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    Jul 2001
    No longer Castro Valley, California

    Default Nasty collection letter


    Dear Sxxt

    BUFFALO, N.Y. - A collection agency tried to collect a $16.96 debt with an letter that addressed its recipient with a four-letter word for excrement. "Dear S---," began the letter attempting to collect from an old record club membership. The word was spelled out in the letter, which arrived in an envelope addressed to "S--- Face."

    "I've never seen anything quite so brazen," said attorney Kenneth Hiller.

    He said his client plans to sue Nationwide Collections Inc. of Fort Pierce, Florida, next week.

    Under U.S. law, debt collectors are not allowed to use profanity to collect a debt, Hiller said, nor are they supposed to threaten legal action over such a small amount.

    Nationwide President Phillip McGarvey said the October 2007 letter was automatically generated after his company bought about 350,000 Columbia House accounts. "S--- Face" is the name under which the account was opened and the way the coupon to start the club was filled out, he said.

    Hiller's client has signed an affidavit saying he never signed up for the music club membership under that name.

    "It looks bad to the observer who is not familiar with the industry," acknowledged McGarvey, "but anybody who understands the volume would understand how this could happen. ...You've also got people filling in famous people's names."

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    Fifth Ring of the Hot Place


    Ha ha. That gives me an idea.....
    Sharp Elite 70
    Anthem D2V 3D
    Parasound 5250
    Parasound HCA 1000 A
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    Oppo BDP 95
    Von Schweikert VR4 Jr R/L Fronts
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    Totem Mask Surrounds X4
    Hsu ULS-15 Quad Drive Subwoofers
    Sony PS3
    Squeezebox Touch

    Polk Atrium 7s on the patio just to keep my foot in the door.

  3. #3

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    Dec 2007
    'Bubba' land


    I did that with a coupon/ membership card when I was kid. I don't think it was like that though....

  4. #4

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    Dec 2002
    Location's in Egypt.


    I still get industry rags sent to work for me where my job title is "Head Lacky"
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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