Complaint Review: MetaBank aka netSpend
MetaBank aka netSpend netspend reload card artistic scammers and ruthless criminals - they operate as smooth as a sea breeze STAY AWAY nationwide Nationwide
*Consumer Comment: They are still a bank..
In order to protect family's checking account card info we decided to buy one of these reloadcard that are plentiful at every store check out lanes. In our case it was 3341 Speedway gas station in Cleveland.
I was stupid enough to prepay $100. Lesson # 1 Do not trust anybody even or maybe especially the guys who has nicely designed plastic cards with VISA logo on them. Try starting with $10 - wont hurt that bad. They also charged me $4 for plastic itself. Lost $104 total.
So gas station guy told me to call and activate the card which says with huge bold letters: fast, clear, easy - no credit check.
Why the h*** should there be credit check anyway? I deposit my cash to make it usable online - netspend. They wanted all my info - address, social?, date of birth - every bit. The whole idea behind me purchasing this incognito card was not to spill my info to some p**** in India who was spelling my wife name like A for "arson" N for "neglect" G for "grave".
Makes me go through this twice and then says i will have to fax him copy of my social and drivers licence - are these guys for real? In 2015 I dont believe fax machines actually exist anywhere but museums.
So I said dont worry - forget it I will try my luck elsewhere - close thw d*** account. I go back to gas station dude and he refuses to refund my cash - too late, money is consumed by Metabank.
I call again we go through a ton of humiliating spelling bee like steps with my personal info and I am rejected again. It is like I am being approved for a 30 year morgage not just a fella trying to get his hundred to buy a pair of socks online.
Unbelievable. So I beg them literally for refund and they promise a check - in 20 business days.Plus they will deduct 5.96 for some service of theirs.
Never got the check.
Did an online review of them (you do it BEFORE you pay someone $100, idiot) here is what people say about this whitecollar criminals:
This is just a glimpse of their magnificent spectactular perfect criminal record.Should not that be enough for you to stop and never make mistake I made DO NOT DEAL WITH these disgusting money grabbing scumbags.
And how much more people will be scammed till authorities in Texas or federal will pay close attention to their practices
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