Posted January 3, 2011 at 8:00 am, in From the News
By Don McNay
Award winning financial columnist and structured settlement guru
The Wall Street Journal posted a story about Portfolio Recovery Associates, one of the nation’s largest debt collectors, using the signature of a woman named Martha Kunkle, who died in 1995.
Although she died in 1995, Kunkle’s signature has apparently shown up on thousands of affidavits submitted since her death by Portfolio.
You can read the entire article here.
I can do Portfolio Recovery Associates one better. As noted in a column that I wrote shortly after my mother’s death, MBNA claimed to have spoken to my dead mother about a credit card, even though she had died months earlier.
I’m not sure what connection that bill collectors have with the unliving, but it is obviously a strong one.
Here is the story about my mother:
MBNA Claims to Have Talked to my Dead Mother
“I’ll be coming home, wait for me” ~ Righteous Brothers, Unchained Melody , (theme from the movie, Ghost)
My mother allegedly died on April 2nd, 2006. I say allegedly because a collector representing MBNA said he talked to her on June 21, 2006.
Until I saw a letter from Dale Lamb, I felt pretty certain my mother was dead. (more…)