One in a vaguely similar vein, any way here is the tale.
The firm my late wife worked for has an employee's share scheme- shares are added annually and a 'small divi' is paid out -
When dealing with her affairs I contacted the firm the dealt with shares and dividend work for her former employers - Sending death certificate and redirecting funds to executor account after closing her personal bank account etc.
This firm seemed to be in two halves one side accepted my communication, but the side dealing with payments continued sending out to the now closed account and then when the credit bounced sent the payment as a personal cheque in her name- that I of could not pay in.
It took half a year before the penny dropped and everything started going as it should.
Then it all stopped.
A week or so ago I received a cheque made out to my late wife from another firm[Her late employer had given the work to another sharedealing firm]
So I returned it, with a copy of theall previous corresponance with the previous firm and instructed them to do as previously.
Here comes the rub.
I received a letter from the new firm thanking my and sorry to learn of the ladies demise[As if it had just happened -and Would please complete the enclosed form and ---- and ---wait for it
enclose a registration fee of £32.
To repeat work already carried out by their predecessor- for no fee at all?
I got straight onto HR at the former employer and in due time got the fee waived as 'A Good Will gesture'
That says to me that every instance of an executor of a deceased employee could be in for this - I nice little earner- if they can get away with it.