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I'm sorry to hear about your trouble, and agree it sucks. I feel badly for you.

In principle, and a perfect world, the $30.00 collection fee would be waived.

I would weigh whether my having my credit history ruined over $30.00 would be worth it. Personally, I think it's a small price to pay; yes, it probably qualifies as blackmail, and it stinks. But in the grand scheme of things, it's a small amount of money now compared to what it might cost you later if they report to the credit bureaus.

And I would be veeery leery of leaving a box or book of checks at the office, even in a locked drawer or office. I wouldn't trust someone who might find them by 'accident' to resist the temptation. As you've experienced, it only takes one idiot to screw things up.

I hope this doesn't sound harsh, but consider it tuition in the school of Life.

MadamHusker 1

~ Would deck a pursesnatcher if I saw one.
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