Worst Company In America "Elite 8": Capital One Vs Diebold

Here’s your second “Elite 8” match-up: #12 Diebold VS #36 Capital One

Here’s what some of you had to say about these two companies:

Capital One:
“Cap one is the most evil of all these companies!!Down with cap one!!”

“I’m tired of them wanting to know what’s in my wallet.”

“About six months ago, C1 gave me an unsolicited increase in my credit limit by $1k. Last month, mid-month and without warning reduced my credit limit by $500. I noticed this when I checked my account online and called them. Someone speaking broken English explained that C1 had “noticed I wasn’t using the last $500 of the credit limit they had given me”

“Capital One won’t close your account when you ask. I sent certified mail to Capital One, and my credit report shows that it was closed 2 MONTHS AFTER they received my certified letter.”

“They nickel-and-dime their account holders with fees and charges, then ruin their credit ratings with their predatory, fraudulent practices.”

“I’ve had CapitalOne for going on 10 years and never had an issue with them. They’ve always handled all my requests quickly and without an issue.”

“Diebold, because they still haven’t fixed their voting software, and they hate the idea of paper trails on voting machines. “

“Diebold = threat to the processes of freedom and democracy”

“I voted for Diebold, but it registered my vote for Pat Buchanan.”

“…why is Diebold even on this list. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t bought, had contact with, or used anything Diebold… Ever.”

This is a post in our Worst Company In America 2008 series. The companies nominated for this honor were chosen by you, the readers. Keep track of all the goings on at consumerist.com/tag/worst-company-in-america.

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