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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-04-05 12:47 PM
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35. LOL! Twice I've been accused of not being the person I really was...
A couple of times a CC company has called my wife about a payment past due. I've learned to be aloof now, asking for them to ID themselves BEFORE I offer any information (in the past I would say "No, she's not here. Who shall I say is calling?" but they would just hang up). However, twice I've been accused of not being who I really am, possibly because of this aloofness. Now this is a CC company that can speak to the spouse as well as the card holder. The conversations have gone on as such:

phone rings

ME: "Hello?"
THEM: "Is Mrs. KansDem there?"
ME: "Who shall I say is calling?"
THEM: "I want to speak to Mrs. KansDem..."
ME: "Who is this?"
THEM: "It's a business matter..."
ME: "Who do you represent?" or "What company is this?"
THEM: "I need to talk with Mrs. KansDem about a business matter."
ME: "Who shall I say is calling?"
THEM: "Are you her husband""
ME: "Uh...yeah...yeah...I'm 'her husband'" (I like to stretch this out so as to make it sound like I'm contemplating the reaction to claiming I'm her husband, like I'm making a calcuated move).
THEM: "No you're not..."
ME: "But I am. I'm really her husband."
THEM: "I don't believe you."
ME: "Honest. I'm Mrs. KansDem's husband!"
THEM: "I still don't believe you..."

they then hang up.

It's a riot to try to convince one of this yahoos that I'm really the person I am!
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  -Gotta love those lyin' collection agencies Kelvin Mace  Aug-03-05 02:54 PM   #0 
  - Just wait til October when people cant file for bankruptcy anymore  Mari333   Aug-03-05 02:56 PM   #1 
  - can people still file for bankruptcy?  Raster   Aug-03-05 02:59 PM   #2 
     - they can still file, but the days of a clean, wiped slate will be over  wicket   Aug-03-05 03:01 PM   #3 
        - Plus it will cost more and you will  Kelvin Mace   Aug-03-05 05:48 PM   #22 
  - when you answer the phone...  ironman202   Aug-03-05 03:02 PM   #4 
  - never talk to them!  blueknight   Aug-03-05 03:07 PM   #7 
     - You can also insit on doing business only with the entity you owe.  blondeatlast   Aug-03-05 05:52 PM   #24 
        - Absolutely  ohio_liberal   Aug-03-05 05:59 PM   #26 
           - I'm always surprised that more people aren't aware of this.  blondeatlast   Aug-03-05 06:49 PM   #28 
  - I missed a payment on a Bank of America credit card  meegbear   Aug-03-05 03:04 PM   #5 
  - I've been called at work as well  ceile   Aug-03-05 03:10 PM   #8 
  - That's bull!  meegbear   Aug-03-05 03:19 PM   #11 
     - They've even called my family  ceile   Aug-03-05 03:22 PM   #14 
        - Shit, that's nothing  ohio_liberal   Aug-03-05 05:56 PM   #25 
  - Bank of America is the worst ever!  lvx35   Aug-03-05 03:20 PM   #12 
  - makes me even happier I shred their applications...  bleedingheart   Aug-03-05 03:34 PM   #19 
  - I've never had a problem with them.  Kraklen   Aug-03-05 06:51 PM   #29 
  - I wonder what's up with this practice?  KansDem   Aug-03-05 03:26 PM   #16 
     - The next time they *check the info*  Carni   Aug-03-05 07:03 PM   #30 
        - LOL! Good idea! (eom)  KansDem   Aug-04-05 12:26 PM   #32 
           - It works great for telemarketers too lol  Carni   Aug-04-05 12:39 PM   #33 
              - LOL! Twice I've been accused of not being the person I really was...  KansDem   Aug-04-05 12:47 PM   #35 
                 - That's good...sounds highly entertaining!  Carni   Aug-05-05 03:33 PM   #38 
  - I know where those calls are going  wryter2000   Aug-03-05 03:06 PM   #6 
  - I have a common name, so I get calls on debts I never created...  Junkdrawer   Aug-03-05 03:11 PM   #9 
  - Now isn't that a job  Kelvin Mace   Aug-03-05 05:50 PM   #23 
  - Actually, looking in the phone book is a tried and true technique  Gormy Cuss   Aug-04-05 12:47 PM   #36 
  - Years ago when we had recently moved  proud2Blib   Aug-03-05 03:16 PM   #10 
  - know your rights!  centristo   Aug-03-05 03:21 PM   #13 
  - I got hounded once at work many many years ago.  Spike from MN   Aug-03-05 03:25 PM   #15 
  - I will NEVER forget and am still pissed over the time  TNOE   Aug-03-05 03:27 PM   #17 
  - I dealt with one once and found out their lies first hand  HEyHEY   Aug-03-05 03:31 PM   #18 
  - A number of years ago  SeattleGirl   Aug-03-05 03:44 PM   #20 
  - Apparently they read, "how to be a loan shark", by john gotti.  Javaman   Aug-03-05 03:56 PM   #21 
  - Actually,  Kelvin Mace   Aug-03-05 06:02 PM   #27 
  - Just before blockbuster did away with late fees  Lannes   Aug-03-05 07:10 PM   #31 
  - LOL!  Bethany Rockafella   Aug-04-05 01:01 PM   #37 
  - Self deleted  KansDem   Aug-04-05 12:42 PM   #34 

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