I Am Constantly Tracking Down Money

September 26, 2008 at 3:55 AM 2 comments

I am constantly on the phone with companies and organizations that owe me money. Today I spent ten minutes on the phone with John’s Hopkins Hospital tracking down an overdue refund. A few minutes later I was on the phone with an Internet company that has yet to refund money for a damaged umbrella. Every time I turn around I am following up on a monetary issue that has fallen through the cracks of some company’s computer system.

I keep a running tab of these phone calls. I have called John’s Hopkins twenty-two times in eight months and I still have not reached a resolution about my medical bill. Over the past month I have called the company that delivered a damaged umbrella five times and I still have not received a refund.

Each time I call I am given different information from different customer service representatives. More often than not I am told that the refund is on it’s way or that the financial issue has been resolved. Yet, somehow days and weeks pass and my credit card is never credited and I never receive a check in the mail.

I am irritated beyond belief and I’m beginning to wonder if the money is worth all this time and frustration.

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  • 1. Nicole  |  September 26, 2008 at 7:11 PM

    try sending an executive email carpet bomb — read more at http://www.comsumerist.com. Its one of my favorite websites. They may have a contact for you regarding the damaged umbrella. They also have many tips and hints at getting what is rightfully yours!

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  • 2. Anonymous  |  October 8, 2008 at 7:22 PM

    For medical bill issues, I highly recommend sending something in writing. That is the only way I’ve been able to resolve issues.

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