Sunday, April 8, 2012
War Vet Wins Battle Against Bank Of America
It's not that Consumerist loves the act of shaming a big, greedy bank into doing the right thing — wait. Scratch that. They totally love it, which is why they’re happy that Bank of America finally refunded over $25,000 in fraudulent debit charges to a U.S. Army reservist. All it took was years of fighting, a little public flogging and collective indignation.
Two years had to go by before John will finally see the money that was taken from his account, after he paid for a few drinks at a club in Greece and someone else then charged thousands of dollars on his card. Bank of America had told him they'd done all that they could, and that he was on his own to battle the merchant for his funds.
ABC News says John's now waiting to receive his refund after a senior executive of veteran affairs from Bank of America called him on Wednesday evening to tell him the good news...
Find out more at http://consumerist.com/2012/04/public-shaming-does-the-job-bank-of-america-gives-army-vet-his-25k-back.html