Deceased and Still Getting Collection Letters?
“Do you not understand she’s dead? What part of dead don’t you understand?” West said. “There’s no one to pay this bill.”
What if you were nervous to open up your mailbox because you would be reminded of your deceased child?
Personally, I can’t even imagine this scenario; however, a parent featured in a recent news story was going through this every day when Bell Canada was attempting to collect a debt owed by her deceased daughter. Sadly, Christine West of Ontario lost her daughter, Katie, to suicide in December of 2011. Katie’s cell phone with Bell Canada had an outstanding balance of approximately $215, and for three years the company attempted to collect it, even though she had passed away and Christine had provided proof Katie’s death certificate to Bell (numerous times).