Well, E*Trade finally responded to my e-mail inquiry, ten days after it was submitted:
Dear Mr. [MyMoneyBlog]:
Thank you for your inquiry, Enron Corp. is currently being held in your account as a worthless security. In order to remove it from your account you must send us the Worthless Security Authorization Form. You can find this form under Accounts>Forms & Applications>Trading & Tax>Worthless Security Authorization Form. There is a $5 processing fee in order to complete your request which will be automatically debited from your account.
And they had one of those usually-annoying surveys at the end, which I gladly filled out this time. I wonder if I’ll get any response. The answer to the question was satifactory, and the fee is pretty standard. Hopefully it can be processed by the end of the year.
By Jonathan Ping | Investing | 12/18/04, 8:52am