As many of you already know, I have not been blogging, but something happened that was so beyond the pale that I just had to share it with you!
STOP BANKING AT BANK OF AMERICA!!!!
If you have to, go to a credit union or any other financial entity, but close ALL accounts and any other financial ties that you have with Bank of America. And here’s why.
In my town, there were only 3 Bank of America branches. Last year, one of them closed, two months ago, they ‘temporarily’
PERMANENTLY closed a second branch. No reason or explanation was given. This month when I went to the last remaining Bank of America branch, there was a sign on the door, “TEMPORARILY CLOSED” ALL THREE ATMs at that location were inoperable. The ATM at the other ‘temporarily closed’ Bank of America branch was also, inoperable. The already, “permanently closed” branch’s ATM was inoperable. There was no way for ANY Bank of America customer to withdraw funds from their account.
When my cousin tried to use his Bank of America card at another bank’s ATM, he could not get any funds. He spoke with an employee at that bank and even the employee had no idea why my cousin’s ATM card would not work, especially when he was able to obtain a receipt from the ATM stating what the balance in his account was. He called the bank to inquire as to why he was unable to withdraw funds from another bank’s ATM since ALL Bank of America branches were closed and their ATMs were down, he was told that there was “suspicious activity involving his account.” The Bank of America customer service representative had my cousin on the phone trying to explain who his third cousin five times removed was, how many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and other siblings he had, where had he worked in the past and the list was endless. My cousin was becoming more and more flustered and I simply took the phone from him and hung up.
I called Bank of America and apprised a customer service representative of the problem and was told that all I had to do to solve the problem of branch closures was to “make use of ONLINE BANKING or use their MOBILE APP.” I went THEE fuck off! I said, “How in the hell can I fucking withdraw money via online banking or via your goddamn mobile app?” I further added that Bank of America was NOT going to force me to do everything via online or via a mobile app and that since hacking is occurring ALL over the goddamn place, why on earth would I sit somewhere and do ALL banking transactions online so that someone can hack my shit and I’m left sitting somewhere looking stupid? I told that bitch that one day, she’d wake up, log in to her account and find it wiped clean by a hacker and then she’d wish that there had been plenty more like me screeching and wailing before being dragged into a cashless society. Almost right after those words had cleared my mouth, I read about the hacking of the PIPELINE that resulted in gas shortages all up and down the East Coast and Southern portion of the country and the shit was being held for ransom.