Bank of America Harasses Widow During Husband’s Wake Making Repeated Dunning Calls to a Speaker Phone Set Up for Condolences

HONOLULU (CN) – A widow says Bank of America cruelly harassed her during her husband’s wake, making repeated dunning calls to a speaker phone set up for condolences, though the bank knew her husband had just died, and that it would get its money as soon as she received her life insurance check.

Deborah Crabtree sued Bank of America Home Loans Servicing, Bank of America, and Countrywide Home Loans on 16 counts, including unconscionability, bad faith, outrage, misrepresentation, unjust enrichment and violations of state laws.

She says the bank called her “incessantly every day” after her husband died. During the wake at their home, she says, she and her children had set up a speaker phone to receive condolence calls. She says the bank called “every 15 minutes during the wake,” broadcasting “throughout the house, stating, ‘This is Bank of America, and we are calling to collect with regards to a debt.'”

Crabtree says that other companies granted her requests for 30 days to get her husband’s business affairs in order, and her life insurance money – but not Bank of America.

She says the bank’s collectors called throughout the wake, “every 15 minutes, forcing plaintiff, her son, Daniel, or her daughter, Tracy, to rush to the phone to hang it up before the message was broadcast throughout the house again.”

And it didn’t stop with the wake. She says Bank of America has continued its barrage of “incessant … every 15-minute” phone calls, up to “48 phone calls daily,” as it tried to foreclose on her home.

The day after her husband died, the widow says, she “tried to explain to defendants that her husband, Robert, had died the day before, and that she needed at least 30 days [to] get her husband’s business affairs in order, and that she would pay them and get her accounts up-to-date as soon as she received his life insurance.”

She told the bank she had only “$5K on hand for food for the family, to bury her husband and prepare for the wake.”

But the bank told her that “the calls are computer generated and they won’t stop until they are paid.”

She says the bank did this even though she had “repeatedly told defendants she had the canceled checks, telephone payment confirmation numbers and/or a record of bank withdrawals to prove her payments.”

Fat chance. Crabtree says Bank of America told her that “they could legally call her up every 15 minutes, every hour from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at night, seven (7) days a week and they would continue to make such calls.”

She says she and her husband had been current on their mortgage since the inception, except for the immediate period surrounding Robert Crabtree’s death.

She says Bof A also charged her for unnecessary hurricane insurance coverage, after she provided proof of coverage with a non-party, and says it continues to threaten her with foreclosure.

Crabtree, 63, is represented by Gary Shigemura.

~

4closureFraud.org

~

Crabtree v. Bank of America Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Et Al.

[scribd id=61927156 key=key-fa0twvo9rv684d5u1jc mode=list]

Comments
16 Responses to “Bank of America Harasses Widow During Husband’s Wake Making Repeated Dunning Calls to a Speaker Phone Set Up for Condolences”
  1. lvent says:

    Check this out my fellow americans: FROM THE BOOK VATICAN ASSASSINS: THE SECRET INSTRUCTIONS OF THE JESUITS:

    RULE VII- LET THE GREATEST SUMS ALWAYS BE EXTORTED FROM WIDOWS, BY FREQUENT REMONSTRATION OF EXTREME NECCESSITY…..

    MORE PROOF OF THIS EVIL HITLER PLAN AND WHO IS BEHIND IT………..

  2. When I think of Brian Moynihan or Barabra Desoer, I think of the song by John Lennon called Piggies:
    .
    So if it walks like a piggy, talks like a piggy, by golly it’s a PIGGY!
    .

    WHERE IS MY LOAN MODIFICATION BANK OF DESTROYING AMERICA!
    .
    BofA and it’s CEO Brian Moynihan reminds me of that song by John Lennon and George Harrison titled “Piggies” I invite you to listen to this song on youtube and see if it appropriately fits.
    .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovD9rTzs2q4&feature=player_embedded
    .
    Have you seen the little piggies
    Crawling in the dirt
    And for all the little piggies
    Life is getting worse
    Always having dirt to play around in.
    .
    Have you seen the bigger piggies
    In their starched white shirts
    You will find the bigger piggies
    Stirring up the dirt
    Always have clean shirts to play around in.
    .
    In their ties with all their backing
    They don’t care what goes on around
    In their eyes there’s something lacking
    What they need’s a damn good whacking.
    .
    Everywhere there’s lots of piggies
    Living piggy lives
    You can see them out for dinner
    With their piggy wives
    Clutching forks and knives to eat their bacon.
    .

