This white collar crime is going to far! I have a unique story for you. For starters I am confrontational when necessary. I have paid my share of OD fees also and that is my fault, I will admit. So, in the mail I receive a notice from charter one (no they don't deserve capitalization either)about some new fees and the usual monthly thievery. This one is good!
If you make a mistake depositing at the ATM you will now be charged!!! Oh boy what next? The following week I stopped by in the evening to deposit a couple checks. I decided to write THIEVES across the back of one. I then sealed the envelope, hands nearly shaking, carefully avoiding pressing the wrong digits. I was ready to enter the envelope.
Oh wait! There is an arrow and underneath it says, 'This Way' So next to it I write (in big bold sarcastic letters) 'THIS WAY ???? Now I am ready... the slot opens and there it goes.
NOW HERE'S THE BEST PART!!
The next time I went to use my debit card wouldn't you know it... the card was retained. This was at a Standard Federal ATM. During the week I made some calls to Standard Federal and there were no maintenance calls reported for that machine. I asked around a bit more learning new things. I found out that charter one may have and could have 'flagged' my account! You know it takes 6-10 business days to receive a new card. They got me... just like they wanted to!!
I was told by charter one that a GLITCH in the phone line or something could have occured right at that moment you were using it. I ask the manager right to his face if your institution is jacking me around. just say so! be blunt be honest!
I am at a Credit Union now anyway and they co-op with many other companys ATMs so there are no fees. PEOPLE I have one last message to deliver and WE MUST START DOING THIS NOW! Every time you go to an ATM and there are NO ENVELOPES! Send your bank a bill for all of your costs incurred! Every time you go to an ATM and it is UNABLE TO DIPENSE CASH! Send your bank a Freakin bill!!!
Step up... Stand up and do it!!