Chase: Thanks For Depositing $3,193, Here's $200 In Non-Sufficient Funds Fees

Chase: Thanks For Depositing $3,193, Here's $200 In Non-Sufficient Funds Fees

Johanna deposited a financial aid check from her university into her Chase checking account. She’d done this before without incident, but this time something went wrong.

Chase Refuses To Shut Down Broken ATM Until You Threaten To Report Them To The FDIC

Chase Refuses To Shut Down Broken ATM Until You Threaten To Report Them To The FDIC

Reader Keith tried to get $120 from a downtown NYC Chase ATM, but the money door never opened. When he went inside to report the malfunction, the teller told him to go outside and wait. Keith thought he was waiting for someone to come fix the ATM or take his personal information. It turns out that he was just being ignored.

Switched To Fee-Free ATM Withdrawals

Switched To Fee-Free ATM Withdrawals

I’m sick of paying ATM fees so I just finished switching to my USAA debit card for my cash money needs. They refund up to $15 of ATM fees per month and don’t charge you any fees for using other people’s ATMs. I’m still keeping my WaMu account but I took my WaMu debit card out of my wallet and just funded my USAA account with some money. Not that I have a problem but I think this will also help reduce petty cash spending. Plus, by using cash more often that means I’m getting more change, and all my coin change goes into my piggy bank (60% full at the moment, looking forward to the day I take it to the Commerce Bank “Penny Arcade” coin-counting machine). With the specter of a recession giving us all wet willies, are you making any changes to your personal finance system?

Depositing Checks In A Bank Of America ATM Is A Huge Pain In The Butt

Depositing Checks In A Bank Of America ATM Is A Huge Pain In The Butt

I thought I’d give your readers a heads-up on how much Bank of America sucks, and why you should make all deposits to a bank teller and never, ever at the ATM.

Bank of America’s Fraud Department Takes a Holiday

Reader Jessica is clearly a red-blooded American. She demands service, and above all, LABOR, from her fellow countrymen and -women, even on national holidays, especially on Labor Day.

The News; Impotent Indignation

The News; Impotent Indignation

• The news is not that a data breach at VISA had a data breach that caused consumer’s debit cards to get stolen, it’s that they’re actually finally formally announcing it. “Visa Says ATM Breach May Have Exposed Data” [CT]

New Debit Card, Same Balogna Baloney

New Debit Card, Same Balogna Baloney

We received our happy super fun awesome new Washington Mutual GOLD debit card today.

Time to Human vs. Time to Sentience

With debit card fraud on the rise, banks are getting way hardcore about putting stops on accounts if they notice any slight deviation from normal activity. Unfortunately, their customer service desks haven’t kept pace with the uptick.

After Losing Student’s Money, Citibank Badgers Him

Joseph is an American student stranded in in Germany after his meagre monies just got jacked via a Citibank security breach, one that Citibank would like to blame him for.

Eye of Banks, All-Seeing, All-Knowing

Eye of Banks, All-Seeing, All-Knowing

Have the banks wised up?

Citibank Sends “Hey, You’ve Been Hacked” Postcard

Citibank Sends “Hey, You’ve Been Hacked” Postcard

Software Weak Link in ATM Scam Fingered

Software Weak Link in ATM Scam Fingered

The mystery third party transaction software provider implicated in the ATM debit card scam scandal may have been named by VISA.

Scamming ATM Cards for Fun and Profit

Scamming ATM Cards for Fun and Profit

It’s a lot easier than you might think for the Ruskies to start vacuuming funds from your account after they steal the account number and PIN codes from Office Max.

ATM Scam UPDATE: Crooks Caught!

ATM Scam UPDATE: Crooks Caught!

Rest a little easier, the “Russian Connection” ATM scammers have been captured.

ATM Hack Fallout

The ATM PIN block attacks has other consequences besides just your money getting siphoned off by scammers 2,000 miles away.

ATM Hack: The Tip of the Iceberg

ATM Hack: The Tip of the Iceberg

Two stories giving some perspective on the ATM break:

Depth and Breadth of ATM Scam Continues to Astound

Would you like to see something scary?

‘The Russian Connection’ ATM Scammers Messed With Texas

‘The Russian Connection’ ATM Scammers Messed With Texas

Here’s a good article on how about 30 people in College Station, TX got hit by thieves operating very similarly to the big ATM scandal we can’t stop talking about. Similarities between these stories and others we’ve posted include: