Have Legal Questions? Ask a Lawyer Now.
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.
Thank you so much for using JustAnswer.com. I truly aim to please you as a customer, but please keep in mind that I do not know what you already know or don't know, or with what you need help, unless you tell me. If I did not answer the question you thought you were asking, please respond with the specific question you wanted answered. PLEASE use REPLY to EXPERT if you would like more information or if you feel something was not included in your answer.
Kindly remember the ONLY WAY experts receive any credit at all for spending time with customers is if you click on OK, GOOD or EXCELLENT SERVICE even though you have made a deposit or are a subscription customer. YOU MUST COMPLETE THE RATING FOR THE EXPERT TO RECEIVE ANY CREDIT, if not the site keeps your money on deposit.
Also remember, sometimes the law does not support what we want it to support, but that is not the fault of the person answering the question, so please be courteous.
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?
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).