Complaint 86344 Details
- Date Occurred: 02/17/2012
- Reported Damages: $2,044.74
On February 17th my step daughter, Jessica Dame's federal income tax return was deposited to my Green Dot card. On the 18th I went to retrieve more money from my account to give her for her return as my card has a $400 dollar ATM and $400 teller limit per day. On the 18th of February I found that my account had been "blocked" by Green Dot. According to them because her information failed to match mine on the account. They informed us (after speaking with both of us on the phone) that we needed to provide proof of identity, Jessica was also to have a letter of consent notarized, fax said documents to them, and the matter could be resolved in 7 to 10 business days. What malarkey! The documents were faxed to Green Dot on the 20th of February, said to have been received on the 21st. I have never known a fax to take an entire day to go through. Laziness in retrieval, yes. Not caring because a resolution is not what the company is seeking, yes. I have jumped through all their hoops and called just about everyday, only to get the same runaround rhetoric. The last call I placed was on March 5 when I spoke with a supposed supervisor named Rez who informed me that "he could see here that RJ was able to verify the information you provided" and in further conversation asked me to "let me contact our compliance department and see if I can take care of this for you today". Then Rez politely said that he would call me back after talking with them. Of course this never happened. Later that day I called back to talk to Raquel, who informed me that in fact nothing had been verified. She also then informed me that she would also need to talk to "Kathleen" who had deposits to this account. (By the way my name is Kathy....formally known to most Americans also as Kathleen) She then proceeded to recite my own phone number to me and asked if this was a contact number for Kathleen. I, needless to say, was almost dumbfounded at her ignorance. Once again I called back later that evening hoping to get something solved as this was the 10th business day, 15th day total in which they had stolen my money from me. Much to my amazement a (said) supervisor answered the phone. After arguing with Edgaar, he said he would connect me with the resolution department. Which, of course, was yet again unable to happen. Expressing sorrow over the failure to rectify my account, something NO ONE there seems to be able to do. They don't care that I have payments to make in which the funds they have stolen from myself and my step daughter are incurring late payments as well as other penalties.
To add insult to injury, on an account that they have "blocked" from my use, they accepted a deposit from the state of Kentucky on March 5th. Also oddly enough ATM and teller fees mysteriously get taken from my account and then added back with no reversal of charges or the original charge showing on my account transaction history when they are finished with their creative accounting. Yes, I do have proof of this.
Could someone please tell me if there is a way to get their money back from these lying thieves?
Received response from one complaint I filed, thought others might find this information useful.
March 8, 2012
Dear Ms. Kathleen Westerfield:
This e-mail is to acknowledge our receipt of your correspondence on February 29, 2012.
Please be advised that the entity you are inquiring about is subject to supervisory oversight by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for certain consumer protection laws and regulations. Accordingly, we are forwarding your correspondence to that agency, at the address below, for appropriate attention.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
PO Box 4503
Iowa City, IA 52244
- Anonymous SBID #44084ffea8
- Posted 03/12/2012
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- Complaint Against GreenDot Corporation
- Complaints Filed: 53
- Reported Damages: $42,613.68
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