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Diane Duane needs help 
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Post Diane Duane needs help
SF author Diane Duane had her ATM card skimmed and her bank account has been cleaned out. To help her pay her bills, she's offering a 20% discount on all her ebooks at ebooksdirect. Use the discount code DDGOTSKIMMED at checkout.

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Post Re: Diane Duane needs help
She should be protected against most of the fraudulent transactions unless she's with a really sh*tty bank.

And no one should have anything but working money attached to an ATM card. Never, never savings or other accumulation accounts.

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Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:09 am
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Post Re: Diane Duane needs help
JamesGifford wrote:
She should be protected against most of the fraudulent transactions unless she's with a really sh*tty bank.


You mean like Wells Fargo, or Citibank, or Bank of America, or ... oh heck, let's just call it all of them?


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Post Re: Diane Duane needs help
If you like. I've never had an account without stop-loss and fraud protection. Nor do I pay ATM fees, anywhere.

People who choose a bank for the wrong reasons and stay with it for worse ones have no more grounds for complaint than someone who buys a used car with a bad history from a shady dealer. Better options are always available if it's worth a few minutes to look and an hour or so to switch over.

But people persist in the notion that banks are some sort of public-service, quasi-governmental "agency" that owes them free services and would never, ever, you know, treat them like... customers.

I'm sorry to hear that DD got scraped - were were acquaintances once, back in the days when forums represented a community - but it is 100% avoidable and 99% 'insurable' if you aren't being an ostrich.


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