So yesterday I went downstairs to get my mail. There was a letter from Capital One credit card. I could feel that there was a card in there. It was addressed to Margaruit R. Sullivan. She has been dead for more than five years.
I open it and sure enough there was the credit card with the strip you have to remove and the phone number to call to activate the card. So I thought I woud do a good deed.
I call Cap1 to let them know that this person is dead.
Can I have your name, birthday, and the last four numbers of your SS number?
The card is not in my name.
Do you have her birthday and SS number?
No. She has been dead for five or more years. She was the tenant before me. I got the apartment because she died.
I am calling to let you know she is dead and you need to close the account.
Is there any one who would be willing to pay the balance?
The conversation went on and on like this for 10 minutes. The girl finally told me I needed to call for a Specialist who handles dead people.
Can you connect me to one?
No. We are not allowed to transfer calls. There is a special number you have to call.
She gives me the number. Do I want to make the call and go through this again?
So I call and it starts all over again. Then all of a sudden I get a Thank You and told that the account has been closed. I am not sure I want to do any more good deeds. I put the card in the shredder.