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What a nice New Year's Greeting!

I come home tonight to find a letter from a local collection agency claiming I owe two different debts ($8,227 and $8,216) to a medical center in Tennessee that's a couple counties over from where I live that I have not only never utilized but which I had never even heard of until receiving this letter!

That aside, I haven’t had enough medical treatment in the last 25 years that would, taken together, total to the over $16,000 they claim I owe!

I’m also betting, based on the medical center's account numbers that these alleged debts are from 1993 and 1994 which if true, would be quite a trick since I didn’t move to Tennessee until late 1996.

I can’t wait to see how this goes…happy new year!!!

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What a nice New Year's Greeting!

I come home tonight to find a letter from a local collection agency claiming I owe two different debts ($8,227 and $8,216) to a medical center in Tennessee that's a couple counties over from where I live that I have not only never utilized but which I had never even heard of until receiving this letter!

That aside, I haven’t had enough medical treatment in the last 25 years that would, taken together, total to the over $16,000 they claim I owe!

I’m also betting, based on the medical center's account numbers that these alleged debts are from 1993 and 1994 which if true, would be quite a trick since I didn’t move to Tennessee until late 1996.

I can’t wait to see how this goes…happy new year!!!

I kinda feel sorry for them....nah...not really...they deserve anything you dish out to 'em........:spank:

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Robert,

I'd simply tell them that you have and want no credit, and would have paid cash for these expenses. (You can list this site and myself personally as references). With six months emergency fund you have saved, this will be nothing much to sweat.

Now, if you'd used a credit card for these alleged expenses and others where you were living at the time, those could help with the alibi.

Hope it works out, and just kidding.;)

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Robert,

I'd simply tell them that you have and want no credit, and would have paid cash for these expenses. (You can list this site and myself personally as references). With six months emergency fund you have saved, this will be nothing much to sweat.

Now, if you'd used a credit card for these alleged expenses and others where you were living at the time, those could help with the alibi.

Hope it works out, and just kidding.;)

it's rather difficult to use cash, credit, insurance or anythng else to cover medical expenses provided by a Tennessee hospital two years before I moved to Tennesseee. :)

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This is a copy of the letter I've drafted...sending it out tomorrow.

J.O. Lillard, President

Williamson County Adjustment Bureau

XXX

X, Tennessee XXXXX

Re: Your letter Dated 12/31/2007 (copy enclosed)

Mr. or Ms Lillard;

I am in receipt of your correspondence alleging that I owe debts to Williamson Medical Center in the amounts of $8,227.20 and $8,216.08 - I hereby notify you that I dispute these alleged debts in their entirety and demand proof that I owe these alleged debts.

My reasons for this dispute are simple - I have never heard of Williamson Medical Center until receiving your letter nor have I ever done business with or had any interactions of any kind with any such place or organization called Williamson Medical Center or anyone associated with same. Therefore, I find your claim ridiculous on its face.

Understand that I do not seek a simple statement which does nothing but further claim that I owe these alleged debts but rather, I am demanding proof of these claims including but not limited to copies of documents and/or contracts bearing my signature and a precise accounting of these alleged debts including all debits, credits and adjustments of any kind from the date of inception until the present that tally to these amounts you claim I owe.

Since my research indicates that Williamson Medical Center is a medical facility/hospital, I further demand proof of admittance, dates of admittance, dates of treatment, and a detailed description of treatments and charges and I further demand you provide copies of all information/documents (such as driver’s license, medical insurance card, SSN card, etc.) that was used in your flawed determination that I owe these alleged debts.

On a more personal note, I do not appreciate being addressed by my first name by a stranger. I also do not appreciate the wording of a letter which gives the impression that we’ve ever communicated before and/or that I’ve ignored your letters or am avoiding this issue when in fact, this is the first letter I’ve ever received from your company of any other entity regarding these alleged debts. Finally, I do not appreciate veiled threats of lawsuits and being served summonses at my place of employment in an obvious effort to intimidate me.