    When I filed my lawsuit against Bank of America, I thought of the many others out there in the same situation. It was then that we decided to educate the public on what these piggy banks are doing, as well as unite us all together as one voice. Please help me turn this David vs. Goliath modification process, into a Goliath vs. Goliath.
    .
    Please stand with me and Brookstone Law Firm, and send an email to Bank of Abusing America that states that we will no longer tolerate their potentially illegal, fraudulent, irregular and abusive business methods.
    .
    So please send your email directly to Bank of America and include the following:
    .
    1. Your name
    2. Your complaint concerning your experience with Bank of America.
    3. Please end your email “I support John Wright vs. BofA Lawsuit!”
    4. Please send a copy of your email to piggybankblog@earthlink.net
    5. Please send your email to BofA CEO Brian Moynihan:
    brian.t.moynihan@bankofamerica.com
    .
    I HAVE HAD ENOUGH AND I AM FIGHTING BACK!
    .
    I have created piggybankblog.com for all of those who have been abused by Bank of Destroying Americas potentially irregular, fraudulent and simply abusive home loan modification process.
    .
    Divided we might have fell America. UNITED WE MUST STAND!
    .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoOJMr7OJ0s
    .
    My name is John Wright AND I AM FIGHTING BACK!
    .
    John Wright
    piggybankblog.com

  3. Jeanette Ambrose says:

    Got rope?

  4. WakeUpAmerica! says:

    “Hutmaster” – loved the reference to the Triumph song. One of my favorites.

    I’m not surprised by this situation. Bank of America’s “Retention Department” continued to call me daily for several weeks after the sale date to ask, “What are your intentions in regards to your property at……………..”

    Gordon is correct. The bank is the servicer and therefore have violated the FDCPA.

  5. Gordon Brooks says:

    She should file an FDCPA lawsuit . B of A might try to claim immunity as being the “original creditor,” but I think it would be easy to argue that if this is a securitized loan (which seems likely), that B of A, as servicer, is operating as a debt collector.

    • Debt collectors also have rules and regulations sue them also under the FDCPA (fair debt collectors practices act

    • lvent says:

      Gordon, the securitization CANNOT OCCUR without the perfection of the collateral lien at the recorder’s office AT ORIGINATION………..They sold unsecure notes as security instruments……….THEY COMMITTED MASSIVE SECURTIES FRAUD……………..IN OUR NAMES………..THEY CAN NEVER FIX WHAT THEY DID….PLEASE DO YOUR HOMEWORK……………IF THEY NEVER SECURED THE COLLATERAL LIEN AT ORIGINATION BY PUBLICLY AND PROPERLY ASSIGNING THE MORTGAGE, THEY BROKE THE LAW……..IN THAT CASE THERE IS NO FIXING THIS FLAW EVER AND IT IS A FATAL FLAW. FOR THE PRETENDER LENDERS…… THEY THEN MUST BE FORCED TO RESCIND…….AND GIVE CLEAR TITLE BACK TO THE HOMEOWNERS…….

  6. Tim Bryant says:

    Get this to the national media outlets. BofA is vulnerable with the 20% loss in its stock yesterday. If the investors keep getting infuriated by their actions, they may call for change at the top.

  7. TheHutMaster says:

    Phaque BOA. You are SCUM and will go to Hell once your sorry ass FAILS.

    I would find the grease ball that called and beat the pond scum out of them.

    DIE BOA, DIE!

    “Fight The Good Fight”
    Every Minute, Every Day.

  8. Javagold says:

    they will be BANKRUPT soon enough !

  9. Linda says:

    No scruples, no morals, no ethics… Greed Feed is all they know. It’s disgusting!

  10. Beth A. says:

    Get the torches, rope….

    The sad thing is: Nothing surprises me anymore.

  11. Ron Moss says:

    This really speaks for the entire banking industry.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *