Friday, September 18, 2009

Floridian Stanley McLeod Harassed by Debt Collection Calls, DIES

Very interesting and sad story here about a man in Florida who was harassed by Debt Collection calls, and died.  http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2009/09/17/did-collection-calls-contribute-to-floridians-death/?icid=main|htmlws-main|dl3|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.walletpop.com%2Fblog%2F2009%2F09%2F17%2Fdid-collection-calls-contribute-to-floridians-death%2F

Here is the contents of one of the messages...Judge for yourself!  (Take into consideration that Stanley had lost his job due to suffering a massive heart attack).

"One message even commented on the expensive helicopter ride that saved Stanley's life: "Get your act together and make the payments on your mortgage. Why don't you have that helicopter pick you up and bring that payment to the office."

4 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Poor man.... I despise harrassment like that... BUT--why didn't he change phone numbers or just get rid of his phone??? Of course --he shouldn't have to do that. Those collection people are the scum of the earth. Too bad he died.. Poor guy
Hugs,
Betsy

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

Yes Betsy, isn't it horrible for that to happen. To think that happens in America...the land of opportunity.

cherie said...

i am sorry to hear this, ms. deb. we all need to make good decisions in life.

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

hey Cherie...I try to bring the news to you all. The unusual and stunning news. I was really sad to read this article, but I thought that it might spur others into action, about credit card companies harassing their customers. NOONE has to suffer like he did. It's not right. Especially the comment they made about the helicopter. That was SO CALLUS! xoxo