Outrage as Bank of America freezes assets of American-born family without warning after demanding they prove their citizenship. If they ever make a movie about this we suggest they call it Broke Bank Mountain.

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whiskeyriver
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I see some spammers have been out yesterday and today.

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I refuse to do business with any of the big banks, Bank of Amerikka, Wells Fartgo, Shiti Bank. Been a credit union member for decades, home loan, car loan, whatever I needed…I had a guy buy a car from me, he brought me a check from Bank of Amerikka, I told him to come back with cash, I don’t do business with banks…He came back with cash….

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I’ll take a check from my local bank but only because I can call and make sure the thing is good right away. Even in small towns you have to be careful, some people think having a check is like having money.

jedymark
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The line for IDs was longer than the line for the tellers and stretched out the door. So clearly they are not concerned about non-U.S. citizens having bank accounts. happy wheels

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Something about this doesn’t make sense. Two things: one, something similar happened to my 99-year-old father last month; BOA declared him dead and cancelled his Visa card. Ordinarily that wouldn’t be a big deal since he doesn’t exactly get out much anymore but Dad is actually a retiree of BOA so declaring him dead could potentially affect his pension payment and his health insurance. Serious matters! And they wouldn’t take my word for it that he was alive or talk to him on the phone. I had to load a 99-year-old invalid into a car and take him to the bank so they could see he was alive.

Two, when I was in Atlanta I stood in a BOA line waiting for a teller and watched those SOBs handing out ID cards to illegals so they could open BOA bank accounts. The were handing out those ID cards as fast as they could. The line for IDs was longer than the line for the tellers and stretched out the door. So clearly they are not concerned about non-U.S. citizens having bank accounts.

Something strange is going on at BOA. I don’t really believe the excuse they gave for declaring my father dead. It was pure bullshit. They said a man with the exact same name but one extra letter at the end died, and they mis-entered the name. WTF? Dad’s name is just weird enough that I don’t believe that. And surely the requirement for cancelling an account is more rigorous than just having some minimum wage data-entry employee enter the name into the system.

whiskeyriver
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“And surely the requirement for cancelling an account is more rigorous than just having some minimum wage data-entry employee enter the name into the system.”

Not in those huge multi-national banks, stupid people do all the scut work. I would look into changing banks. Surely BOA cannot object to sending your fathers retirement checks to a different bank and I can’t see how it could cause a problem with his health insurance. Like I said, something to check on. And if I were in your shoes I would damn sure move my accounts to a different bank. I gave up on big banks almost 20 years ago when Wells Fargo had our accounts so screwed up the wife and I were bouncing checks all over the place. When we took a morning off work to find out what the hell was going on all they could say was whoops, sorry about that, it was a data entry error. It also took us a couple of days to run all over town picking up the bad checks and do you think they reimbursed us for all the check charges? Dream on.

I know it’s hard for you city folks but try to find a more local, home owned bank. You may not get all the “benefits” like free checking or checks or low intrest credit cards but the likelyhood of your account getting screwed up is much less and is worth it. And don’t listen to their crap about your ATM card may not be good at other banks, they are lying to you. My little hometown bank has 10 branches in New Mexico and Texas and my card works anywhere in the country. I might have to pay a higher fee at an ATM but no matter, it works just fine.