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Old 04-13-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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I just received an automated phone call from Ontario from the number:
416-273-8280 saying that my Bangor Savings Bank card has been suspended due to possible fradulent access. I was asked to "press one" to be connected to a customer service rep. Naturally, being the "squint-eyed" cynic I am, I promptly hung up and called the Bangor office.

This is a scam! Apparently they've been advertising it on the news, but I've been working my upside down shifts lately and missed it.

I just wanted everyone who also missed it to be aware of it.
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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again? they seem to get targeted a lot!

A few years ago we got to PEI and couldn't use our Visa debit card issued through them. Turns out that their security had been compromised and they froze everything... no phone call to us, no warning, nothing. Thank goodness we had other means to pay for our expenses and get home! We figured it could happen though, and gave them the benefit of the doubt. After the second time their system was compromised we changes banks.
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Maine
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It does seem odd that it's always Bangor Bank. I think we definitely need to change. I've not been happy with their limited hours, anyway. That's a bit scary!
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:49 PM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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again? they seem to get targeted a lot!

A few years ago we got to PEI and couldn't use our Visa debit card issued through them. Turns out that their security had been compromised and they froze everything... no phone call to us, no warning, nothing. Thank goodness we had other means to pay for our expenses and get home! We figured it could happen though, and gave them the benefit of the doubt. After the second time their system was compromised we changes banks.

Yep. The crooks are getting even more tricky now. I've never had a problem with Bangor Savings, but my other visa had to be replaced twice because of the TJMaxx and Hannaford messes. I pretty much just use cash now.

I had to laugh the other day when I was in line at Walgreens. The person in front of me swiped her card 4 or 5 times and it wouldn't go through. As I stood there (for the 5 minutes that it took to straighten it out) with my cash in hand I thought to myself "So much for that foolish commercial showing every gleaming face going through a line while swiping their credit card - until the person came up to write a check." Ahhhh...that's "progress."
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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It does seem odd that it's always Bangor Bank. I think we definitely need to change. I've not been happy with their limited hours, anyway. That's a bit scary!

Oh, I don't think it's always Bangor Savings. They're all subject to the same crooks. Bank of America and some of the Credit Unions have gotten nailed too. They can "build a better trap" but those who are as dishonest as these pukes appear to be, are pretty clever when it comes to circumventing the "safety measures". Too bad they don't put their talent to better use.
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