PayPal sends widower threatening letter saying wife ‘breached contract’ by dying — The Dead Must Have PayPal Accounts With Money

Even The Dead Must Make Money

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One of the world’s leading online payment portal, PayPal has highlighted in a most chilling manner why dead people should have PayPal accounts with money still in them instead of the other way around.

The US financial giants, PayPal, recently sent a grieving husband a threatening letter demanding for money and claiming that his wife ‘breached contract’ by dying while still owing them money.

 

PayPal sends widower threatening letter saying wife ‘breached contract’ by dying — Why The Dead Must Have PayPal Accounts With Money

A grieving British man named Howard Durdle recently received the letter addressed to his late wife, Lindsay, after her death from cancer aged just 37.

According to the letter from PayPal which was made available to the British media, she was, ‘in breach of condition 15.4(c) of your agreement with PayPal Credit as we have received notice that you are deceased’.

The threatening letter was sent after the poor women had the nerve to die of cancer without clearing her debts with the firm. Apparently such is a major crim in the books of PayPal.

The letter bluntly demanded repayment of the balance before 20 July this year, and said, ‘This breach is not capable of remedy.’

Technically, this means that all persons doing business with the firm must have PayPal accounts with money in them before they die. The company can owe you when you die but you can never owe them and die.

Mr. Durdle said: ‘I’m a member of the charity Widowed and Young, and I’ve seen first-hand in there how a letter like this or something like it can completely derail somebody.

‘If I’m going to make any fuss about this at all, it’s to make sure that PayPal – or any other organization that might do this kind of insensitive thing – recognize the damage they can cause the recently bereaved.’

PayPal had duly been sent copies of the woman’s death certificate and her will, and her husband, Mr. Durdle’s contact details – but they sent the letter anyway.

PayPal said she breached the contract by dying

 

A spokesman from the PR department of PayPal told British media how all of it was a huge mistake:

He said. ‘We apologize unreservedly to Mr. Durdle for the understandable distress this letter has caused.

‘As soon as we became aware of this mistake, we contacted Mr. Durdle directly to offer our support, cleared the outstanding debt and closed down his wife’s account as he requested. ‘We are urgently reviewing our internal processes to ensure this does not happen again.’

PayPal sends widower threatening letter saying wife ‘breached contract’ by dying — Why The Dead Must Have PayPal Accounts With Money

Of course, we’ve all heard stories of banks robbing dead people and bankrupt people of their last penny but this one is a new way of doing things. They put it right there in their terms of agreement and, yeah, none of us really reads the page through.

Business is business…all must make money online

PayPal sends widower threatening letter saying wife ‘breached contract’ by dying — PayPal Accounts With Money
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