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We Feel Your Pain Ana Barbara – Banks Are Crooked

July 6th, 2016

While not @Chase Bank this is just another example of how ‘corporate’ banks have become, and how out of touch with reality they are.

Read more about singer Ana Barbara’s plight with her banking institution by clicking here.

Utah Repo Man Charged with Manslaughter in Reposession Gone Bad

May 31st, 2016

Police say it’s illegal for repo men to use force to reclaim vehicles.

Read story here: Salt Lake Tribune

Acts like this (absent murder) like blocking vehicles, making threats or other illegal acts are committed by repo agents in Utah and I suspect, everywhere in this country on a daily basis.

It’s not always ‘a good guy’ taking a car back from a ‘deadbeat’ and these guys (sic) get away with, well, almost murder. Agents for Chase Bank in my own case abused the system and.. got away with it.

Lets’ recap: There should be no “breach of peace” during a repossession!.

This includes but is not limited to: said repo agent blocking your vehicle, threatening to call or stating that they have called the police, or repo agent using abusive threatening or language, etc.

This was all lost on Chase Bank, Chase Auto Finance and their repossession agent.

It’s Time To Break Up Big Banks Like Chase

May 18th, 2016

This recent Bernie Sanders Facebook post says a lot about where he thinks we should be focused:

Too-big-to-fail financial institutions received a $700 billion bailout from the US taxpayer, and more than $16 trillion in virtually zero interest loans from the Federal Reserve. But we have done little to hold them to account for their actions. These institutions have acquired too much economic and political power. It is time to break up the largest financial institutions in the country.

+Add your name if you agree. Click here to add YOUR name.

Read more about this post here.

JPMorgan Writes Self Serving Commentary on Banking

May 13th, 2016

This from a pro-credit union publication:

Human beings are remarkably imaginative at rationalizing what they want to believe. “If ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ were candy and nuts, oh what a party we’d have.” That saying came to mind while reading Jamie Dimon’s appeal in the Wall Street Journal last month for industrywide unity and solidarity. If only it would be so, he opined.

In a transparently self-serving commentary, JPMorgan Chase’s chief executive wrote, no doubt coordinated with all of the major Washington, D.C.-based megabank trade groups, “America faces enough real challenges without inventing conflicts where none need exist.”

Read more about this article here.

Chase Bank Asks Debtor to Sell Blood to Catch Up on Late Payments

January 13th, 2016

It would seem to be illegal for a collections agent to ‘suggest’ items be sold, blood or plasma be donated or, for the debtor to borrow further to pay a car note financed through Chase Auto Finance or Chase Bank.

The website here has many stories or allegations of abuse by Chase representatives, makes me wonder how many simply didn’t have the resources or education to register their complaint publicly.

One individual commented: However, I ran into some financial difficulties when on disability due to a serious accident at work. I would pay when I could, but occasionally would be one or two months late. I would receive incessant phone calls from Chase. The calls would include such absurd “suggestions”such as borrowing money from neighbors, borrowing funds from relatives, having a yard sale, donating blood or plasma, and liquidating savings or 401K. Finally, when they would call, I would stave them off of the pass, telling them, “Look I cannot hold a yard sale”…all of things they “suggested”.

After my own experience a few years ago I have no trouble believing many if not most of these complaints to be valid.

Do you have your own story to share? We’d love to hear your’s.

CFPB: Everyone Has a Story Series

November 3rd, 2015

The CFPB (Consumer Finance Protection Bureau) was just getting off the ground when I initially had my dispute with Chase Auto Finance and didn’t really provide me personally with any assistance, however if the video series produced for the CFPB are any indication they may now have a system in place to better log and route requests for assistance.

Have an issue they could address, give them a try it can’t hurt and let me know in the comments your own results with this new consumer-focused agency.

More info here: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/

You Can Bet There’s an Arbitration Clause at Chase Bank

October 31st, 2015

A recent article in the New York Times titled: Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice touches on companies like JPMorgan Chase Bank who have systematically added arbitration clauses to their contracts over the past 10 years or so.

I often ponder isn’t it interesting that Chase Bank can send your unpaid bill to collections, and through the courts via a judgment collect on the debt but for the consumers who have a beef with Chase they must use arbitration as a method of resolving any disputes.

Now let’s talk about overdraft fees; Did you know overdraft fees are set by your state legislature? Did you know it was never meant to be a profit-center for banks, only a recouping of actual fees to process the overdrafts?

Together, the three largest banks in the country — JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo — made more than $1 billion through overdraft fees in the first three months of 2015, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Read the full New York Times article here.

Try NOT having voicemail when Chase calls you?

June 6th, 2015

Considering my past experiences with Chase, Chase Bank and Chase Autos near daily automated collection calls I found the recent report below very funny. It seems Chase is getting rid of a large number of phones with voicemail in its consumer banking divisions.

I wonder what would happen to a Chase customer who refuses to provide a phone number for contact in their course of doing business with Chase Bank? What do you think happens?

Read more about this report by clicking here.

Consumer Sues For JPMorgan Chase Debt Collection Calls

November 14th, 2014

Alleging abuse through its debt collection calls (hmmm, sounds familiar), a New Jersey consumer is suing JPMorgan Chase in Federal Court:

“A Wayne resident is suing JPMorgan Chase & Co. in federal court for repeatedly dialing his cell phone with an automated calling system in an effort to collect a debt, in alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.”

Read more about this story here.

Credo Petition Alleges JPMorgan Chase Acted in a Criminal Manner

November 12th, 2014

This petition on Credo crossed my desk earlier today. I signed. Read more below and then click to add your own signature should you feel like a great percentage of Americans do.

Rolling Stone magazine has just published a breathtaking account of a whistleblower who personally witnessed fraud at JPMorgan Chase and was willing to testify – even as the Justice Department claimed it lacked the smoking guns to prosecute big banks.

For eight years, Alayne Fleischmann has told her story to regulators and government lawyers, only to watch as the Department of Justice settled with JPMorgan Chase out of court, with no admission of guilt, and a much lighter penalty than was initially announced to the public. Now, despite a confidentiality agreement covering her time at the bank, she decided to speak out.

For years, federal prosecutors have told the public that they lacked the clear evidence to bring criminal charges against big banks for mortgage security fraud. But if Fleischmann’s account is true, the Justice Department had the evidence but simply chose to ignore it, and instead helped JPMorgan Chase avoid accountability for its crimes.

Read more here and sign the petition or add your own viewpoints in the comment section of this blog below.

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