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Sunday, January 21, 2007

The Unlisted Are Unlucky

Luis Carlos de Noronha Cabral da Camara was the illegitimate son of an aristocratic woman, and had no children and few friends.

So when it came to writing out his will almost 20 years ago, he asked a Portuguese notary for a copy of the Lisbon phone book and plucked out names at random.

Now, with the unhappy man having drunk himself into the grave, his randomly chosen heirs are receiving lawyers' letters telling them they can claim a share of his fortune. [Link]

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