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post #16 of 22
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I believe his wife is Colombian since the mom is Colombian

It's wasn't meant as a question. I was just registering my surprise because I'm admittedly confused as to why I assumed she was israeli.
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post
This is a very good reason to live in Colombia I hope your twins get a chance some time to visit Grandma in Colombia. It,s a very beautiful country. I don,t keep up with Colombia like Mexico, Z. Would you feel 100% safe taking your family there for a visit?
Colombia is way safer than mexico these days, but as always, there are areas you just shouldn't go. I think i'm gonna head down after xmas myself. I have a bunch of lieu days piled up and I need to use them within a certain time and I want to do something where i can just chill out that won't cost me too much money. Was considering brazil too but i don't speak any portuguese so colombia might be more fun travelling solo.
post #18 of 22
basically , countries and banks all have anti laundering legislations in place. Your MIL's account probably triggered a red flag due to the size and frequency of transactions. Some monkey on a keyboard had a look, adn escalated it. Then bank finds it materially suspicious and wants to close down your MIL's account, as they are entitiled to. TOo bad, find a new bank.
post #19 of 22
And if she was "buying vehicles" or anything over 10K, it raises suspicion!
FYI...that "she is Columbian cause her mother is columbian" was a funny comment!
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by ginlimetonic View Post
basically , countries and banks all have anti laundering legislations in place. Your MIL's account probably triggered a red flag due to the size and frequency of transactions. Some monkey on a keyboard had a look, adn escalated it. Then bank finds it materially suspicious and wants to close down your MIL's account, as they are entitiled to. TOo bad, find a new bank.


Sounds about right. Seems to be the bank's effort to comply with "Know Your Client" rules against money laundering.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post
This is a very good reason to live in Colombia

I hope your twins get a chance some time to visit Grandma in Colombia.

It,s a very beautiful country. I don,t keep up with Colombia like Mexico, Z. Would you feel 100% safe taking your family there for a visit?

we've gone several times, and will go again next summer. I find it perfectly safe for gringos, the people in danger are the afluent local people.

more of the trouble is that I don't want to take all our vacations there. but it is a beutiful place
post #22 of 22
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Sounds about right. Seems to be the bank's effort to comply with "Know Your Client" rules against money laundering.

makes sense. I jsut don't want to get dragged into anything - I don't want to have to prove to anybody that we are clean, the cost of proving it would probrably be high.


GQ - my wife is part of the jewish colomian community, and she moved to israel when she went to college.
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