Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Debt of the Dead

I hope when I die that people will say of me, "Boy, that guy sure owed me a lot of money!" - Jack Handey


So You’re Dead? That Won’t Stop the Debt Collector

Dozens of specially trained agents work on the third floor of DCM Services here, calling up the dear departed’s next of kin and kindly asking if they want to settle the balance on a credit card or bank loan, or perhaps make that final utility bill or cellphone payment.

The people on the other end of the line often have no legal obligation to assume the debt of a spouse, sibling or parent.


That last sentence up there is all I want to publicize on the matter.