Desperate Women Sells Her Twins To Settle Debt
It is hard to belive but a Chinese lady sold her twin babies to pay off her credit card debt.
Credit providers have found that when they are owed debt it is good to outsource collections to experts who can turn on the psychological pressure to get people to pay what they owe. They use various methods to exert this pressure until they drive the consumer to cough up what is owed.
A young Chinese women was put under such pressure and cracked, taking the extreme step of deciding to sell her twin babies to two separate families for a sum of $9 000 (R145 000). The children’s father wanted to use some of the money to pay off his gambling debts but the mother quickly went and paid off her credit card bills.
The twins have been recovered and handed to their grandparents while the women now faces jail time of up to 10 years.
Not too long ago an American women was also arrested after selling her kids for around $2500 to pay off her drug related debts. The police fortunately found her son when they raided the house of the drug dealers to whom he had been sold after his having been there for only a few days.
This just goes to show how desperate people become when faced with pressure relating to their debts. Many people make very poor decisions when dealing with ongoing collection related stress. If you are struggling with debt then rather than do anything foolish talk to your local Debt Counsellor and get some advice.