Digital Swindler

pohtiongho By pohtiongho, 12th Nov 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Verbal agreements are legal in many countries. You may accept them at your own risk. It's always better to have a piece of paper in your hand.

Digital Swindler

If you’re one of those greenhorns
out there
Please read on,
Never, never agree to a verbal agreement
The following
is a true story of one student
He went overseas for studies.
His local credit card expired
while he was overseas
He called the bank officer
to have the card cancelled
This greedy officer promised
to keep the card active for another
year without charging the annual fee
That student believed him/her
One month later one letter arrived
at his local address
asking him to pay the annual fee
Two letters followed,
one every month
Late charges and 2% interest
were added every month
This bank wanted to know
the name of the officer
who promised to have the annual fee waived,
the time that student called from overseas, and
the date
This request was most unprofessional
Can you remember the color of the shirt
your teacher wore four days ago?
The poor guy could not furnish the info
The next thing the bank would do
is the ask their lawyer to write to this student
(They did that before)
The lawyer fee would be included
in the student’s account
Next step would be to sue that guy
All parents and friends
Please guide your dear ones
Don’t let them fall into these traps.
The truth was
that student did not use the card
during the past many months
Was he broke?
There are many other true incidents
this is only one of them


Copyright © 2005 by Poh Tiong Ho


Bank, Fee, Greenhorns, Verbal Agreement

Meet the author

author avatar pohtiongho
I have been writing short stories, poems and articles during the past 20 years.
My other talents:
Pipeline fabrications and training of 6 G welders
Oil and gas, Maintenance Services

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