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Ha! who are they kidding? there's at least three atoms in there!
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It was probably a n00b in the collections department. They probably didn't know how to properly handle a case where the user has died so decided to wing it. There is probably a termination screen on their system where they can select from a drop-down that has things like "are bankrupt", "have cancelled", "have been jailed", "are a Republican" and so on. Not finding the option they wanted they selected "Other" and typed in "are deceased" not releasing it would then send out such an automated letter.
there is an outstanding debt, and someone may inherit it.
Debts are not inherited in Western countries. Any outstanding debts are paid from the deceased's estate, and the beneficiaries get the remainder, if any.
If Paypal wished to claim the money owed, they should have asked the widower who the estate manager was, so they could submit a claim against the estate. In no way was that threatening letter justified.
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