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TJ,There is no warning required if a lien is valid. In fact BofA cannot warn because then parties can withdraw heir assets knowing that a lien is coming and avoid repayment. If her account also had overdraft protection, then the account does extend what is essentially credit to her (in such instances) and allows her to continue charging even if that may be an error. The bank here is likely not at fault if the charges they made were disclosed, but you can contact the board and see if hey are willing to cancel their charges. If not, she can indeed stay overseas with no further ill effects. If she is not going to receive any benefits such as Social Security, or has no further interest in the US, they are not going to expend serious resources in going after her for such little money.Good luck.
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