Report: #1392259

Complaint Review: Aspiration Bank

  • Submitted: Sat, August 12, 2017
  • Updated: Sat, August 12, 2017
  • Reported By: Mervyn Kahn — LAS VEGAS Nevada USA
  • Aspiration Bank


Aspiration Bank Summit Account Online Banking Online Banking possible scam operation online Internet

*Author of original report: Secret Information should not be disclosed or required

*UPDATE Employee: Aspiration is not a scam in any way, shape, or form.

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The promotion of this operation is being spread by social media on Face Book

This all seems genuine and above board untill you get to the funding part of the application

It states that you can open the account  with $10.00 deposit

To speed up the process you can install the app on your cell phone and it will immediately take you to the full aplication.

All seems above board untill you come to the section to fund the account that you have are then asked to choose your bank. At that point you are redirected to another website called PLAID tECHNOLOGIES, iNC. you are requested to enter your online log in details and password of your banking account.

this is where i became suspicious and decided not to enter my information. if you decline all information that you have created to establish the account will be deleted. Again a suspicious prompt  to scare you into thinking that if you decline you will loose your application. [continued below]....

..... yes this is probably true.

But think carefully. No business or bank will ask you to reveal your personal banking or log in and password information for you to transfer $10.00 to the account that you have crated. In my humble opinion this is where the scam begins. If i am incorrect and have misjudged please inform me and provide proof that i have made a mistake and i will remove this posting.

if i am correct, then future potential clients beware and only provide your banking log on details for your own bank when you log into your account  on their website.



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#1 Author of original report

Secret Information should not be disclosed or required

AUTHOR: - ()

I read your response which is pretty standard response.

However you do not address the most important issue and that is that you do not condem the the request for personal information to be disclosed.

No matter what the circumstances.

No bank or person or any other business should ask you to enter your secret log in or password for your banking account which is not with their bank

And you should never have to do this no matter what excuse they give you that they need this information.


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#2 UPDATE Employee

Aspiration is not a scam in any way, shape, or form.

AUTHOR: Aspiration - (USA)

Aspiration is not a scam in any way, shape, or form. We are a conscience-driven, customer-centered online financial firm. We are registered with the state of California, licensed to sell securities in all 50 states, and registered and regulated as a Registered Investment Adviser with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Summit checking accounts are also FDIC insured for up to $250,000 per depositor.  The privacy of our customers’ information is our top priority. We employ bank level security measures, and more details can be found within our security policy: 

Plaid is the name of a third party business that completes the instant verifications on our signup page. Plaid's product is actually expressly designed to prevent sensitive information from being stored in Aspiration’s system. This is for your security and everything that Plaid does is fully encrypted. Plaid works with a range of other financial institutions, including American Express, Bank of America, Charles Schwab, Chase, Citibank, Fidelity, TD, Wells Fargo, and more. You can read more about Plaid’s security policy here:

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