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a kennedy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:11 AM
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Bank Gave Counterfeit Bills, Couple Says
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A couple has contacted the Secret Service claiming a Central Florida bank gave them 10 counterfeit bills during a transaction.

Ulises Garcia said he was withdrawing cash from a Wachovia Bank and depositing it into a Bank of America so he could pay his bills online.

However, the Bank of America teller noticed something funny about 10 of the 36 $100 bills Garcia said he received from Wachovia Bank -- they were counterfeit, Local 6's Tony Pipitone reported.

However, the bank has not given Garcia or his fianc, Joann Rodriguez, any money.

"We have big plans," Rodriguez said. "We were planning to get married in about two or three months."

"And this money's pretty important?" Pipitone asked.

"Very important," Rodrguez said. "It's a big part of our wedding."

"It is really frustrating for us," Garcia said. "The bank is not doing anything about it. (It's) just not giving us any solutions at all."

A Wachovia representative said it will not refund any money because it can't verify the $1,000 in counterfeit notes were the same bills Garcia was handed by their teller.

But weeks later, Wachovia did refund $40 to another customer with a similar story, Local 6 has learned.

Garcia said Wachovia is ripping him off and has alerted the sheriff's office, the Secret Service and the media.

Full article: http://www.local6.com/news/16960809/detail.html

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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:15 AM
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1. We may all need to purchase one of those pens that identifies phony money?
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:17 AM
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2. I wonder...
Investors question financial sector rebound

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Surprisingly large second-quarter losses at Wachovia Corp. and Washington Mutual Inc. have quickly revived concerns that the financial sector still has a long way to go before it recovers from the year-old credit crisis.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080722/ap_on_bi_ge/earns_b...
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:20 AM
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3. my first reaction to the story
was a snarky: Well that is a novel way for Wachovia to attempt to solve its cash-flow problems...
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Tammie Donating Member (361 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:21 AM
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4. My bank gave me a bad $20 once
I didn't find out til I tried to pay for something at the store and the cashier thought it looked odd. She used one of those pens and sure enough, a counterfeit. Looking at it, I have to say it was cut funny, the color was a little too green and the words "In God We Trust" were missing from the back of it.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:22 AM
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5. maybe that's how Wachovia is planning to pay the people who are banking with them
when the people want to take their money out of Wachovia and put it somewhere safe ...

print their own money ...
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