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Handling creditors of deceased customer

Question: 
If a creditor inquires about a debt owed how would it be handled with the Privacy Act?
Answer: 

The bank is not in a position to discuss such matters without a court order or subpoena or some state statute that specifically permits such a discussion. A creditor may learn of the deceased individual’s assets and debts by reviewing the appropriate probate court filings – but not by contacting your institution.
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First published on 06/16/2019

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