And can they refuse to close my account? I know that if it is closed they will re-open it for any debts that come in and then charge you a insufficient funds fee and I believe that after 30 days of a zero balance they close it.
Thanks in advance.
Reason I am asking is that I am closing the account tomorrow, after my SS comes in. The lady at the bank said that if I close the account and a debt (check) comes in (which will be from one of the payday thiefs) they will reopen the account and charge me the insufficient fees. She also said that each time a check comes in I have to go back to the bank and close the account again. Since I have several loans from the sharks I could be going back to close the account 9 times (3 loans submitted 2 or 3 times) and have to close the account each time. It will have a zero balance so I don't understand this. She was rude and gave me the impression that she could just freeze my account. Caused me concern. Thank again. Save
Closing an account when you know you have outstanding checks is a crime. The only reason you have not been prosecuted is payday loan companies are specifically not allowed to be considered victims of check fraud. They can continue to pursue you until you resolve the debts or declare bankruptcy.
The bank is completely within their rights. It costs them money when you bounce checks.