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Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
One day these debt collectors are going to catch the wrong person and there's going to be a bloodbath. They're going to ruin the life of somebody on the edge with their prison garbage, and then somebody's going to light that debt collection agency up.
I'm honestly surprised it hasn't happened yet.
Originally posted by myartisstrong
I wrote a check to a local grocery store for the amount of $40.27. They finally deposited it about three weeks later, and when it hit my checking account it caused and overdraft by $7.00. Admittedly that was my own fault for not transferring more from savings, however that is what overdraft protection is for. Money is supposed to automatically be transferred from savings to checking but my credit union was changing their policy on how many transfers were allowed per month. Once I was notified of the OD, I simply opened the app on my phone for my bank and moved more than enough to cover the check, as well as the fee for the overdraft.
Originally posted by dawnstar
reply to post by Magnum007
I believe that the lady in the article from the op...
1. had a medical bill that was claimed to be unpaid.....
um......let's say you break, oh, I don't know....an ankle...and can't come up with the 20 something thousand dollars it will cost to fix it.....
are you gonna just not have your ankle set and just accept the fact that you will never be able to walk again??? never mind that you were working before you hurt the foot, your family still has income coming into the home, and part of the paychecks is being taken out to pay for the healthcare of someone else...
and 2.....she was told she didn't owe this money!!! I believe from the healthcare provider, but not really sure if that was stated, I may have assumed that.
like I said, there's still a collection agency hounding me for a electric bill that WE HAVE PAID!!!
it's kind of like banks foreclosing on homes that there is no mortgage out on!!
get their danged records in order before you go around screwing up people lives!!!
it that too much to ask???
Originally posted by RadiantFire888
That is a direct violation of the bill of rights and serves no useful purpose...hard to pay your bills when in prison and can't work