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Where There Isn't A Will
These people perform a useful service - and it's not a simple as it seems. For each person, you need the certificates (about £10 a pop), and then HM Treasury has to examine the proof. But families are complicated, so probate research companies will charge a commission (from the estate), which rarely covers their costs. An intriguing insight into how this is done.
bahill1957 10:17am Mon 16 Jul
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How much money
are they making out of one inheritence as they are charging every claimant they track down a percentage?
once more 9:42am Fri 31 Jul
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This programme is made in very bad taste. These people are motivated soley by money, not the interests of the bereaved or relatives of the dead.
BigK 12:14pm Thu 30 Jul
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This is essentially free promotion for a private for-profit organisation. Alerts and protests to the channel are ignored.
Fox 8:43am Mon 23 Feb
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Why of why don't people make a will they can do it themselves if they can't afford a solicitor get one done as soon as possible that way your money will go to where you want it to go
Tom 9:00am Tue 6 Aug
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My partner recently received correspondence from one of these companies, asking her to sign away 36 percent of any inheritance she is entitled to and then they will give her the name of the deceased and executor of the estate. I found out the information after one Facebook contact and a couple of hours on the Internet!! Not bad eh?? And I'm not charging her anything. Remember it is not a scam but it is certainly a rip off xx
Tallstool 5:25am Fri 5 Jul
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I agree !!
Well seeing the comments has reinforced my opinion of the human race. These people are parasites and I also am disgusted that you have broadcast this program. But this is what the UK has become. No honour. Like recruitment agencies, service companies, banks, estate agencies - PARASITES - exterminate the lot of them.
flyerphil 7:10pm Thu 10 Jan
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This programme is a disgrace & should not be aired on TV. It makes these people look like saints when they are really money-grabbing rogues! Get rid of it off our screens....
BigK 6:43pm Wed 9 Jan
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This programme is exploitive & a disgrace. They are motivated by GREED & it's nothing to do with helping people realise their inheritence. The programme does not show how they have split-up many families, fighting over unknown hand-outs....
BigK 9:29am Tue 27 Nov
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Disreputable people
Can't believe you make these people out to be angels!! Only one thing motivates them - money! Without the commission do you really think they would bother? What about the times when they inform the wrong people? Or, the amount of family arguments and bust-ups they cause? And why don't you publish the amount in commission they get???
BigK 9:41am Wed 18 Jul
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Sensitive and interesting
Really interesting. A great mix of clever detection, research methods, fascinating family histories and personal stories. Most impressive is the sensitive nature of dealing with difficult issues, lovely researchers and the intention of 'doing good' - giving money to the family and not the state. Well done. Can I join your office?
Betty 1:12pm Mon 23 Apr
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Lauren Billiot
Any news about A defector's strange disappearance?
Lauren Billiot 1:28pm Tue 31 Jan
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isee it, i want it, its mine.
rasta far eye government.
true green 12:53pm Thu 24 Nov
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are these the same people
from PPI who keep calling me?
karmell 6:33pm Wed 23 Nov
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another dull program that has been promoted from its mid-day slot to the evening. must be the budget cuts.
tt 6:06pm Wed 23 Nov
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I thought this
was all about hare coursing and snaring. Nothing like hare in gravy and chips
A. Coates 7:00pm Wed 1 Jun
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never did find my lost uncles grandfather.
elpaco theoopodopilas, very much missed, he owed me 5 pasos.
what a lot 6:42pm Sat 19 Mar
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extra :-)
hello 10:06am Fri 18 Mar
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There are a million and one reasons why families disintegrate. Not always easy to apportion blame as some here think. I reckon the heir hunters provide a service
Lafrowda 10:00am Thu 7 Oct
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Intresting article in The Times on Saturday 14th Aug about these cockroaches. Just make a Will people and save your heirs 40 or 50% of their inheritance in fees for these companies!!
Vile creatures 9:57am Tue 17 Aug
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This winds me up!!!!
Why should someone inherit when they haven't bothered to keep in touch?? What's wrong with the government getting the money? - they give away enough in pensions, allowances and handouts - they may take less tax off me if they can get it from somewhere else
RW 9:26am Wed 27 Jan
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fine series
best series
saaaaaa 8:42am Mon 4 Jan
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I thought this program was all about bald men looking for a cure!!
dismayed 7:03pm Thu 10 Dec
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No ones forcing you to be in the west. You're here from choice, so stop whineing.
libby 12:07pm Tue 8 Dec
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i hate this programme its s**t
s**t 8:49am Fri 31 Jul
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Those who died and left a fortune
were never visited or known by their own relatives. Very sad to know that the only reason people will make contact because of money. Shame on our society for not keeping in touch with our own families, especially the elderley.
Carer 2:31pm Thu 9 Apr
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Very dissapoint
Ze title of this made us think
Twaddle4U 5:34pm Wed 16 Jul
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Heir Hunters
Interesting programme but very repetetive. 30 minute episodes stretched to 6o minutes.
Jean Alogist 9:20am Tue 29 Apr
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