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  •  That was a great idea you had, you were indeed (6+ / 0-)

    being robbed. I'm glad the police validated that. There must have been an interesting discussion at the station, "this is a switch, someone just phoned to report a bank robbery, the bank is robbing her!!" Congratulations!

    I once let an account lapse in a HSBC and when I asked about it, they said we closed that account. "But there was money in it." I told them. It took some insistence but the teller finally searched for the statement and refunded my money. I asked why they had not contacted me and they had no answer. They do make a lot of money from 'dead' accounts why should they send out notices?

    My son worked in a bank and told me not to believe the tellers when they say they can't do this or that. They do have discretion to do things for customers quite often, they just don't have the initiative.

    ❧To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Tue May 22, 2012 at 02:38:02 PM PDT

    •  So true, Agathena. When I worked for the Food (2+ / 0-)
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      Stamp program part of my job was visiting banks that handled food stamps.  Up until then I had the idea that banks were institutions of extreme care and rectitude.  Ha!  Never watch sausage being made.

      "'s difficult to imagine what else Republicans can do to drive women away in 2012, unless they decide to bring back witch-hanging. And I wouldn't put it past them." James Wolcott

      by Mayfly on Tue May 22, 2012 at 02:45:54 PM PDT

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    •  "Unclaimed property" (4+ / 0-)
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      Actually if they don't send you a notice, and then often don't have a valid address (or their computer database gets corrupted so the address doesn't survive in a form the post office can read), the bank does not get to keep the money. They have to turn it over to the state, which periodically publishes (usually online now) a list of unclaimed property, and you can fill out a claim form and get it that way. (I actually had something like $17 in unclaimed property last year -- always worth checking those lists.)

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