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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 08:03 AM
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61. This is absolutely insane.
The Dems and Obama need to get some regulations in place FAST.
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  -Don't Leave Home; Your Credit Card is on Hold myrna minx  Mar-08-09 10:27 PM   #0 
  - "investigations" were being done, not in the US, but in India."  OhioChick   Mar-08-09 10:30 PM   #1 
  - At least they aren't using prison labor.  Seldona   Mar-08-09 10:40 PM   #7 
  - For most Amex cards, paying off every month to a zero balance  lapfog_1   Mar-09-09 12:40 AM   #32 
     - I have a friend with what I consider a far worse experience with Amex.  BobTheSubgenius   Mar-09-09 02:56 AM   #39 
     - what a great way to get your money paid back.  ejpoeta   Mar-09-09 07:30 AM   #58 
     - OT: I don't often run into people who use that expression.  Pacifist Patriot   Mar-09-09 04:06 PM   #67 
     - AmEx used to be ONLY "charge" card..pay in full every month  SoCalDem   Mar-09-09 04:13 PM   #69 
  - Fricking unbelievable!  napoleon_in_rags   Mar-08-09 11:22 PM   #23 
  - Might not be racist, but it damn well is nationalist.  Deja Q   Mar-09-09 04:49 PM   #74 
     - I hear you. n/t  OhioChick   Mar-09-09 07:36 PM   #81 
  - Good ending for Cathy  MissB   Mar-08-09 10:33 PM   #2 
  - I guess its time to let Amex go the way of the wind... fuck them getting any stim money.  glowing   Mar-08-09 10:34 PM   #3 
  - Amex converted to a bank holding company, and did receive funds from TARP.  mwooldri   Mar-09-09 07:07 AM   #53 
  - So....someone in India is deciding whether she can pay her bills?  ChromeFoundry   Mar-08-09 10:35 PM   #4 
  - Everyone treated this way should cancel their cards, and inform the nosy credit card co  Liberty Belle   Mar-08-09 10:35 PM   #5 
  - Against your will it will affect your credit score (by closing them) for 1-3 yrs.  glinda   Mar-09-09 12:00 AM   #26 
     - Agreed  NikolaC   Mar-09-09 07:10 AM   #54 
        - The Credit Bureau's impact every single Americans life  MadMaddie   Mar-09-09 06:39 PM   #77 
  - Wheres the government in protecting consumers from abusive practices?  DJ13   Mar-08-09 10:37 PM   #6 
  - Until there are some major perp walks- this sort of deal is only going to get worse  depakid   Mar-08-09 10:41 PM   #9 
  - If she hadn't called customer service herself...  regnaD kciN   Mar-08-09 10:40 PM   #8 
  - I agree  katanalori   Mar-08-09 10:52 PM   #13 
  - At the link, this was verified by her and the author of the article. n/t  myrna minx   Mar-08-09 10:53 PM   #14 
     - regardless  annabanana   Mar-09-09 04:34 AM   #42 
  - easy to say, but my amex is automaically paying every bill I ahve excpet for rent. It would take  robinlynne   Mar-09-09 10:37 PM   #87 
  - Tax prep firms already farm out (read outsource) tax returns  ohtransplant   Mar-08-09 10:47 PM   #10 
  - Good point.  OhioChick   Mar-08-09 10:49 PM   #12 
  - are you talking h.r. block?  shanti   Mar-08-09 11:40 PM   #25 
  - The Big Four outsource the work to india as well  kywildcat   Mar-09-09 05:37 AM   #45 
  - It could really happen at almost any firm  ohtransplant   Mar-09-09 07:06 AM   #52 
  - Credit Reporting Agencies  NikolaC   Mar-09-09 06:50 AM   #48 
  - Google IRS + Outsourcing + tax returns sometime  havocmom   Mar-09-09 10:11 AM   #63 
  - Is that why H&R Block got busted a couple of years ago for fudging up their own taxes & income?  Deja Q   Mar-09-09 04:53 PM   #75 
  - Yeah, they cut me off on a trip for no good reason  Tab   Mar-08-09 10:48 PM   #11 
  - +10 -- it's almost impossible any more to travel with out a card. nt  xchrom   Mar-08-09 10:53 PM   #15 
  - Traveler's checks????  dixiegrrrrl   Mar-09-09 06:34 AM   #47 
     - Guess again.  mwooldri   Mar-09-09 07:05 AM   #51 
     - Nobody uses them any more. I've seen tourists get blank stares of confusion when trying  grace0418   Mar-09-09 07:44 AM   #59 
     - Yeah, the last time I used traveller's checks  NoPasaran   Mar-09-09 04:47 PM   #73 
     - LOL, you don't travel much  anigbrowl   Mar-09-09 04:14 PM   #70 
  - I dumped Amex last year after 20 years  ThoughtCriminal   Mar-08-09 10:54 PM   #16 
