Call Mastercard To Report A Merchant Breaking Rules, Get
Your Account Frozen

Call Mastercard To Report A Merchant Breaking Rules, Get Your Account Frozen

Christopher meant well. He tells Consumerist that he called his credit card company to let them know about a merchant that posted a minimum charge amount to use a credit card. MBNA, in turn, decided that Christopher didn’t sound like he “was supposed to” and froze his account. [More]

Ex-Credit Card Bankers: "Every Customer Who Calls In Is A Mark. It's A Great Big Con."

Ex-Credit Card Bankers: "Every Customer Who Calls In Is A Mark. It's A Great Big Con."

CNN has an interview with two former credit card bankers who are admitting that their job was to get consumers to max out their credit cards and take on as much debt as possible, regardless of the customer’s ability to afford it. They both worked for MBNA at their “sprawling consumer call center in Belfast, Maine.” The bankers say that they were told to aggressively push cash advances, and were trained to convince consumers that they needed the maximum amount of debt at the highest interest rate.

National Arbitration Forum Decides 61 Year Identity Theft Victim Owes $46,000

National Arbitration Forum Decides 61 Year Identity Theft Victim Owes $46,000

Yahoo! Finance has a horrible story about a 61 year old lady living on $759 a month Social Security whose credit card was stolen and it ended up with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) deciding she owed them $46,000. [More]

MBNA Refuses To Appear For Binding Arbitration, May Still Prevail

MBNA Refuses To Appear For Binding Arbitration, May Still Prevail

Elizabeth Warren, the doyenne of consumer debt, received a frank email from a lawyer that shows the anti-consumer bias of binding arbitration. The lawyer was attempting to arbitrate a dispute with MBNA, a difficult task complicated by the bank’s refusal to participate.

BoA Buys MBNA, Starts Charging Customers Extra For Not Paying Balances Off In Full

BoA Buys MBNA, Starts Charging Customers Extra For Not Paying Balances Off In Full

Bank of America recently bought MBNA and greeted their new customers by charging them a new fee.

Reclaim Unnecessary Credit Cards' Unnecessary Foreign Transaction Fees

Reclaim Unnecessary Credit Cards' Unnecessary Foreign Transaction Fees

Several major credit card companies were successfully and recently class-actioned for charging unnecessary fees for overseas transactions.

Top 10 Biggest Business Debacles 2006

Top 10 Biggest Business Debacles 2006

Welcome, New York Times readers. Here’s a bit of an intro to The Consumerist, if you’re curious and want to learn more.

David Cross Covers BofA U2 Cover

Above, the shocking footage.

Bank Of America’s Lovesong To Itself

Presented before at a company luncheon. Possibly recorded as recently as November 3rd.

Time to Human, Banks, Day 5

Time to Human, Banks, Day 5

Ring ring, Mr. Banker, pick up the phone, we hit the stopwatch and hang up. Here are the results.

Time to Human, Banks, Day 4

Time to Human, Banks, Day 4

Today’s results in our week-long test of how long it takes banks humanoids to pick up the ring ring ring.

Time to Human, Banks, Day 3

Time to Human, Banks, Day 3

The results of today’s benchmark test to see how long it takes banks’ live humans to pick up the phone.

Time to Human, Banks, Day 2

Time to Human, Banks, Day 2

Time to Human, Banks, Day 1

Time to Human, Banks, Day 1

We’ll be calling up the banks this week to see who’s the quickest at having a human pick up the phone.