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Cancel your credit cards before you die- Humorous

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  1. porky

    porky TS Member

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    Disclaimer-- This is humorous and supposed to be true. I make no claims either way, you can decide for yourself think about what to do in the event of your demise.

    CANCEL YOUR CREDIT CARDS BEFORE YOU DIE.

    Be sure and cancel your credit cards before you die! This is so priceless, and so easy to see happening, customer service being what it is today.
    A lady died this past January, and Citibank billed her for February and March for their annual service charges on her credit card, and added late fees and interest on the monthly charge. The balance had been $0.00 when she died, but now somewhere around $60.00. A family member placed a call to Citibank.

    Here is the exchange:


    Family Member: 'I am calling to tell you she died back in January.'

    Citibank: 'The account was never closed and the late fees and charges still apply.'

    Family Member: 'Maybe you should turn it over to collections.'

    Citibank: 'Since it is two months past due, it already has been.'

    Family Member: 'So, what will they do when they find out she is dead?'

    Citibank: 'Either report her account to frauds division or report her to the credit bureau, maybe both!'

    Family Member: 'Do you think God will be mad at her?'

    Citibank: 'Excuse me?'

    Family Member: 'Did you just get what I was telling you - the part about her being dead?'

    Citibank: 'Sir, you'll have to speak to my supervisor.'

    Supervisor gets on the phone:

    Family Member: 'I'm calling to tell you, she died back in January with a $0 balance.'

    Citibank: 'The account was never closed and late fees and charges still apply.'

    Family Member: 'You mean you want to collect from her estate?'

    Citibank: (Stammer) 'Are you her lawyer?'

    Family Member: 'No, I'm her great nephew.' (Lawyer info was given)

    Citibank: 'Could you fax us a certificate of death?'

    Family Member: 'Sure.' (Fax number was given)


    After they get the fax :



    Citibank: 'Our system just isn't setup for death. I don't know what more I can do to help.'

    Family Member: 'Well, if you figure it out, great! If not, you could just keep billing her. She won't care.'

    Citibank: 'Well, the late fees and charges will still apply.'
    (What is wrong with these people?!?)

    Family Member: 'Would you like her new billing address?'

    Citibank: 'That might help....'

    Family Member: ' Odessa Memorial Cemetery , Highway 129, Plot Number 69.'

    Citibank: 'Sir, that's a cemetery!'

    Family Member: 'And what do you do with dead people on your planet???'


    (Priceless!!)
    And you wondered why Citibank needed help from the Feds?
  2. jlb

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    Nearly two years after the death of my mother I received a bill from the state of Kansas that indicated that she owed approximately $60. I called the number on the bill and a pleasant voice answered. I explained that the estate had been settled and that it would not be possible to pay the amount from one of her accounts. The voice indicated that the $60 would accrue penalties and interest until paid. In desperation I asked if they were going to dig up her body to get the funds. At this point the nice lady indicated that they would consider the matter resolved.

    jlb
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