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Wells Fargo Just As Bad As Bank Of America

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Auctioneer, May 24, 2012.

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  1. Auctioneer

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    Just saw on CBSPhilly.com/Connect about a guy who has a account at Wells Fargo and checked his account. In his account he saw he had $69,300.00. Well hey I got money to spend. He payed his 2 brothers bill, his grandmothers bills and his mothers bill. He bought a $600.00 lab and a used car. He took a trip to Fl and bought somethings for his apartment and food. All in all he spent about $67,000.00 of the $69,300.00.

    Now the kicker. The bank found they made a mistake and put the money in the wrong account and now wants it back. They called the cops and he was arrested. Receiving stolen goods and something else. Both were felon.

    If you put money in the bank and they put your money in the wrong account and you say didn't have any paper work even if they found it you wouldn't get it back would you? If the bank does a mistake you better believe they will get their money back.

    What do you all think of this? I say tough sh!t to the bank.
  2. scott calhoun

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    I've never put money in the bank and not had any paperwork. That's why they give you paperwork, so you can be sure it went where it's supposed to go.

    Being arrested to taking/spending money that is not yours sounds about right.

    Given your terrible history with banks, you might just want to consider keeping everything in cash.

    Scott
  3. Auctioneer

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    Spoken like a true Yankee Carpetbagger Banker.
  4. Rick Barker

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    There is plenty of case law history that says the bank is entitled to get their money back in case they make an error.

    Again, it is a simple case of taking something that does not belong to you.

    Common sense says if it is not yours, you are not entitled to it.

    Even if you find a suitcase full of money on the sidewalk, it is not yours. By law, you should turn it in.
  5. Rick Barker

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    Yes, I would have my deposit receipts.
  6. Rick Barker

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    Scott

    What type carpet bag do you have???

    I got mine at Dillards. ; >)
  7. Sam Ogle

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    The bank made an honest mistake, and the greedy customer thought he/she would get away with it. It is NOT a case of finders Keepers, and the customer was stupid to think it was.
    Let the person pay the price. What ever happened to plain old honesty?

    Sam Ogle, Lincoln, NE
  8. grnberetcj

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    He's a "Felon"...and that's with a capital "F"....

    If he had any balls and was honest, it could have been cleared with a phone call.

    Piece of crap needed to be locked up!!

    Curt

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  9. X Trap 2

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    Wife had $800.00 show up in her account that was not hers. She calls the bank and they say they will correct it.

    Next statement it is still there. She calls again. They say they will take care of it.

    Then her checks started bouncing as insufficient funds.

    They now had taken it out twice.

    Another call and they say they will take care of it and send letters to ones who had returned the checks.


    Finally all was righted. What a hassle.
  10. bigdogtx

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    He thought he had won the lotto,,,,,,bet he was a democrat,,,,,,used to getting money that he didn't work for.....
  11. vmthtr in green bay

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    What a dumb aZZ. How did he think that money was his? Dumbocrat for sure.
  12. Bruce Specht

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    He knew he didn't have that much money and he shouldn't have spent it! He was wrong; that said the bank deserves some blame for the mistake, and arrest ws not the right way to resolve the issue. Some repayment plan would make sense
  13. John Galt

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    Bruce, you are assuming that the bank didn't try to resolve things prior to contacting law enforcement. I'll bet your assumption is incorrect and that the bank filed charges as a last resort. The last thing they would want is to have their mistake publisized. Sounds like the crook in question threw the money away as fast as possible and can't repay the bank. Jail is where he belongs, IMO.
  14. tom berry

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    I'm relieved. I read the title of this thread and thought it was going to be about WF being anti gun or something like that.

    A few years back we had our savings acct hit for $4000 one night. My wife checks our accounts daily and found it right away. We had our money back in less than 24hrs. WF has a great fraud department in my book. Maybe all banks do, but my only experience is with them.

    As far as I'm concerned, this guy got what he deserved.
  15. Bvr Tail

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    Years ago, on payday, one person would take quite a few checks to the bank to cash for fellow employees.

    Bank employees would put the cash into separate envelopes, and write their names on them.

    This went on for several years with no problems, until one person was shorted $100.00.

    It took a few days to settle this, because the bank kept saying they didn't make mistakes.


    A few months later, I was given $100.00 too much in my envelope when I compared it to my stub. I called the bank, and said I was coming to the bank after work to settle a mistake. I didn't say what the mistake was.

    A nasty bank employee said they had just gone through this with us, and their bank did not make mistakes, and since the envelopes had left the bank, they could not do anything about it.

    I said "fine" and went about my business for the weekend.

    Well, on Monday, they called work, and asked to speak to the person who called on Friday about the mistake, so I called them back.

    This time, they were very nice, and when I went to the bank to return the money, I asked where the lady was who never made mistakes, and they said she had "Moved on"!

    We stopped this practice soon after this.

    PS. They did give me a coffee mug!
  16. Rick Barker

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    I would like to think if you show honesty to other people like kindness, it will rub off on other people.

    ( i know i am delusional, but...)

    On more than one occassion, I have returned change given to me in excess of my purchase and just this Monday, I bought some cans of spray paint and noticed the clerk only rang up two instead of three. When i pointed it out to the young kid, he was stunned and thanked me profusely. Guess he could not believe people do such things.

    By the way, I was not the one that put the graffiti on the Democrat local headquarters.
  17. PatMiles

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    True story.
    About five years ago I checked my investment accounts with a well known investment firm and discovered that I suddenly had $17,000,000 in my account. When I stopped laughing I called my broker and told him I was Immediately closing all of my accounts and would be in shortly to pick up the checks. Phil was stunned as we had worked very well together over the years. I asked him what the total payout would be. Things got very quiet after he pulled up this particular account. I told him I would split it with him at which point we both began laughing. Within two hours I was back to being a pauper.
    I am amazed that the OP thought that the money actually belonged to the criminal who spent it knowing full well that it wasn't his. Then he has the balls to call somebody a Yankee Carpetbagger Banker. The world is full of truly ignorant people.

    Pat
  18. Rick Barker

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    I think OP was joshin' us, or was directing a harpoon at Scott who is an acquaintance?
  19. 391 shooter

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    I'd bet this was a welfare, food stamp, section 8 housing SOB.

    It certainly was not honest or respectable, typical socialistic BS thought process.

    Maybe we just see more of this now due to the, fart in china smell it in Florida in 2 seconds information streamline we have now.
  20. omgb

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    In the USAF, I was over paid twice. I pointed it out and the government was kind enough not to pay me again until the difference was absorbed. The guy who kept the 67K is a crook and an opportunist. He's a theif and deserves the label.
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