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Voice of the People

Mar. 22, 2013 @ 11:36 PM

Even death can't stop the solicitors

My 91-year-old mother died this past November.

She had lived in her Huntington home since 1964 when my family moved from Barboursville.

She was a frequent donor to nearly all of the charities who send requests through the mail.

Those continued to come almost daily. After she died, I took over paying her bills so I had the billing address changed to my own for the utility companies only.

However, shortly after that my poor dead mother started receiving lots of mail at her "'new" address from all those same charities in addition to offers from credit card and insurance companies and more.

I later found out that Equifax sells its list of names.

The kicker occurred when she received an official letter from the Huntington Finance Department requesting money she owes for "multiple rental properties" for the years 2008-2012.

Forms were enclosed for filing.

My mother has never owned rental property in her life!

I'm well aware that Huntington needs money and think that unpaid taxes should be collected, but certainly not for non-existent property!

Between so many charities soliciting money and now Huntington, I feel sure my mother must be rolling in her grave.

It's time for her to be allowed to R.I.P!

Susan March

Barboursville

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