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How To Stick It To the Banks!

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posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 05:21 PM
The Banks have taken the average citizen to the proverbial cleaners, not once, not twice, but thrice.

Now the citizens are striking back!

Enter Roger Griffith. Mr. Griffith applied for an $80,000 Home Loan on a $385,000 Home that he was putting approximately 80% down on. The bank denied him the Home Loan, despite being a lifetime customer of the Bank with a flawless Credit History. So what does Mr. Griffith do?

He demands his entire Savings Account of $190,000 to be closed and paid to him in $20 denominations!

Then, to add insult to injury, he then insists that the bank count the entire amount to him by hand, not once but twice!

He then told the bank "If you don't support the community, the community won't support you."

Irate Bank Customer Hits Back

Here's to you Mr. Roger Griffith!

So this leads one to the question of if the Banks aren't supporting you, then what other ways can we strike back and stick it to the Banks to show that we are tired of being taken to the cleaners?

posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 08:02 PM
That's awesome!! Good for to here when the people win over the crooks. The banks have been defrauding the everyday citizen for decades and treat good people like this like dirt. Proud of this man I am.

posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 08:06 PM
Ha I wanna meet this guy and shake his hand.

Several years ago a family friend went into his bank of which he was also a lifetime member, his mortgage was there as well as a savings and RRSP's totalling almost $200,000. They were giving away free ipods to anyone who opened an account or something like that. He said, I want an Ipod. The bank said, sorry those are only for new customers. He then explained his life long customer status and how much assets were held with them. They still declined to hand him a free ipod.

And just as mr. Roger above here, closed and emptied every account and moved his mortgage to another institution.

edit: It really is a shame that the family friend didn't request 20's and make them count it twice haha that's so golden.

[edit on 23-7-2009 by king9072]

posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 08:10 PM
Great story and fair play to the guy...

But i LOVE this story...

"When Royal Bank of Scotland refused to refund £3,400 charges that Declan Purcell believed he was owed, he sent in the bailiffs.
Stunned customers at his branch of RBS watched as debt collectors seized four computers, two fax machines and a till filled with cash."

posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 08:12 PM
Or the old timer story of renting a safe deposit box and filling it with cheese, salmon and other perishables and leaving it alone for six months or so.

posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 08:15 PM
reply to post by fraterormus

More people need to do this

posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 11:09 AM
An Update on the situation:

Ironic Turn After Man's Wespac Protest

In an ironic twist on Mapua artist Roger Griffiths' protest withdrawal of his $190,000 savings in $20 notes from Westpac yesterday, the money was today back with Westpac.

Mr Griffiths deposited the cash at the Nelson Building Society in Richmond, but because NBS banks with Westpac, it has deposited the money there.

So, the guy withdraws his money from bad bank, deposits it in good bank, but the good bank doesn't hold cash in it's coffers and uses bad bank as it's depository.

So much for sticking it to the man.

The good news is that not only has Roger Griffith gotten a lot of media attention over the issue, and brought to light just how banks are not serving their customers in any way, shape, or form, but it's brought enough negative publicity to the Westpac Bank that they've vowed to change their tune, for whatever that's worth.

posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 11:25 AM
reply to post by fraterormus

Sadly, just as banks are a necessary evil in today's world, Mr. Griffith's money is now back in the same bank. It was fun while it lasted though.

posted on Jul, 27 2009 @ 11:27 AM
If you're in the UK, you can set up an 0870 number for free that routes through to your landline number.

Simply switch all your bank, utility, and any other service provider contacts to your new 0870* *** *** number and whenever they either call you themselves for any matter, or sell on your details to 3rd party marketing lists, THEY PAY YOU whenever they call!

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