Skip to comments.Woman Sues After Chase Declares Her Dead
Posted on 07/12/2011 10:42:56 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Bank's mistake leads to financial troubles for Florida woman
A central Florida woman says she having numerous financial troubles because of a bank error. Chase Bank USA declared her dead last November.
Wrenella Pierre has filed a lawsuit and Chase officials said Monday they're investigating how the mistake happened.
When Pierre and her husband, Curtis, built their Oviedo home in 2007, they got two mortgages through Chase.
According to the lawsuit, the bank notified credit-reporting agencies last year that Pierre had died. They sent a letter of condolence to the family, saying someone from the bank would be in touch about the mortgage balance.
advertisement Pierre says she notified bank officials that she was alive and followed up by going to a local branch to correct the mistake.
A month later, the lawsuit alleges, credit agencies still reported her dead.
American Express once declared me dead. They did send a nice letter to my estate though.
At least I got them to comp me the annual fee for that year.
Bank of America is even worse.
In the race for the bottom of the sewer, Chase and Bank of America would provide each other with keen competition. I’d still give a slight edge to Bank of America, however.
Chase reply: I’m sorry, but we have no corporate procedures for bring people back from the dead.
They could hire Banking Jesus to do the resurrection.
Based on the articles, it seems like Chase is the worst.
if she promises to vote democratic they bring her back from the dead
I use a credit union. No fees. Free check service. If they get a report I am dead they will call me for confirmation.
Being declared dead I would think is better then being dead
They don’t care if she promises to vote democrat. The party of criminals will always vote the rolls of the dead regardless of any mistake. If it says she’s dead then for democrat vote stealing purposes she is.
They could hire Banking Jesus to do the resurrection.”
You have been listening too much to Charlie Rangle and his “What Would Jesus Do?” response re the debt.
This happened to my mother! She has uncommon but (as it turns out) not altogether rare names, both first and last. So when her lazy a*s life insurance agent discovered a woman with the same first and last (but not middle) name in the obituaries one day, he reported her as dead to the life insurance company. Never bothered to do any real checking. Just assumed it was my mom.
I gotta tell ya, once the machinery is set in motion it is hard to reverse. A shocking number of parties have an interest in whether one is alive or dead, including the government. And the word gets around REAL fast. And once they figure that you’re dead, you might as well be dead.
My mom was beyond furious with her knucklehead life insurance agent and spent at least 6 months trying to set everything straight.
And yet ... It has made for a good story.
Ditto, mine recently called me because someone was using my debit card and they were suspicious. Didn't cost me a dime and I received a new card and now use it very differently than I did before. A bank would probably not have notified me of any suspicious behavior.
When I use my VISA more in a month than normal the CU calls to verify the charges.
As if suing will bring her back to life. ;-)
During a refinance last year, Chase requested proof of insurance for our common properties like pool, clubhouse, and so forth. I kept explaining that we don't have those things, but they were insistent. Chase finally called our insurance agent and was astounded that we don't insure things we do not have. They're a bunch of office drones.
I hope I never have to deal with them again.
>>At least I got them to comp me the annual fee for that year.<<
Huh? I have never paid an annual fee. A couple of times different companies have sent me the paperwork to send them $100 for the privilege of using their card. I would call and ask to cancel the card. They would ask why? I would reply that I don’t pay to use anyones card because I have half a dozen others to use. They would start begging me not to cancel. The only two that I have ever refused to keep were CitiBank and Chase.
Chase sent me a deal this year. I can use their card for one year at 0% interest and they will deduct $300. So I put $5000 in medical bills on it. I’ll pay it off in full a month before the year runs out, cut the card up and toss it. I’m curious if they’ll want to do it again next year.
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