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originally posted by: novem
Although some large cities have private vault services available, maybe that is a option.
originally posted by: Hecate666
I don't like that my money doesn't seem to be 'mine'. You have to beg and explain and prove and in the end they can refuse you your own money. Why?
Ultimately it may be for a variety of reasons [that I don't agree with] but it will be done under the guise of 'terrorism prevention' or tax fraud.
However this means that we are all seen as guilty and as one of the most honest people you could ever meet, this is an insult to me.
We are generally not too well off but still get lump sums every now and then, from sales of our own things, or checks from family or other completely legal things.
It used to be that bank accounts were sacret. What you did with your money was your business and that is how it should be.
If they truly want to catch terrorists there are ways to get the info. But living in a small town where I have been for almost 10 years and an account I had over 20 years, I believe strongly that I should't be treated like someone who has something to hide.
Buying large things starts an interrogation. Friendly but persistent. Banks are up their own asses so much, we should all walk out and see how they are getting on without our money. Maybe that would put things into perspective again.
Gone are the times where they fell over backwards when you were a customer [70's and 80's], now you are just a cash-cow, ready to be milked and abused.