I expect you to deal with me in a professional and businesslike manner, with proper respect, and as required by Federal and Tennessee State law. Should you choose to do otherwise, be advised that I will seek whatever legal and regulatory remedies are available to me to protect and enforce my rights in this matter.

I request that you do not call me at my place of employment as it is against my employer’s policy for employees to take personal phone calls at work and doing so would place my job in jeopardy. Further, it is my policy to not deal with financial issues over the phone; as such, any calls to my home telephone number will be ignored and I request that all communication with me be done in writing.

I expect the above requested information to be provided to me within 30 days of the date you receive this letter or I will assume that your claim is without merit.

Regards,

XX XX

I'm betting that these turkeys are just on a fishing expidition and don't even have my full name or any other legitimate identifyng information.

They use my first and last name only in their letter and I always use my full name (first, middle and last) on everything...I also doubt that they know my home number since they haven't tried to call me there - if this were in anyway legitimate they woudl have that number in their records as I've had the same phone number since moving to Tennessee and would have provided it to any medical provider I had actually used.

They are not going to like dealing with me.

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Okay; I couldn’t resist…I called the medical center to try and ferret out what this is all about.

The two account numbers furnished to me in the CA’s letter correspond to two different hospital stays which are almost concurrent (12/27/06-1/1/07 and 12/28/06-1/2/07); the first one being for a “Rebecca” SAMELASTNAME as mine and the second for a Robert Wilson SAMELASTNAME the THIRD.

To say that this is pure BS doesn’t begin to identify just how truly ridiculous their claim is.

My name is not “Rebecca” nor “Robert Wilson” nor am I a third, second, third or any other suffix nor is there anyone in my family (extended or otherwise) with those names. In fact, I have no relatives in Tennessee nor was I even in the state over those dates as I am always out of state with my mother/siblings over Christmas each year.

While I wasn’t mad at the women helping me on the phone I ended the conversation saying that I hoped that they did a better job with their patient care than they do in picking a collection agency to represent their interests!

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Okay; I couldn’t resist…I called the medical center to try and ferret out what this is all about.

The two account numbers furnished to me in the CA’s letter correspond to two different hospital stays which are almost concurrent (12/27/06-1/1/07 and 12/28/06-1/2/07); the first one being for a “Rebecca” SAMELASTNAME as mine and the second for a Robert Wilson SAMELASTNAME the THIRD.

Hee, hee, hee. I had a funny thought.

What if...Robert Wilson SAMELASTNAME the THIRD was born on 12/28/06 to mother Rebecca, who was admitted on 12/27/06, and there were complications with the delivery, etc.

This means they're trying to collect from someone who they should know is only 1 year old.

DH

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Hee, hee, hee. I had a funny thought.

What if...Robert Wilson SAMELASTNAME the THIRD was born on 12/28/06 to mother Rebecca, who was admitted on 12/27/06, and there were complications with the delivery, etc.

This means they're trying to collect from someone who they should know is only 1 year old.

DH

Robert,

You could be the dad?? :)

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Robert,

See you can teach me a lot and a great idea for the future:

Her: You married?

Me: "I don't have a wife"

Her: You have kids?

Me: "Don't have child" either.

Her: You have a condom?

Me: Baby, I don't need a condom, I "medically can't have a child"

Afterward, while pulling up pants and heading for the door:

Me: "Even if I had a child, I don't believe it would automatically make me responsible for the debts!"

Note to self, Might want to start running at this point

Excellent, thanks Robert I will use that......:D

Seriously, you do know I'm kidding right????

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Robert,

See you can teach me a lot and a great idea for the future:

Her: You married?

Me: "I don't have a wife"

Her: You have kids?

Me: "Don't have child" either.

Her: You have a condom?

Me: Baby, I don't need a condom, I "medically can't have a child"

Afterward, while pulling up pants and heading for the door:

Me: "Even if I had a child, I don't believe it would automatically make me responsible for the debts!"

Note to self, Might want to start running at this point

Hmmm...I think you better hope that the lady in question doesn't keep her Lady Smith & Wesson on the nightstand. I know I'd be tempted, you know not to really hurt you, but maybe to wing you.

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