailing list (hearing aid people, accessible transit people, etc)
However we recently got a bank card, which I forwarded to the daughter. Now we got another mailing from this bank.
I DESPISE getting mailings that are not to our house. The last place I lived at, I lived there for around 8 years and the entire time, I got mail for about 4 different prior occupants. I had lots of fun with one place trying to get the mail to stop. I wrote "return to sender" and it kept coming. I called the customer service, they said "write return to sender on it, and use a highlighter to write all over the envelope" LOL. So I don't have a lot of faith in "return to sender" and neither did this customer service person LMAO.
Some of it was also banks that somehow didn't know where the person's new place was. Maybe if someone gets divorced, and forgets they have RRSPs, okay I get that.
However this particular deceased person has a power of attorney - the daughter. There is a person actually taking care of this person's affairs.
I am going to call the bank tomorrow. The mail shouldn't be coming to our house in any case.
ETA: I put RETURN TO SENDER on it. I forwarded the last one to the daughter, but maybe that is just enabling the whole process.
I debated briefly getting his mail redirected to the daughter, so I never have to see it, but RETURN TO SENDER is cheaper LOL.
Also I would like to add that in the entire 4 years, nothing has arrived from this bank until maybe 6 months ago. So that is weird.