Humans are Just not setup to handle it

Be sure to cancel your credit cards before you die. This is just so priceless, and so easy to see
happening, customer service being what it is today.

A relative died this past January, and Citibank billed her for February and March for their annual
service charges on her credit card, and then added late fees and interest on the monthly charge. The
balance had been $0.00, now is was somewhere around $60.00.

I placed a call to Citibank: Me: "I am calling to tell you that she died in January."

Citibank: "The account was never closed so the late fees and charges still apply."

Me: "Maybe, you should turn it over to collections."

Citibank: "Since it is 2 months past due, it already has been."

Me: So, what will they do when they find out she is dead?"

Citibank: "Either report her account to the frauds division or report her to the credit bureau, maybe
both!"

Me: "Do you think God will be mad at her?"

Citibank: "Excuse me?"

Me: "Did you just get what I was telling you, the part about her being dead?"

Citibank: "Sir, you'll have to speak to my supervisor." Supervisor gets on the phone:

Me: "I'm calling to tell you, she died in January."

Citibank: "The account was never closed so the late fees and charges still apply."

Me: "You mean you want to collect from her estate?"

Citibank: (Stammer). "Are you her lawyer?"

Me: "No, I'm just a relative." (Lawyer info given)

Citibank: "Could you fax us a certificate of death?"

Me: "Sure." (Fax number is given) After they get the fax:

Citibank: "Our system just isn't set-up for death. I don't know what more I can do to help."

Me: "Well, if you figure it out, great! If not, you could just keep billing her. I don't think she minds
or cares for that matter"

Citibank: "Well, the late fees and charges do still apply."

Me: "Would you like her new billing address?"

Citibank: "That might help."

Me: " Odessa Memorial Cemetery, Hwy 129, plot number 69."

Citibank: "Sir, that's a cemetery!"

Me: "What do you do with dead people on your planet?"