March 29th, 2010

party at Jo's House!

I have been planning to have a springtime open house party for about a month now. Especially now that I am leaving, I want to have a great kiss-off goodbye party at this house.

I also need to have that obligatory beer-n-pizza Moving Party that you will all need to find good excuses to avoid. That's going to have to happen the weekend of the 17th.

So tell me, peoplez, what's the best option for you? I can probably make any of these work. I'd like to attend Ardenwood Celtic Festival in the daytime of April 10, but I'm willing to forgo that if it's the only time that will work for everyone else.

Note: voting in the poll does not commit you to helping me move. I'm just curious about timing ;-)

Poll #1544695 Spring Party at Jo's House

What's the best timing of spring party and moving party for you?

Open house party on April 10th daytime. Moving party April 17th daytime.
Open house party on April 10th evening. Moving party April 17th daytime.
Open house party on April 10th daytime. Moving party April 18th daytime.
Open house party on April 17th daytime. Moving party April 18th daytime.

Fraud letters from "National Union Fire Insurance Company"

I've gotten a pair of letters from National Union Fire Insurance Company based out of Jacksonville, FL warning that my policy is about to expire and to pay now.

The gotcha? I know all of my insurers very well, and this ain't one of them. All my policies are through State Farm, and come addressed from right here in San Francisco.

So I call the number posted on their letter 866-495-9378, and they answer the phone Insurance Company. Um yeah. So I ask if they are the name on the letter and the person mumbles. So I ask again clearly and they say "yeah sure". I give them the policy number on the letter, and they are unable to pull it up in their system. Then they start asking for all my personal information "for security purposes". When I point out that it's not for security if they don't have my information to compare it against. The person agrees with my logic, then says she really has to get this information - it's what she's supposed to do.

Naturally I didn't give it to them. I did call the Florida State District Attorney. They have already had several complaints about this company and are trying to gather evidence. If you get one of these letters, please call 850-413-3140, option 2 and talk with the nice people there. They can open an incident and give you a fax number to send the letter to.

Note: this agency in Florida is quite serious about this -- they have an internal memo about that company already. Let's give them all the evidence we can so they can shut this fraud operation down.
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