He got the bill 450 years after his death

He got the bill 450 years after his death

The ruthless German office will get everyone. To, that you have been dead for many, many years is no excuse. You have to pay the subscription and that's it. You don't pay – we'll charge you interest. By 450 It took some years to build up… The German GEZ downloads its radio and television subscription. And he's very good at it – the outstanding mathematician Adam Ries (D. 1559) he had no chance in the fight with the office. The officials carefully checked everything, they added up and sent the summons to the last known address of the subscriber. Ries bought a house in Annaberg in 1525 Year. 400 years later, a club named after him was established in the same place. – We received an addressed letter ”do pana Adama Ries” with a request to pay the fees for television and radio – tells Annegret Muench, club president. Muench sent a letter back to the GEZ with an explanatory note, that the call came too late, unfortunately. Mr. Ries died many years before the invention of radio and television. Nevertheless, a few weeks later, the GEZ sent another reminder of the outstanding payments. This is not the first such failure of a German office.

Last year, the school named after the poet Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) received a letter calling on Mr. Schiller to declare, how many radio and TV sets it has and the payment of outstanding fees.