Debt Collector hires a witch as employee, Would u do this to get your payment?

@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
United States
January 17, 2009 1:11am CST
Do you have debt? What would you do if this person came to your company or home? What would your reactions be? Would it make you pay sooner for fear of consequences? Since she is renowned for casting spells and and providing magical services. Here is what the article says. A Lithuanian debt collector has hired a witch to hunt down companies and individuals who are failing to pay their debts amid the credit crunch. 'Our new employee will help them to understand the situation, reconsider what is right and wrong and act accordingly,' said a company spokesman. Vilija Lobaciuviene, who describes herself as 'Lithuania's leading witch,' is renowned in the former Soviet republic for providing such 'magical' services as predicting the future and casting spells. http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?Debt_collector_hires_witch&in_article_id=484670&in_page_i Do you think this would work? If so do you think that more employer's will do the same or be afraid of his/her reputation? I bet it would be one employer you wouldn't wanna make mad. Well any thoughts on this?
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@suspenseful (40313)
• Canada
18 Jan 09
It would not work on me. I do not believe in witches and stuff. I know there are some people who actually do and it seems there are more of them, but what happens if they try to collect from someone who does not believe in witches? Do they go and hire a strong man? And if they do not want to pay does she put a curse on them? And what if the curse does not work, for if the one who owes the debt did not subdue to other methods of persuasion, surely a witch cursing him would have no effect.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
18 Jan 09
I ashamedly admit I haven't a clue about witches besides what I hear on television and most of that is fluff. I don't know about real witches and how and what they do to coerce money out of the people are are to get payments from. But thanks for your response. I appreciate it alot.
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@suspenseful (40313)
• Canada
18 Jan 09
When I think of witches, I imagine them as in MacBeth around a cauldron. I do not like the idea of someone manipulating someone to get payment, and using a witch seems rather like dirty pool. I know that it is New Age to think of witches as good or bad. But to me, anyone who uses spells to manipulate people is not that good. I would have thought getting two goons to go after the debtor, and one of them threatening to break his fingers or his knee cap would be more effective, but I guess it would have been illegal.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Well, I know if I was threatened with goons and thought my kneecaps and fingers were in jeopardy I would be more inclined to pay as well. thanks.
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• United States
18 Jan 09
LOL! if they REALLY want their money, they went with the wrong people.. they should get a Jehovah Witness.. them guys will wake em up on weekends at 6 am... and after ya cuss em out.. they will be back every day at the same time.. oh! and give you pamphlets on WHY you should pay! lol!
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• United States
18 Jan 09
BUT you don't stand on their front steps waving pamphlets in their face! hahah!
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• United States
18 Jan 09
DJ..... don't ever call me!!! lol!!! you would scare me!!!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
18 Jan 09
LolOne of my sister in law is a Jehovah Witness and bless her heart she isn't anything like that she is a pretty cool lady. I have had Jehovah Witness come to my door and leave pamphlets. I will glance through them and all but they don't stick around much. I have heard of some that can be tenacious though. Those that come in and want to explain everything to you word bt word and page by page..My husband likes to leave me alone with them when they do that on a sudden excuse that oops! I forgot to go here be back latter... but I feel they shouldn't push it on you like that if you show interest that is okay to follow through but if not it is time to hit the road Jack.. I am glad my sister in law isn't pushy about it and religion rarely if ever comes up.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
18 May 09
thanks for best response hon.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
19 May 09
Your welcome, have a good day.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
17 May 09
Heck no, I'd never use a witch employee to collect debt. When it comes to getting other's to pay money owed, I wouldn't settle for anything less that a dragon or an ogre! I'm not surprised that this works in a country like Lithuania though!
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 May 09
Unless it is a talking dragon like the in Puff the Magic Dragon song/story or the Ogre in Shrek then I don't wanna meet them..Seems some people will try anything once..Wonder how many people have actually laughed at the tactics that this business person used. I am surprised they hadn't used a bounty man. People are having more trouble then before so I wonder how they are dealing with the situation now. But just imagine the money they would save by just by stopping calling everyday sometimes several times a day. And the letters..I think that with each phone call and letter they write some companies charge a fee for each. Calling everyday isn't going to make some pay any faster especially if they have no money to.
