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Can anyone please give me some advice on the following problem....

 

My daughter has been doing temp contracts for the past year and the last one ended at the begining of July, the company she worked for (for 6 weeks) was in the process of being transferred to South Africa and the building is now empty.

 

Anyway to the problem, last month she was paid a full months salary which neither of us are sure she should have been paid and again today they have paid her a months salary and even deducted an amount for a pension! We know she cant keep the money if she isnt entitled to it but we have no idea who or where to contact to sort it out!

 

For now I have advised her to open a basic savings account and transfer the money to it and must not spend it! So if they dont ask for it back what do we do? And for how long after she receives the money can they ask for it?

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I am inclined to say don't spend it but keep it safe in a savings account for whilst you know it shouldn't have been paid, you are unable to contact the company to make further enquiries.

 

IF they want it back you will then still have it, but if not...

 

Chances are that there will be a letter at some point, so at least you will be earning some small amount of interest for as long as that takes.

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I'm with sidewinder, tuck it away for now

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