I got a call the other day from a major real estate website. It went something like this:
“Your card was denied and you need to provide a new method of payment. Or else we will be forced to terminate your account!”
I explained that my bank had suddenly issued me a new card due to a security breach and I was trying to change all of my online accounts ASAP.
The account representative was not sympathetic. “If you don’t pay by 4:00 P.M. today your account will be terminated.
Me: “I’ll save you the time. Go ahead and close the account now. I’ll pay any balance that is due but other than that, you’ll never get another penny from me.
Them: “You don’t have to say it like that!”
Me: “Actually, I do!”
Note: The amount in question? Just a little over five dollars!