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
21 Feb 09
That is sure a crazy scare tactic. I don't think it would scare me because I hate debt collectors to start. I have found them to be rude and uncompassionate. I guess debt collectors will do or say anything to get the money. Wonder how many peole it worked on though?
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
22 Feb 09
I ma not sure if it worked or just made them look silly. But I know it is just a job for collectors and creditors to call people at all hours of the day and that in itself is annoying enough. Thankfully I am not in debt but I have a sister in law who is and it isn't fun.
@ersmommy1 (12596)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I think we all have debt of some sort. I don't think I'd be frightened. It would only work on folks who believe in that sort of thing. Might be neat to see if it works though
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Thanks. Yeah I guess we do really since we are always having bills come in and they are considered debt till they are paid. Thanks for the response I appreciate it.
@Annmac (949)
18 Jan 09
I'd be even less likely to pay if they sent her or anyone like her! I don't believe in magic, I don't believe in predicting the future, and I certainly don't believe in spells! If I knew my Employer had hired someone like that, I don't think it would make me afraid of him getting mad with me. It would just confirm what I already know ..... the Guy's an idiot!
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Lol thanks for the response. I appreciate it. Some people will do anything it seems to get publicity..
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
18 Jan 09
I think this is absolutely illegal according to the the rules which I studied because I worked for a collection agency for three day and then my conscience would not let me do it. I can't force people who fell on bad times to pay because I am in that exact same position and to force them by any means like scarrying them with a witch is against the rules of principles and fair practices within the industry.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Yes that is true. With so much publicity about it the person might have to rethink his ways of scary people to pay or be sued one.
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
18 Jan 09
What a bunch of nonsense. True witches don't do this kind of thing. We don't want or need the bad Karma. Nor would we want to interfer in something that isn't really our "Wiccan" concern. Back in my beginning days of studying witchcraft I managed to piss off another witch. She proceeded to cast a spell on me to curse me. Well I'm here to tell you that its been over 8 years and I'm still here. LOL Since I knew in my heart that I had done no wrong, I also knew her "spell" wouldn't hurt me either. People need to get real when it comes to Pagans and Witches and stop thinking about the movies they've watched and understand that we are just people.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
18 Jan 09
True. It is the Hollywood producers that create this totally different view of what witches are and how they are. I guess anything for a buck is their motto. but thanks for the response it is appreciated.Thanks for your opinion as well. People are going to have to realize stuff in the movies isn't reality.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
18 Jan 09
I would not want that person to come to my home at all. I try to always pay my debts and pay them on time or pay them off early.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Yep, I don't do credit cards and stuff or pawn things because it just makes it harder to pay back. Thanks for the response I appreciate it. Hope you have a great day!
@seabeauty (1480)
• United States
18 Jan 09
That is strange, but hey, whatever works. What does this debt collector do though? Does she tell the debtor that they must pay what they owe or else she will cast a spell on them? How does it work? They must be desperate if they need a Witch to help them.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
18 Jan 09
I think it will be used as a scare tactic. I bet they also put a rumor around that she is now working for him I bet so when they call they could maybe sya either pay up or I'm sending my new employee out. So it is definitely used as a scare tactic. Be kinda funny it if backfired on him and he was on the receiving end.
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
17 Jan 09
I don't even know what to think about this. Just as soon as I think I have heard of everything, something new comes up. What is this world coming too? Just makes me think that this world is slowly but surely coming to it's dismise.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Thanks terri0824 for the response it is greatly appreciated. I agree things are going to have to change and change alot..
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
If that is done in the Philippines, lawyers and collection agencies, which do the debt collection here, will soon be out of work. It might be good for the country to have such pervasive influence of the lawyers neutralized hahahah...
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Thanks for visiting my discussion and posting a response I appreciate it. Well, I wouldn't know what to say to one, but just glad I don't have any debt right now..lol
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
17 Jan 09
I don't think that it would scare me, but I am glad that I don't owe this company any money, now I don't have to worry about this "witch" coming after me.. It does, although, sound like something out of the dark ages, doing a trick like that.. I can't imagine it working but if it did, I would want her to cast a spell on me and make me rich enough to pay everything while I was at it, not just the company she was working for.. If she were any good at her "job", then I would get her to cast a spell and make me rich, filthy rich..
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Yeah, me too..lol but then it might cost me more money. Thanks for the response I appreciate it.