How to keep away from copycats and avoid being phished

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Read our quick guide and avoid being duped by copycat websites and phishing emails.

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Buying and selling leads in cases of intestacy

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In a series of articles following on from our report on copy-cat government websites, we plan to highlight various unethical online tactics that some heir hunters use to dupe the public. Here, Peter Turvey discusses a disturbing trend that has emerged in the probate genealogy and heir location sector: buying and selling leads in cases of intestacy.

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Tracing absentee freeholders

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At Anglia Research we frequently locate absentee landlords, or their successors in title, for leaseholders who wish to sell – or extend – their leases, or buy the freehold of their property. In this article, Rosie Kelly summarises the various options open to lessees who are unable to contact a missing freeholder.

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An update to our campaign against double charging

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As a result of our campaign to end double charging for birth, marriage and death certificates, yet another law firm has accepted that our rationale is correct and has obtained a full repayment from the heir hunters involved. Philip Turvey reports.

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How murder affects inheritance rules

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Recently one of our case managers was searching through historic records when she stumbled upon a probate entry for Frederick Walter Stephen West, better known as the infamous serial killer Fred West who died in January 1995. In this article, legal researcher Rosie Kelly, fresh from success in her CILEx criminal law examinations, looks at the rules of inheritance when a murder has been committed and how these have evolved in recent years.

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