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    I've had a mortgage company that had (3) outstanding invoices with me and after numerous calls to attempt to collect my monies I finally took it upon myself to get their attention. (1) invoice was 6 months old.

    7 am. I stood out front of their office building with a sign stating ******** Mortgage Company does not pay their bills, Why pay yours?

    The police came out and told me I was on private property and would have to leave. I asked them if I could stand in the median like the homeless are allowed to do so.

    They said sure and even chuckled about it.

    I got the thumbs up from quite a few folks driving by. One guy hollored to give them hell. Around 8:30, an employee from the mortgage company asked me to come inside and they'd cut my check. They did, and I gave them the sign.

    rick

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    Rick, you're my hero. Awesome!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    They did, and I gave them the sign.

    Way to go!

    I'm guessing that was a very expensive sign they had you make and hand deliver to them.

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    Ha! .......

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    Actually Jerry it was one of those "Garage Sale" signs I had saved from the past.

    I sprayed white paint over the red lettering, let it dried and then posted my message with a large black marker pen.

    My morning appt. called last night to reshedule till next week, so I thought I have time to go after these folks and I did.

    I'll probably never get a call from them again, but I don't care to do business with them anyway.

    rick


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    Totally awesome. I wish I could have seen it.

    A million years ago I was selling beverages and wine, and this sandwich shop just would not pay a $150 bill, My boss went into the shop and raised hell in front of all of the customers. They cut a check pretty fast. Embarrassment is pretty motivating.

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    You are one heck of a character Rick. Definitely brought a smile to my face.


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    Wish you had a video of it, Rick


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    That's great, way to stick it to them. That should have made local news. I am sitting here laughing my ass off.


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    Way to go!
    That worked much better than adding overdue fees and interest on a daily basis. I don't usually get any attention until the bill is 4 or 5 times the original amount, which could take a whole week.

    Well Done!


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    until the bill is 4 or 5 times the original amount, which could take a whole week.

    Ummmm ... those are some SERIOUS late charges there.

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    Good for you. showed some moxie.


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    Absolutely brutal! Great job! I would have loved to see it on the national news. It's a good thing you didn't get a jerk of a COP while you were out there. I could imagine the headline "Home inspector tazed while trying to collect bill from mortgage company."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurst View Post
    I've had a mortgage company that had (3) outstanding invoices with me and after numerous calls to attempt to collect my monies I finally took it upon myself to get their attention. (1) invoice was 6 months old.

    7 am. I stood out front of their office building with a sign stating ******** Mortgage Company does not pay their bills, Why pay yours?

    The police came out and told me I was on private property and would have to leave. I asked them if I could stand in the median like the homeless are allowed to do so.

    They said sure and even chuckled about it.

    I got the thumbs up from quite a few folks driving by. One guy hollored to give them hell. Around 8:30, an employee from the mortgage company asked me to come inside and they'd cut my check. They did, and I gave them the sign.

    rick
    Rick: After my own heart.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    (underlining and bold are mine)

    Ummmm ... those are some SERIOUS late charges there.
    Why yes, yes indeed they are.
    I learned billing practices from the State Insurance Fund here in New York State, which is currently the only place for certain low volume, (<$1,000,000) high risk contractors to obtain liability insurance in NYS. They're as tough as the mob to quit. They just keep billing you, two three bills a week, each one higher than the last. Got my attention when they wanted $8,600 premiums on a $10,000 payroll year.


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