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Date: 05 Jan 2005 03:46:44
From: NimBill
Subject: Idiots in Charge?
What do you do when an idiot is in charge?

Today I went to the governors office and a State Senators office.

What a waste of time we get in electing officials?

I got my first Social Security card under the name Bill Harold Rollins at the
age of 10 or so and things are fine with the Social Security Adminstation but
when I needed to renew my driving license in New Mexico they refused because
they had me recorded since 1962 as William Harold Rollins and do not recognize
me as Bill.

To get the State MVD or the Federal SSA to change my name I need a Birth
Certificte which would not be a problem had I been born in New Mexico but since
I was born in Kansas it is not something I have in my pocket.












 
Date: 07 Jan 2005 11:29:11
From: Jack B
Subject: Re: Idiots in Charge?
I'm have a similar problem except it is with one of the major credit card
groups and national department store. It seems a charge was made to an old
account I have but not used for a long time. The claimed purchase was made
either online or over the phone .. no one can tell me at this time. And it
is claimed they have been billing me for the charges for the past year
without any response from me. I have never received a thing from them!

What gets really interesting is the matter has been turned over to a
collection agency. Just after Thanksgiving I got a collection notice from
the agency. This was the first time I was aware of anything going on with
that old account.To show you how screwed up corporate adminis are, when I
contacted both the credit department and the order depts they both have no
records of any transaction! And they were concerned why I have not used it
more often! When I raised this with the credit agency they tell me it is my
responsibility to prove I did not make any purchases to the account. Since I
have nothing to show either way I'm screwed! On top of all that they are now
threating my credit report!

So, I contacted my local congressional representative and they have sent a
letter to the agency pending a new review by both the department store and
its departments and the collection agency. I don't know if it will do any
good but I a exhausted!

My wife and I just got through this past year with identity theift. What a
process. We had at one time over $5000 in checks, internet transactions and
phone charges we never made! We have recoved 99% of the money but we still
get threats from the check processing companies that we could be held
accountable from some of the phony checks until it can be cleared. Again,
they try to lay the responsibility on us. I used our congressman for that
one to. It really help. And we were told that we could be dealing with this
for the next several years.

I think the "idiots" are all around and lurk in devious ways to screw with
our lives. You know just because your paranoid doesn't mean someone isn't
out to get you!

Jack B
"NimBill" <nimbill@aol.comtisme > wrote in message
news:20050104224644.07117.00002645@mb-m10.aol.com...
> What do you do when an idiot is in charge?
>
> Today I went to the governors office and a State Senators office.
>
> What a waste of time we get in electing officials?
>
> I got my first Social Security card under the name Bill Harold Rollins at
> the
> age of 10 or so and things are fine with the Social Security Adminstation
> but
> when I needed to renew my driving license in New Mexico they refused
> because
> they had me recorded since 1962 as William Harold Rollins and do not
> recognize
> me as Bill.
>
> To get the State MVD or the Federal SSA to change my name I need a Birth
> Certificte which would not be a problem had I been born in New Mexico but
> since
> I was born in Kansas it is not something I have in my pocket.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>




  
Date: 15 Jan 2005 10:39:32
From: Jamie
Subject: Re: Idiots in Charge?
When I raised this with the credit agency they tell me it is my
> responsibility to prove I did not make any purchases to the account.


I always ALWAYS get a reciept when I don't buy anything. They look at you
funny but I say I need to prove I didnt get anything here today. I have
file cabinet full of reciepts where I didn't buy anything.:)

Jamie




   
Date: 15 Jan 2005 08:56:27
From: Jack B
Subject: Re: Idiots in Charge?
As I was writting the post it sounded crazy and it reminded me of the
discussing I had with the credit agency. What really is disturbing is what
is to prevent any if these collection agencies or large retail corporations
from making crap up? With todays lending processes so completely controlled
by credit scores you can see how the process can be used to discriminate and
repress loan applications. One or more negative scores from a credit agency
or department store can really threaten an individuals lability to obtain a
loan.

Of course a lot of things could be resolved if we all were able to pay for
thing with cash... Will Rogers suggested the way to solve traffic problems
was by not allowing anyone to drive their cars on the roads until they were
paid for! Now there is an interesting idea!!!

Jack B
"Jamie" <marinofan1979@(nospam)charter.net > wrote in message
news:9QaGd.7086$xR.5937@fe04.lga...
> When I raised this with the credit agency they tell me it is my
>> responsibility to prove I did not make any purchases to the account.
>
>
> I always ALWAYS get a reciept when I don't buy anything. They look at you
> funny but I say I need to prove I didnt get anything here today. I have
> file cabinet full of reciepts where I didn't buy anything.:)
>
> Jamie
>




   
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Date: 07 Jan 2005 19:56:23
From: John O
Subject: Re: Idiots in Charge?
>it is my responsibility to prove I did not make any purchases to the
>account.

What do you mean, that you don't have a record of not making any purchases?
Well, why not?

<Jack, I'm making fun of the idiots >

-John O




   
Date: 07 Jan 2005 15:42:05
From: mhood
Subject: Re: Idiots in Charge?
John O wrote:

>>it is my responsibility to prove I did not make any purchases to the
>>account.
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>>
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>What do you mean, that you don't have a record of not making any purchases?
>Well, why not?
>
><Jack, I'm making fun of the idiots>
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>-John O
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<sarcasm > I think the deadbeat should pay his debts! Credit agencies
have spent millions on their state-of-the-art databases and everyone
knows computers don't make mistakes. </sarcasm >

Hang in there and fight the good fight...you're really at war for all of
us when you think about it.

mhood


   
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Date: 05 Jan 2005 00:38:13
From: Joe Zachar
Subject: Re: Idiots in Charge?
I feel for you. I went through this with my wife. It seems that in NYS
anyway they require that you put your exact name as listed on some form
of official identification. Her birth certificate had a completely
different first name so we used her SSA card. That listed her name with
one additional letter in her first name. The DMV insisted that the
extra letter also appear on the drivers' license. They cannot seem to
find the phony people who get licenses but can harass the rest of us to
no end.

I happened to serve jury duty last year. While at the court house they
were looking for blood doners. When I saw all the people going up I
decided that must be the good detail. While I was waiting to give blood
they also had DMV there to re-new drivers' licenses. To my supprise my
had expired last January (on my birthday). Everyone was paying $48 to
renew for 8 years. But since my was expired they went back to the
renewel date in January and charged me $43 (the fee before the rates
went up). Then after renewing my license and giving blood they let us
go for the day. Never got to sit on a case. Then they sent me a check
for $40 or so for the one day I was there. Anyway good luck with your
license.

Joe Z

NimBill wrote:

>What do you do when an idiot is in charge?
>
>Today I went to the governors office and a State Senators office.
>
>What a waste of time we get in electing officials?
>
>I got my first Social Security card under the name Bill Harold Rollins at the
>age of 10 or so and things are fine with the Social Security Adminstation but
>when I needed to renew my driving license in New Mexico they refused because
>they had me recorded since 1962 as William Harold Rollins and do not recognize
>me as Bill.
>
>To get the State MVD or the Federal SSA to change my name I need a Birth
>Certificte which would not be a problem had I been born in New Mexico but since
>I was born in Kansas it is not something I have in my pocket.
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