The other day I realized my mortgage company never sent me my statement and payment coupon for this month. Since I am actually a dark ages sort of girl who pays bills on paper by writing a check and stamping an envelope, I went to my account online, printed a PDF of this month's statement, and sent it in that way. Yes, I realize that once I was in my account, I could have transferred funds to pay instantly. But I also still receive calls on a land line and I walk to work in the snow uphill both ways. Do not question my set-in-my-ways old ladydom, OK?
Today, I received an envelope in the mail from a guy I'll call Randy Jackson in City-I've-Never-Heard-of, Michigan. Inside was my December statement from Homecomings Financial, with a note saying, "This was sent in MY envelope from Homecomings!"
So. First off, kudos to Mr. Jackson for taking the time and the stamp to solve this where's-my-statement mystery for me. Good people over in Michigan, I can only presume. (Shout-out to 3Cs and to Stacey and to former resident JN, obviously.) Here is my question for you, Internets, however. Do I take this goodwill gesture to mean Randy intends me no harm? Can I assume anyone willing to give me his full name and mailing address wouldn't possibly use the private financial information presumably accessible from my mortgage statement for any nefarious purpose or gain? Or should I be canceling or shifting my account immediately to avoid becoming a cautionary identify theft tale? Have I been watching too much Dateline if I think you can even get any private and beneficial information from a stranger's mortgage statement?
For the record, I do not even watch Dateline. But I am, quite obviously, an old lady, and being suspicious is traditionally our way. Also, good work, Homecomings billings representatives. Gold star on that attention to detail, I say.