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Jan 12th 2013, 11:20 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,662
Posted By Peteusa

Re: Inheritance advice needed...

At 68 I have no particular desire to get involved with his family. I'm just trying to get a feel for whether anyone thinks based on what I've said that I would be in anyway succesful at challenging a...
Jan 12th 2013, 9:46 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,662
Posted By Peteusa

Re: Inheritance advice needed...

Another point I should perhaps have mentioned is that I learned that his 'other' son, who is three years younger than me was convicted of a serious felony involving associating with two underage...
Jan 11th 2013, 2:31 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,662
Posted By Peteusa

Re: Inheritance advice needed...

Thank you to everybody who took the time to put forward their viewpoints. I agree with the majority of responses suggesting that I should leave things be and not get into something that I almost...
Jan 9th 2013, 9:15 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,662
Posted By Peteusa

Re: Inheritance advice needed...

And therein lies the problem Jerseygirl, and incidently, I thought someone would pick up on the "turning their lives upside down" aspect. Its a fair point, and I have no particular intention of doing...
Jan 9th 2013, 8:57 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,662
Posted By Peteusa

Re: Inheritance advice needed...

I know without a shadow of a doubt that none of his family know of my existance, so any will he left wouldnt have made any mention of me. Thats the part I'm interested in incidently; If his will...
Jan 9th 2013, 8:43 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,662
Posted By Peteusa

Re: Inheritance advice needed...

Is it worth it? Probably not, and the fact that stress and time would be involved is a given. As for money; I dont have a bottomless pit, but I was hoping I might get some idea as to my chances from...
Jan 9th 2013, 8:31 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,662
Posted By Peteusa

Inheritance advice needed...

This is a long story, but I'll try to keep it short.

I was born in 1944 and my father was a GI serving in England. My mother was already married at the time, but I think the liason was consentual;...
Forum: USA
Jun 30th 2012, 10:05 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 6,340
Posted By Peteusa

Re: UK/USA Dual Citizen moving to California

I know that more qualified people than me will give you answers, but a couple of things I had to deal with are not disimilar to your queries.

I dont think you have to declare anything to the IRS...
Forum: USA
Jun 27th 2012, 5:53 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,346
Posted By Peteusa

Re: H.A.R.P. Refinance advice needed please..

Thank you very much for that very helpfull reply.

As I said at the top, we only paid out about $4,000 when we 'bought' the house as a new build. I think it was at a time when banks gave mortgages...
Forum: USA
Jun 27th 2012, 5:18 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,346
Posted By Peteusa

Re: H.A.R.P. Refinance advice needed please..

Just to be clear; the HARP program was introduced about 12 months ago by Pres. Obama. The intention was to help people who are underwater regarding their property value, and owe twice as much as the...
Forum: USA
Jun 26th 2012, 8:00 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,346
Posted By Peteusa

H.A.R.P. Refinance advice needed please..

Hello all!

I live in Phoeniz Az, and we had a house built in 2004. The cost of the house at that time was approx $160,000. The value of the house now is approx 82,000. We took on our mortgage for...
Forum: USA
Dec 13th 2011, 2:44 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,854
Posted By Peteusa

Re: PayPal Smart Connect is a scam?

Sorry to bump up my own thread, but apart from people quoting me examples of how unreliable and crap PayPal are, I'm not much clearer on what to do.

I've stopped using PayPal already, and have no...
Forum: USA
Dec 8th 2011, 10:26 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,854
Posted By Peteusa

Re: PayPal Smart Connect is a scam?

That seems like the best idea. My only concern really was whether my credit rating could be harmed by this scam/scheme that I never asked for. I assume that shouldnt enter into it though, since as I...
Forum: USA
Dec 8th 2011, 9:43 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,854
Posted By Peteusa

Re: PayPal Smart Connect is a scam?

The customer service number was 1-866-571-302 which I assume falls under the '800 number' catagory. Still not happy to give the last four numbers of my SSN to an automated machine, but I suppose...
Forum: USA
Dec 8th 2011, 7:25 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,854
Posted By Peteusa

Re: PayPal Smart Connect is a scam?

Having googled 'Paypal Smart Collect scam' on the internet, it would appear that no end of people have received the same paperwork, and they like me never asked for this system, which offers me a...
Forum: USA
Dec 5th 2011, 6:22 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,854
Posted By Peteusa

Re: PayPal Smart Connect is a scam?

Understood Bob, but what other suposedly safe ways are there to pay by credit card over the internet?
Forum: USA
Dec 4th 2011, 7:55 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,854
Posted By Peteusa

Re: PayPal Smart Connect is a scam?

I believe its for real too, and I did nothing that I'm aware of to be in possesion of this crap! All of the paperwork I've received says I have a zero balance at the moment, and I dont owe them any...
Forum: USA
Dec 4th 2011, 6:47 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,854
Posted By Peteusa

PayPal Smart Connect is a scam?

Hi all.

I've had this PayPal situation arrise which is a bit worrying.

I buy the odd thing or two using PayPal, which I thought was a safe way to pay for products on line.

Today I received a...
Forum: The Lab
Aug 18th 2011, 10:12 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,743
Posted By Peteusa

Re: proxy server

I use this one, which seems to work pretty well. Quite inexpensive too.

www.my-expat-network.co.uk
Forum: The Lab
Jul 18th 2011, 9:54 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By Peteusa

Re: Problem - Computer keeps freezing.

Thanks for that helpful response Bob. I'm assuming you dont think a virus would be causing the problem?
Forum: The Lab
Jul 18th 2011, 7:01 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By Peteusa

Problem - Computer keeps freezing.

I have a Dell inspiron desktop computer (Windows Vista).

A few weeks ago, the mother board and the power unit were replaced under Dell warrenty. The symptoms I reported were total loss of power...
Jun 7th 2011, 8:09 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Peteusa

Re: Dangerous Denture Adhesives - Zinc?

I cant get to see a doctor for over a week, so I'll have to wait on tenterhooks until then.

Anybody else have any viewpoints about the validity of these 'zinc overdose' claims, and the damage the...
Jun 7th 2011, 3:18 am
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Peteusa

Re: Dangerous Denture Adhesives - Zinc?

Thanks for that Duncan, I think the best thing I should do ASAP is to go to my doctor and get the recommended tests done. Judging by the amount of Polygrip and Fixodent I've used over the past 10...
Jun 7th 2011, 2:05 am
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By Peteusa

Dangerous Denture Adhesives - Zinc?

I just learned about the possibility of zinc in denture adhesives like Polydent or Fixodent causing serious damage to the human body when used over a long period. There are claims that the zinc in...
Forum: USA
May 28th 2011, 5:42 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By Peteusa

Re: Finding work once here?

I can only speak for Arizona, when I say - dont let him give up a good secure job in the UK until he can sort out employment here. Unemployment is at an all time high, and I understand its not so...
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