Bank of America Taunts Armless Man, Demands Thumbprint for Check Cashing; Another Reason To Find a Real Bank
Bank of America, the most hated, incompetent and wanton financial institution to ever steal from, extort and blackmail American consumers reaches new lows every day as the 21st Century financial catastrophe grinds on to full-bore cannibal anarchy, this summer demonstrating a cackling, contemptuous diabolical disregard for the handicapped, literally flinging demands for a thumbprint at a man with no arms.
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Steve Valdez attempted to cash a check from his wife at a Tampa Bank of America branch this summer, only to be met by a teller and a supervisor who could only bark bank policies in his face and shrug contemptuously when Mr. Valdez told them they were in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. They responded, “Whatever!”, Mr. Valdez said, when he pointed out their crimes.
The bank employees somehow managed not to give Mr. Valdez the finger, though the supervisor did sneeringly suggest he just open up an account so they could figure out even more creative ways to victimize him. Bank of America, every one of its customers knows, would have far more latitude in torturing Mr. Valdez as a customer. He demurred, of course, recognizing he was being taunted by sadists.
Bank of America and its subsidiaries like MBNA are a plexus of criminal enterprises beyond contempt, a wanton cabal of grafting, scheming monsters bent on one thing: fee and fine the living fuck out of every depositor until they smarten the fuck up and quit this criminal enterprise for a real bank. If there were ever an event that should drive you from Bank of America to a real bank it is this event, this grotesque moment of cackling cruelty.
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Use the search engine to find thrifts and credit unions near you with four and five star safety and soundness ratings. Ask your friends about the thrifts and credit unions they patronize in your area and look up their ratings. Make sure your accounts are not tied into a plan or service scheme that subjects your or your family members’ accounts to dependencies of deposit levels. If so, organize a complete family migration plan and count on being fucked over for final fees and threats by this sick and twisted institution.
Make sure all your old checks have cleared. Open checking account at the new institution with a check from Bank of America, the last one you will ever write and wait a week before you write on the new account, at least, as Bank of America is as slow and incompetent as it is cruel and sadistic. Wait until your CDs mature and make a big show of arriving at the bank on the day of maturity to tell the managers what an evil shithouse of a bank it is and how glad you are to be through with it and how much you love working with a real bank.