Lisa Selle has $600 sucked out of her debit card in Las Vegas. Why won’t American Express cover her loss? “Lost $600 at an ATM in Las Vegas — can you help me get it back?”
At first, the court-ordered legal notice looked like junk mail. I was half right.
The notice was about junk — junk fees, that is.
“Looks like those gas station fees were a little scammy, after all”
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Question: I wanted to ask you about an ATM dispute that occurred last August. I tried to obtain funds from a single ATM in Las Vegas multiple times and my card was continuously declined. I received no cash. The following day, I checked my online banking and it showed that these transactions were pending on my checking account.
I then contacted Bank of America customer service and the representative assured me that if I did not receive any funds then my account would reflect this the following Tuesday.
“Las Vegas ATM stole $990 — can you help recover it?”
Cheaper isn’t always better.
On a recent trip to Bend, Ore., I discovered that cheaper can actually mean more expensive.
The scam was perpetrated by a service station selling unleaded gas that’s 10 cents lower than the other stations along the road. With gas prices pushing $4 a gallon, a 10-cent saving is nothing to sneeze at.
“Let’s hear it for this gas price bait and switch!”