So, I go to my banking sight yesterday and guess what?

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  1. benhasajeep

    benhasajeep TPF Noob!

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    My savings account had a hold on it for $888,888.88! :gah:

    Obviously I did not have anywhere near that much in a regular savings account. And then to make matters worse they would not answer any questions through their online chat. Said I had to go into a branch with ID to get answers. I am about 5,500 miles away from the nearest branch!! After chattting for a while they finally said I could call.

    After all said and done it was the banks doing not someone getting into the account. It was their way of getting my attention because I had not been answering my phone (again I am 5,500 miles from my nearest cell tower). It was their security departments way of getting my attention. I had made a couple inside bank online transfers into the account using overseas IP's and they put a security tag on the account. I guess after so long not calling them they pulled the lets get his attention bit. :er:

    They got my attention alright.
     
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    :lmao: Doesn't seem like the most professional way of getting your attention, but I guess it worked!
     
  3. D-B-J

    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I bet you were a little frightened when you saw that!!
     
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    I can see the person in the bank's security going a little crazy seeing your activity. Then noticing that you personally were not responding. I would be happy to see them suspending activity until you personally responded, even if there was some irritation caused.
     
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    Whoa Dang! 0_o
     
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    You should have just claimed it!!!

    I always call my bank before I am leaving the country so they don't get all panicky when I use my card overseas. Once I was driving from Detroit to Buffalo and stopped in Canada for gas, my bank called within 30min to check if I was the one using the card.
     
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    You know a "hold" would be a debit, not a credit...I don't think he'd be wise to jump on claiming a -$888,888.88 to his savings. ;)
     
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    I would have been tempted to invest it for a month and pick up a return of $15,000 or so.

    skieur
     
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    I would have thought someone used my information to buy to large chimera softboxes.
     

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