I found savings bonds that my 87-year-old mother had purchased in 1992. Checked on Treasury Direct and they were valid and got the value. Took my mother to redeemed them at the bank. After the bank had validated them they were redeemed by her. She passed nine months later. Here estate is closed and a couple of months later the Treasury says that the bonds that were redeemed had been declared lost and the replacements had been redeemed. They are coming after me personally as the executor of the estate, for the value of the redemption. I check again this month 1 year after redeeming the original bonds and those numbers are still showing as active bonds and the system provided a value. I realize that they are the Federal government but can they really do this?