The Newest Frontier in Debt Collecting

The dead:

Dozens of specially trained agents work on the third floor of DCM Services here, calling up the dear departed’s next of kin and kindly asking if they want to settle the balance on a credit card or bank loan, or perhaps make that final utility bill or cellphone payment.

The people on the other end of the line often have no legal obligation to assume the debt of a spouse, sibling or parent. But they take responsibility for it anyway.

 File this under WTF… How can anyone with a conscience work at job that tries to collect debts from a dead person’s family members? It’s just wrong minded.

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About Pamela Leavey

Pamela Leavey is the Editor in Chief, Owner/Publisher of The Democratic Daily as well as a freelance writer and photographer. Pamela holds a certificate in Contemporary Communications from UMass Lowell, a Journalism Certificate from UMass Amherst and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Digital Age Communications from UMass Amherst UWW.
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2 Responses to The Newest Frontier in Debt Collecting

  1. SBO says:

    I know its difficult to understand in this new age of socialism, but some people actually have integrity and pay debt, whether legally obligated or not. If they don’t pay the debt, we all pay the debt.

    Being a debt collector is a job. While debt collection isn’t a field I would choose to pursue, it is a job. In this day and age, I commend those who make every attempt to work. So you feel that these folks must be devoid of conscience to take such a job? I guess the Democrat party isn’t the party of inclusion after all…

  2. George Stockman says:

    This has been going on a long time. When my father died in January 1970 the New York Telephone company turned over his final bill to the Buffalo Collection Agency. They tracked me down to my job at a foundry in Birmingham, Alabama and called my three times to get me to pay. The finally quit calling when I told them I didn’t know that a son was obligated to pay his deceased father’s debts.