7.11.2006

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter refers to the amount requested to be paid to ______ as reflected on the payment stub contained in this envelope.

This amount cannot be exacted from anyone at this address for the following reasons:

1) The debt has been incurred by a Nathan A. Johnson. Please note that no such person resides at this address. There is a Nathan S. Johnston. Please note the differences in the spelling of the names.

2) Nathan S. Johnston is a minor. Specifically, he is 2 1/2 years old. He does not have a bank account, nor does he have access to any means of convincing creditors that he would be able to make good on any debt whatsoever.

A medical record from Nathan's place of birth has been enclosed. Further evidence of his identity, age, etc. can be provided in small claims court if necessary.

Sincerely,
Andrew Johnston

4 comments:

Matthew said...

I can only imagine how they managed to botch that one...
*chuckle*
Poor poor fools.

Sarah said...

Elena, are you sure Nathan (or your boys in general) weren't targeted for identity theft? That wouldn't be the first time they've stolen an SS# from a baby or toddler.

Elena said...

No, it's a different last name and everything... just very similar. This isn't the first time we've been contacted by creditors looking for Johnsons.

What a difference a "t" can make...

=)

Nevertheless, I'm going to check his credit report asap, just to make sure it's nice and blank.

Sarah said...

Well, then, now that you mention it.. :) Even when Im "thinking" about your last name, Im inclined to say "Johnson". That "t" requires a bit of effort, concentration, & intentionality to not be neglected and forgotten!