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    Credit cards...................this is supposedly a true story

    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 then added late fees and interest on the monthly charge.
    The balance had been $0.00, now is somewhere around $60.00.
    A family member placed a call to Citibank:

    *
    Family Member: "I am calling to tell you that she died in January."

    Bank: "The account was never closed and the late fees and charges still apply."

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

    Bank: "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?"

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


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

    Bank: "Excuse me?"

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

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

    Supervisor gets on the phone:

    Family Member: "I'm calling to tell you, she died in January

    Bank: "The account was never closed and the late fees
    and charges still apply."


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

    Bank: (Stammer) "Are you her lawyer?"

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

    Bank: "Could you fax us a certificate of death?"

    Family Member: "Sure." (fax number is given)

    After they get the fax:

    Bank: "Our system just isn't set-up 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. I don't think she will care."

    Bank: "Well, the late fees and charges do still apply."

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

    Bank: "That might help."

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

    Bank: "Sir, that's a cemetery!"

    Family Member: "What do you do with dead people on your planet?"
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    Todays To-do list:

    Go to mortuary
    Get embalmed
    Have funeral
    Call and cancel creditcards!
    Get buried
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    • #3



      That's a good one


      I totally could see it happening, too
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      • #4
        Originally posted by SmithOverTO



        That's a good one


        I totally could see it happening, too
        Well, we have procedures, you see, and they must be followed :doh:
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        You know, in certain older civilized cultures, when men failed as entirely as you have, they would throw themselves on their swords ~ The Operative, Serenity

        Maybe Slowick should pay attention

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        • #5
          this is classic...

          um, yea, i'll be cancelling my cards in ummm 2045, maybe? but then again, i'm not sure when i'm going to die. or maybe the credit card companies would like us all to sign a contract about our date of death when we sign up! oohh my...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Den21-Bal19
            Credit cards...................this is supposedly a true story

            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 then added late fees and interest on the monthly charge.
            The balance had been $0.00, now is somewhere around $60.00.
            A family member placed a call to Citibank:

            *
            Family Member: "I am calling to tell you that she died in January."

            Bank: "The account was never closed and the late fees and charges still apply."

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

            Bank: "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?"

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


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

            Bank: "Excuse me?"

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

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

            Supervisor gets on the phone:

            Family Member: "I'm calling to tell you, she died in January

            Bank: "The account was never closed and the late fees
            and charges still apply."


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

            Bank: (Stammer) "Are you her lawyer?"

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

            Bank: "Could you fax us a certificate of death?"

            Family Member: "Sure." (fax number is given)

            After they get the fax:

            Bank: "Our system just isn't set-up 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. I don't think she will care."

            Bank: "Well, the late fees and charges do still apply."

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

            Bank: "That might help."

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

            Bank: "Sir, that's a cemetery!"

            Family Member: "What do you do with dead people on your planet?"
            It's humorous, but likely not very real. We recently had to have many of these same types of calls when my mother passed away. Typically, companies are very helpful and simply need to have a death certificate and depending on whether or not their are assets involved, something proving that the person calling them has authority.
            The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants. --- Theodore Roosevelt

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            • #7
              http://www.snopes.com/business/bank/deadcard.asp

              Could be true, but, is most likely false.
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              • #8
                True?

                BS?


                dont know really,


                but could see it happening.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SmithOverTO



                  That's a good one


                  I totally could see it happening, too
                  My wifes grandmother passed away last year. and beleive it or not we had the same sort of responses from the bank. sad but true

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