The Update I didn’t want to make. Washington Federal steals from Disabled People.

I am alive. I am also annoyed. I keep trying to update with nice things like the fact my carer is awesome, and the agency sucks. I keep wanting to update on helpful things. Instead I am going to paste my facebook status about Washington Federal bank who stole from me. Flat out. Stole. Shocking? Doubtful. It is a bank. Do I want this passed on? Yep. If you are with them should you run? Far and fast.

 

This post is public. I want to have you all share this because the bank Washington Federal is underhanded, slimy and needs to lose customers. I didn’t ever open an account. They bought my bank. The building is in accessible. My account was bought out in 2008. The first thing they did was lose it. I had to find proof of my account amid surviving my exhusband’s attempts on my life, my disability issues etc. Their building is NOT ADA compliant. THe doors are too heavy for my carer to open without struggle, there is no button and often they ignore you trying to get in. When I settled for the drive through as I couldn’t juggle between banks and everything else. They called me after and miscounted money. They wanted me to drop what I was doing and go back to make sure they hadn’t given me too much. On the contrary they shorted me but I was not wanting to challenge the seizures that can happen when i deal with numbers so I had trusted. That never occured again. Several seizures and migranes and counting and the next few times same thing. So I only went inside and only when I had to. A friend helped me set up a bluebird account. I had a free account, and left enough to keep it free and hopefully save.

A few years of this bullshit go by and every visit is accompanied by a promise they are working on the door. I stopped pretending to believe them. A transaction where a friend sent money to pay for vet bills went awry and they…lost my money. Again. Why didn’t I close? At this time there weren’t alternatives and my exhusband’s financial abuse meant I didn’t HAVE options. If I wanted my SSi to pay bills I was stuck. Soon though that changed with the shift from paperchecks to bank cards. I switched immediately as often my bank didn’t have my pay on the first and this endangered my ability to keep my home and eat. Living on six hundred dollars a month for years the added stress was one I didn’t need. So I kept the account as an emergency back up with 100 dollars. It was hard but I decided an emergency may happen.

I with drew seventy five of it last year because I had uncovered medication I needed and no alternative. I got my first statement since then a few days ago with no money, and a notice of closure today. The statement arrived on a Saturday and yesterday (Monday) I was dealing with other things related to my health and the surgery I just had. so I call. I sit on hold for ten minutes not trusting them to call me back and get told how I should feel bad for the BANKER in all thisbecause he has had disabled and elderly relations die. Their inaccessible bank tells me this is probable bullshit and he doesn’t care. The fact that I am now out money because they felt they could change policy without actually notifying me? I am just screwed.

So if you bank with Washington Federal CHECK YOUR ACCOUNT. Their irregular statements sent whenever they feel like it are an issue, i will be filing complaints over their head and in the end? Just close the account if you can. I considered it earlier this year and regret not doing it since I now DO have options. It just means I can’t cash a check. I don’t really get those often anymore. Pass this on, because if you care about yourself, others, or just want banks who treat people this way to go out of business its the only way. For the strangers who read this I am extremely disabled with multiple health issues which are rare and untreatable, I live on SSI which is now 700 a month for rent, food, utilities, and the care for my pets. Assistance is something everyone needs and when a bank loses your monthly check then you have to prove you had an account multiple times but you are trapped and they know it? Its horrible. No one should be treated this way. My anger doesn’t have much pull but you being aware does. So share this. Spread it around. The fact that they couldn’t treat me with basic respect and expected me to just be happy about this is the worst part. The fact that apparently I am the same as a dead person is strange to me but the management doesn’t care.

If you want to call the branch and personally let them know you heard about this, this isn’t my legal name (not giving that as this is my preferred name) but you can talk to the manager Juan. Their phone number is 505-291-3700. Feel free to ask them questions about this. They will lie, they will give bullshit answers. Ask them about their inaccessible building and wait for the excuse of “We’re working on that.” There is no excuse for this behavior. For those in question the specific building is the one on Eubank but all their locations are THIS BAD. The bank they bought out was actually quite good. I am going to the better business bureau. I am going to push but we all know Banks are seen as untouchable. If all their customers leave? They aren’t.

Paypal and Ebay (Fail Alert)

Ugh. What a horrible financial day. Though over all my day was good, I finally got to pick up the comic book stuff from Lobo that I wanted. They held the statue and books patiently while everything went wrong as it came to getting them. As you all know my computer equipment has all decided to die, so I decided hey, I can try and save money on Ebay. Stop laughing, I should have known better.

Right now Paypal is going out of it’s way to make me not want to use them. I am going to continue to do so until I find a viable alternative then I am pulling out. First, they gave the wrong address to the shipper. This meant I had to email the guy in a panic because they sent it to some place I have never been. Secondly, they then unverified my address so the other item I bought is on hold while I reverify with no credit card. The person on Paypal’s call in line was VERY rude about my not wanting to use a bank account and refusing to buy a temporary credit card just for her. Seriously! Why should I have to in order to spend money that I actually had to jump through hoops to put in? They profit off of every purchase, so they are really going this route? I told myself I would say something.

Now that you are curious as to what I bought, I bought a wireless trackball and a hat. I paid much less for this hat than I would have in person even with shipping (well that was free actually). I got a hat… warn in the last Batman movie. The Dark Knight. My baseball cap is a little big but it has the Gotham City Police Department Logo. Perfect for cosplaying and protecting myself from sun. Not everything goes with a Fedora sadly.

The second item I just opened. I was leery about this purchase for a few reasons. 1. It’s electronic. Ebay is for things from far far away. 2. The seller’s feedback wasn’t 100% but it wasn’t sooo low that I would cry over it. 3. As is. The seller stated it works. So I tried it, and nope no worky. I opened the battery compartment and found it full of acid. Fun stuff that. I cleaned it up, which is apparently a mistake with this sales person because … well let me get there first. I tried it with a fresh battery. Nope. The reciver is still not working. THen I notice the wires that are torn out of the USB connector. My bad. I bought junk.

I contact the seller. He screams via text. It wasn’t just the all caps, it was actually the phrasings. TheSixFees is this persons user name and I am in the process of reporting them for fraud. Yes the item is used, yes it is as is. Yes he offered a refund after trying to force me to send him photographs of the damage. After denying that it was broken. He even said to call his wife and that his “nephue” was positive I was just a liar. So, I have to find a post office and go soon. I stated it was not convenient for me to do so, so his reacting as if I wanted to have to spend MORE money to send this back to get my money returned is ridiculous. It is illogical to presume anyone wants to waste money on ebay.

I am sending the item back and providing tracking, I am also going to report this (censored) for fraud. I bought a trackball for the explicit purpose of using it. My thought was that I could save myself a lot of frustration as I constantly drop the trackball I have. It hits the floor about six times a day because it has a cord. The new keyboard purchased at Walmart (no where local sells trackballs damn it) has alraedy proven that my ancient keyboard that was build 11 years ago died as a result of serious abuse. I broke that sucker. Woops.

I at the very least will try again but this is the only way I can think of to protect the people I know from a bad seller. I am not enjoying ebay, the process while logical in theory is full of liars, cheaters, and people who are out to get you. I feel this man falls into that category. (They specified their gender, this is not a presumption). I am considering accidentally mailing them cat poop with the trackball but that is just mean. I actually had to get help prying the trackball out as it wouldn’t turn!

So buyer beware, I am going to go sulk now. (Not really, I am going to watch a movie then take a nap)

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