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Ever got swindled?

  1. Oct 23, 2003 #1

    Monique

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    Even by your own bank?

    A few weeks back I deposited a €14.06 check in foreign currency. The bank was very helpfull in filling the forms in for me.. they never told me what the charge would be.. I was naive enough to think that it couldn't be more money than tranferred.. right?

    THEY CHARGED ME €27.50!
    Bastards! :)
    I would have made more money buying a nice frame to hang the check on the wall..
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2003 #2
    That really stinks!

    My wife and I just changed banks because they changed the type of account we have without even telling us. They moved us from a minimum $500.00 balance account to a $1000.00 minimum balance account and never told us they did it until they charged us $14.00 for being under their brand new minimum!

    Banks are *EVIL* aren't they Monique?
     
  4. Oct 23, 2003 #3

    Monique

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    They ARE! When is the last time you saw your money? On the little paper they send you each month? Who says you still have it
     
  5. Oct 23, 2003 #4

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    My bank has a bad habit of not deducting my spendings until the day before my car payment comes out in hopes that I'll be short on funds.

    I went in the hole 27 cents one time and got charge 20 bucks.

    But I also have to give them credit for saving my butt once. I got tricked by some telemarketing scam that called me at like 7 am one morning. Long story short, they took about $300 from me, but the bank was quick to stop them and turn them in for me, plus getting my money back.

    And now my Kia is broke down and there jerking me around on the warranty.
     
  6. Oct 26, 2003 #5
    Read the small print folks...!

    and remember, if a deal sounds to good to be true, it ISN'T true!
     
  7. Oct 26, 2003 #6

    Monique

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    Apparently.. the US phone companies also know their ways. A friend of mine was offered a long-distance phone card to be used in the US, charges? 50 cts/m .. a call from the US to the Netherlands costs me 6 cts/m .. how can inside the US be so expensive??

    I once called from the Amsterdam airport to the US, charges? You won't believe it: 20 seconds (I got an answering machine) cost me $40 !!!!!! I called the company who took the call and asked what the heck they thought they were doing, they offered me a $9 credit, for a 20 second call!!

    MCI called (US phone company) they had a deal, first month only $20. I was only staying for another month so I took it. Yesterday I got the bill: $70. I immediately sent them an email that I am not going to pay that bill. They send an email back, those are the charges, you have to pay. I again send an email: your company made a gross mistake and I will tell everyone not to consider MCI as their carrier. Guess what: I just got an email that they are going to credit me the full amount
     
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