My Daughter, the 13-Year-Old Terrorist

[Hey, You!] What OC bank told the feds their teen customer was evil?

We opened a teen account at your bank in anticipation of my daughter's junior-high school's history tour of Washington, D.C. My kid and I went into the Brea branch in February to open the account, and you couldn't wait for us to sign on the dotted line.  In mid-March, we made an ATM deposit of her allowance. Yet, when we went in early April to use the ATM for another deposit, the account had been mysteriously closed. You told us we would have to wait five to six days to get her money back. We totally freaked. Your manager kicked us out. We made a stink. You called and begged us to come back. No way. We demanded the dough, and you delivered it to our home.

Marla Campbell

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Later, in the mail, there was a cryptic note addressed to the 13-year-old that she had somehow violated Section 326 of the USA Patriot Act. We parents just hoped the pint-sized Patriot Act violator wouldn't be waterboarded en route to D.C. Please, don't let any other kid's piggy bank be raided due to your failure to comply with federal legislation. We are suburban customers, not terrorists.

 
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Scrooge McDuck
Scrooge McDuck

I fully emphasize with you... Banks sure believe in 'no customer service' these days. Picking on a youths account is just LOW. As low as the bank that charged a relative to COME INSIDE the bank, even when the ATM was broken. AS Low as the the bank that used my sisters actual phone number for ATM complaints/ customer service and refused to change it or believe it was a typo even after constant visits and complaints and even scraping the offending digits off the door (to be replaced by the same wrong number---morons!)Getting the manager to call the number finally got it removed. Then there is the bank that gobbled the bank that gobled the bank that now declares that my original Market Plus checking is not an interest bearing account but bugs me each time to do something because I have too much in the account to not be in one that earns interest. With banks like these, its almost enough to just hide my money in my mattress...at least it would be 'safe' there!

BACKSTABBINGFCK
BACKSTABBINGFCK

just tried sending in a 'hey you' to letters@ocweekly.com and it was frustrating as fucking shit.

HEY YOU, !TO THE MOTHERFUCKER THAT RUNS THE INTERNET FOR OCWEEKLY, LEARN HOW TO MAKE YOUR INBOX ACCEPT A 1 PARAGRAPH FULL EMAIL, YOU FUCKING DIPSHIT!

 
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