Last night an individual identifying himself as Eric Giardina of NCO posted a comment on my ancient old post on his “debt” collection scumpany:
Ha, Great posts whiners! I do harass some of you deadbeats, but that’s my job. Deal with it and pay your bills and we won’t have to call everyone and track down you losers. I’m a tough guy and can deal with it so I’ll keep calling. It is a great job actually. I will sometimes smoke up a bit on break or at lunch and when I make my calls then I can hardly keep from laughing at all of your bullshit excuses. Pay your bills and we’ll stop calling. NCO has been a great company to work for and maybe some of you low-lifes should get out of the gutter and come work for us http://www.ncogroup.com/Careers/Search_for_Careers_at_NCO.html and pay off your debt. Get a job and pay your bills losers!! You can send all the Cease and Desist orders you want. Our managers trash them and tell us to disregard them anyhow. That’s why we keep calling. What are going to do? Sue us? C’mon now you can’t pay your bills as it is so what lawyer are you going to get. Take care, I’ll be calling! Eric
Lest his/her/its pearls of wisdom be lost on a 3-year old post on a blog
nobody reads read by only a few really cool people such as yourself, he/she/it also spammed his comment here, here, here, here, here, and Lord knows how many other places Google hasn’t caught yet. Adding irony, several of the sites he spammed his comment to actually answered his “what lawyer are you going to get” question, the answer to which is, “just about any lawyer who specializes in that area of law, and doesn’t expect NCO to go bankrupt before his bills come due.”
I tried to confirm the authenticity of the comment by emailing its purported author, whose email address was consistent with him being an NCO employee named Eric Giardina, but could of course have been written by anyone. I got an instant response from firstname.lastname@example.org stating that delivery had failed, but not stating why it had failed, e.g., whether the mailbox was full, the address invalid, or what not. At least one of the threads he spammed has a much older comment from another individual claiming to have received a harassing call from an NCO employee named Eric Giardina, so my working hypothesis is that there really is, or at least was, an individual working for NCO named Eric Giardina. The main question is whether he really was the one who posted the crap bearing his name, or whether someone else is trying to make him look even worse than he probably is. The secondary question is if these posts really came from Eric Giardina of NCO, is NCO dumb enough to continue employing him now that he’s provided their victims’ attorneys with Exhibit A? Another option, I suppose, is that Mr. Giardina was recently fired from the company or quit on bad terms, and wanted to go out with a bang.
What say you?