GD thieving banks!

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    I just had a rather disturbing incident over at Wachovia bank.

    I had a check for $150 someone wrote me for money they owed me. I stopped by their bank to cash it. The teller informs me there is a $5 charge to cash the check. I said "What? Wait a minute, this check is drawn on your bank." Teller still insist because I don't have an account there that I must pay $5 to cash the check. But wait, "don't you already charge these people to handle their money? And now you want to charge me too?" Teller simply reapts that if I want the check cashed, it's $5.

    So I step aside and call the owner of the business that wrote the check. The owner has no idea why they want $5 to cash the check. She tells me to go ahead and cash it, just bring her a reciept and she'll give me the $5.

    So, I go back to the teller. She gives me $145 and tells me to have a nice day. "Can I get a reciept please?" She looks bewildered. "A reciept for what?" she ask. "For the $5" I say. After a long conversation with the teller and eventually the branch manager, I get no receipt.

    WTF is going on here? It's fucked up enough that you charge me $5 to cash a check that you are already charging someone else to handle. Now, you can't give me a reciept for services provided? Do you see what is going on here? These crooks are taking $5 a pop under the table to cash checks. They aren't recording the transaction as revenue from services provided. How many $5 fees is Wachovia collecting a day? Thousands of dollars? And not reporting it as a transcaction? Are they paying their taxes on this revenue?

    Lousy, cheating, lying mother fuckers.
     
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    I don't get that either.

    Why didn't they give you a receipt?

    And the check was from THIER bank, correct?

    That is messed up, unless I'm missing something.
     
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    You should have called 911.
     
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    Yes, the check was drawn on Wachovia. I went to Wachovia. Because I don't have an accoiunt there, they charge $5 to cash a check drawn on account that is theirs.

    The only reciept they could give me showed $150 on it, for the cashed check. Nothing to reflect the damned $5 they charged me to cash it. The reciept they gave me makes it look like I walked out with $150 and they didn't take $5.

    It looks like a real scam.
     
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    I gave it serious consideration. I don;t know that it was a direct crime but somone needs to check this out and find out what Wachovia is doing with all these unrecorded $5 fees.
     
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    That is a scam.:eusa_think:
     
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    You should say that you cannot reconcile the money that you received with the amount listed on the receipt.

    They either need to give you $150 cash, or they need to give you a receipt listing the $5 charge.

    Otherwise, they can give you back the check.
     
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    Call John Stossel.

    "Give Me a (Fuckin') Break!"
     
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    I thought about asking for the check back. Didn't want to make a big scene out of it but the longer I thought about it, the more pissed off I got.

    Now I want to find out how many banks are in this under the table check cahsing fee business.
     
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    B of A has been doing that kind of thing as long as I can remember if you don't have an account with them.
     

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