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Debt After Death

The Outrageous Letter I Received 30 Days After My Husband Died

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 10.21.2012 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

The letter stated that I was "obviously responsible" for "taking care of your husband's obligations" and that if they did not receive payment in full within 30 days, they would take further action. Did I mention that almost all of the officers of said financial institution were guests at our wedding? And his funeral?

Arthur Delaney

Debt Horror Story: Parents Hounded For Their Late Son's Payments | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This story was reported with help from our readers. Have you been asked by a collection agency to pay debt for a deceased friend of relative? If so, ...

Arthur Delaney

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There's a new frontier in the debt-collection industry: the dead. The New York Times reported yesterday that improved database technology has made it ...