Bank Of America Has High Money Order Fees, Teller Recommends You Go Elsewhere

Christian writes in telling us he went into Bank of America looking for a cashier’s check or money order, and the teller was so embarrassed of his bank’s high fees — for customers, mind you — he recommended Christian look elsewhere. He writes:

I recently moved and started a checking account with Bank of America. I needed to send a friend who is incarcerated some money for commissary so he can buy food.

I went to BoA and asked for either a cashier’s check or money order whichever was cheaper as the prison will accept either. The cashier told me that it would be $7.00 for a Cashier’s Check or
$5.00 for a Money Order. Sympathetically she suggested that I go to the post office and get a money order there for $1.10

These are the changes BoA applies if you have an account. If you don’t have an account they will simply refuse to provide either a money order or cashier’s check.

Props to the BofA teller for the customer service that went above and beyond. So, Consumerists, is Bank of America alone on these exorbitant fees, or have any of you found yourselves in similar situations while trying to give prisoner friends money for cigarettes and shivs — uh, I mean food?

(Photo: The Cornballer)