We reserve the right to intrude

Even at your expense, if need be.

Out of my email this morning:

The following provision is being added to your PayPal Buyer Credit account agreement:

You agree that GE Money Bank and any other owner or servicer of your account may contact you about your account using any contact information or cell phone numbers you provide (whether previously provided or provided in the future).

You expressly agree to the use of any automatic telephone dialing system and/or artificial or prerecorded voice when contacting you, even if you are charged for the call under your phone plan.

The above provision will become part of your account agreement if you consent to the provision by (i) using your account more than 15 days after this notice is delivered to you or (ii) keeping your account open after March 15, 2009. If you do either of these things, we will conclude that you have consented to being contacted on your cell phone in this way. If you do not want to be contacted on your cell phone in this way, you may call us at 866-630-2763 at any time.

Conversely, you, GE Money Bank or any other owner or servicer of my account, agree that you are a bunch of meddlesome fools with delusions of grandeur, that there aren’t enough pegs in the world to mark how far you and your ilk need to be taken down, and that if you think I’m giving you my cell phone number for any reason, now or ever, you’ve obviously failed to take your meds for the last 72 hours and the voices have started speaking again, haven’t they? Haven’t they?





5 comments

  1. Mark Alger »

    6 March 2009 · 4:32 pm

    Yeah. And I reserve the right to hang up on them immediately upon their identification of themselves as calling from PayPal or GE Money Bank.

    I mean, fair’s fair, right?

    M

  2. McGehee »

    6 March 2009 · 5:07 pm

    I reserve the right not to answer any and all calls on any phone that any bank or other entity may choose to call in an attempt to reach me. Any call important enough for me to bother with, will result in a message if I don’t answer it. If it’s from somebody who’s been ordered not to leave a message, at least they’re getting paid for the time they’re required to waste.

  3. simon »

    8 March 2009 · 4:02 am

    Yup, got the same thing yesterday.

    This morning I added their actual email address to the “send to” (creditservices@email.gemoney.com) and hit “reply” with this (I left their original email intact):

    I DO NOT agree that GE Money Bank and any other owner or servicer of my account may contact me about your account using any cell phone numbers I may have. I expressly disagree to the use of any automatic telephone dialing system and/or artificial or prerecorded voice when contacting me, and I DO NOT authorize GE Money Bank or any other owner or servicer of my account to charge me for any such calls in any way, including under any phone plan I may have.

    GE Money Bank and any other owner or servicer of my account hereby agrees that my using the account, or keeping the account open, does not require me to consent to the receipt of any phone calls whatsoever in connection with my account or otherwise, and further expressly agrees NEVER to contact me by telephone UNLESS my account is in payment default.

    If GE Money Bank and any other owner or servicer of my account REQUIRES my consent to be contacted by telephone for any reason, other than payment default, as a condition for me to keep my account open and/or use my account, that requirement must be made specifically made known to me by replying to this email.

    Should GE Money Bank or any other owner or servicer of my account not reply to this email before March 15, 2008, I will conclude that GE Money Bank and any other owner or servicer of my account agrees never to contact me by telephone for any other reason other than payment default.

    This email was sent by the customer of Paypal Buyer Credit whose email address is (my_email_address).

    I figure, if they can make a change to the agreement, so can I, and if they don’t answer my email, they better not call me unless I’m late on my payments.
    Email is considered legal notice.

    Like hell if they’re going to call my cellphone and make ME pay for it!

  4. unimpressed »

    9 March 2009 · 8:44 am

    Well said, Simon! May I use that?

  5. judycockrell »

    20 April 2009 · 12:45 pm

    I was unable to access my account…my pass was not accepted and i have never changed it. In fact, i paid my bill and the pass was accepted just last week!

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