William's Blog...with a smile!


Do you ever wonder?

Life is funny in a way.

We are all worried about our identity.

Especially with phone calls.


This happened to me the other day.


I was on the phone trying to pay one of my Bill's and I was questioned if I was really me.

After a few minutes of giving more info than I should have to I asked the person...


Have you ever had anyone try and pay one of your bill's for you?


She stopped a second...No I guess I have not heard of that...I will get this processed!

Comment balloon 14 commentsWilliam Feela • October 16 2015 07:35AM


Good morning William,

Seems like sometimes it can be dragged out farther than it should.

Hope you do not have to worry about misuse of the information you gave out.

Make yourself a great day.

Posted by Raymond E. Camp, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 4 years ago

Good morning, William --- this is both funny and sad at the same time.   And of course, so believable because it's happened to me as well.  Of course, you gave the best response.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 4 years ago

So true! In fact, there's some kind of little photo circling Facebook about that. But if anyone wants to call in and pay some of my bills, puh-leze! I welcome that!

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 4 years ago

If someone were to ever try and pay one of my bills I certainly hope the representative just shuts up and lets them do it! 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) over 4 years ago

Hi William.  That is just crazy but stupid isn't against the law.  Look at Congress.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 4 years ago

William Feela ~ now that was an absolutely perfect come-back, William! And wouldn't it be nice to see some reverse "fraud" and have someone else pay some of our bills?

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 4 years ago

William,  The amount of information we are asked for is over the moon ridiculous.  And all the while we get scripts read to us.  Enough already!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 4 years ago

The way of the world William. It is sad.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing this story. I am glad that they allowed you to make a payment.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 4 years ago

I have never had anyone pay one of my bills either. I get grilled when I try to do it over the phone. I choose to do it online with less hassle.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 4 years ago


I would agree with Debbie Reynolds I can't remember anyone ever trying to pay my bills for me on line.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 4 years ago

I don't believe I ever have had someone try to pay one of my bills for me.  But, it is becoming a more complicated road we travel on, when it comes to identity theft.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 4 years ago

It can be irritating, I find the worst one is my cable company, every time the internet goes out I nearly need to turn in a resume to get them to talk to me.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 4 years ago

I have had that issue also...I am going to aske them this the next time.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 4 years ago