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Is the Patriot Act the same as the Anti-Terrorist Clearance

Customer Question

Is the Patriot Act the same as the Anti-Terrorist Clearance in obtaining a Certificate
to enable inheritance funds to be transfered to USA from Spain?
Also, what is the standard charge if any for the receiver of the funds to pay for
this Certificate?
Thank You
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking.

There is no such think as the anti-terrorist fund to make you pay for any of this. Also, this is not part of the patriot act. It is also likely this alleged attorney you are dealing with is not an attorney, since the bank in Spain does not charge to open an account. Any fees from administration of this alleged inheritance would come from the inheritance and if you have sent any money to these people, this is an "advance fee scam" and I am afraid these people are taking you for a ride. This is something we see here pretty much daily.



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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

According to the internet there is such a thing as an anti-terrorist

clearance certificate but they did not say there was a charge for this.

All money we transfered was through the Bankia in Spain.

Under the US Patriot Act, and also this anti-terrorist act, if any one wants to send more than a certain amount of money to or from the US, the bank located in the US is required to search the names of the parties to the transaction in a database set up by the US govt. of persons that the US believes may be involved in torrorist activities. My question is, how is this

Patriot Act much different than the anti-terrorist act, other than the fact

they are asking for a large sum of money for this?

Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 3 years ago.
What you are being told is a SCAM, the anti-terrorist act has NOTHING to do with what you are dealing with. See: Anti-Terrorist Certificate Scam.

You are being scammed and you should not pay any up front money for any of this "inheritance" as if there is any money due it would come from the alleged "inheritance."