  - We need some more reform when it comes to these pond scum  47of74   Mar-08-09 10:56 PM   #17 
  - Sounds like federal prosecutor investigation material to me. Major scam  McCamy Taylor   Mar-08-09 10:57 PM   #18 
  - AMEX is giving a LOT of people grief that they hadn't before...  cascadiance   Mar-08-09 11:00 PM   #19 
  - They did the same thing to me...twice  Trekologer   Mar-09-09 06:57 AM   #50 
  - Yes.  Pithlet   Mar-09-09 04:59 PM   #76 
  - Amex is dying  SOS   Mar-09-09 07:17 PM   #79 
  - Check out Kevin D Johnson's odyssey with Amex.  myrna minx   Mar-09-09 08:35 PM   #82 
  - So just cancel the cards.  gristy   Mar-08-09 11:05 PM   #20 
  - Can we cancel the credit card bills as well?  brentspeak   Mar-08-09 11:28 PM   #24 
     - I have a hunch that is what will be coming next....  Rockholm   Mar-09-09 06:51 AM   #49 
  - American Express taken over by foreigners?  marshall   Mar-08-09 11:05 PM   #21 
  - BWAHHHHAAAAAHHHAAAA. China already owns Walmart!  glinda   Mar-09-09 12:04 AM   #27 
  - That happened to my mom and she had her business account since the 70s.  EFerrari   Mar-08-09 11:05 PM   #22 
  - The credit-card companies are finished with us...  CoffeeCat   Mar-09-09 12:12 AM   #28 
  - you're right CoffeeCat,  yorgatron   Mar-09-09 04:00 AM   #40 
  - I've been a cardholder since  SheilaT   Mar-09-09 12:12 AM   #29 
  - Amex is getting bad  customerserviceguy   Mar-09-09 12:13 AM   #30 
  - she should ask THEM for their financial statements - since the govt seems not to know it  tomm2thumbs   Mar-09-09 12:33 AM   #31 
  - Welcome to DU, tomm2thumbs.  myrna minx   Mar-09-09 08:39 PM   #83 
  - Tax returns aren't going to tell them anything about ability to pay.  Doremus   Mar-09-09 01:00 AM   #33 
  - Is this real? It sure sounds like a hoax.  Bette Noir   Mar-09-09 01:03 AM   #34 
  - At the link, this was confirmed by the writer of the column. Unfortunately, it's not a hoax. n/t  myrna minx   Mar-09-09 08:41 PM   #84 
  - Credit card companies sell a product like anyone else, but we've given them almost total control.  quiet.american   Mar-09-09 01:50 AM   #35 
  - Count me in as another  canaar   Mar-09-09 02:00 AM   #36 
  - This has been happening to so many Amex customers. It's just shocking how  myrna minx   Mar-09-09 08:44 PM   #85 
  - Yikes.  progressoid   Mar-09-09 02:03 AM   #37 
  - I've been SHOCKED by the new credit climate.  BobTheSubgenius   Mar-09-09 02:37 AM   #38 
  - The story omits some critical information  cosmicone   Mar-09-09 04:24 AM   #41 
  - You also bring up a point that the whole thread is missing....  GoCubsGo   Mar-09-09 08:01 AM   #60 
  - One solution to the late fee  pipi_k   Mar-09-09 10:04 AM   #62 
     - Be careful paying early......I've done that thinking it would go to the  snappyturtle   Mar-09-09 04:33 PM   #72 
  - I have no love for AMEX, but you bring up an important consideration.  Pacifist Patriot   Mar-09-09 04:09 PM   #68 
  - You're simply guessing.  Pithlet   Mar-09-09 10:49 PM   #88 
  - Where are the NOPers and FED on this?  radfringe   Mar-09-09 04:44 AM   #43 
  - AmEx aren't the only ones doing this  aikanae   Mar-09-09 05:35 AM   #44 
  - Holy. Crap. n/t  busymom   Mar-09-09 05:39 AM   #46 
  - Wait a gosh darn minute. ... can't remember being late on a payment ...  NNN0LHI   Mar-09-09 07:10 AM   #55 
  - Screw 'em then,  MadHound   Mar-09-09 07:11 AM   #56 
  - well, I would have asked for a higher up...  carlyhippy   Mar-09-09 07:15 AM   #57 
  - This is absolutely insane.  Marrah_G   Mar-09-09 08:03 AM   #61 
  - This article made my jaw drop. n.t  myrna minx   Mar-09-09 10:19 AM   #64 
  - OK I just read the article...Barclay Bank did the same thing  pipi_k   Mar-09-09 11:02 AM   #65 
  - AMEX is the fucking worst.  tjwash   Mar-09-09 11:17 AM   #66 
  - Over selling credit cards caused a lot of the financial problems the CC companies  Fla Dem   Mar-09-09 04:27 PM   #71 
  - Checks?  blaze   Mar-09-09 07:09 PM   #78 
  - Demand American Express' s tax returns for the past three years,  Uncle Joe   Mar-09-09 07:33 PM   #80 
  - shit!!!!!!  robinlynne   Mar-09-09 10:33 PM   #86 
 

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