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Woman Sues After Chase Declares Her Dead
NBC Miami ^ | Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011

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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: banks; chase
Jailed for Cashing Chase check at Chase bank
1 posted on 07/12/2011 10:43:05 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

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.


2 posted on 07/12/2011 10:47:21 AM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: nickcarraway
IMO, Chase is the absolute WORST when it comes to stuff like this. I refuse to do business with them, in any way, shape or form.


3 posted on 07/12/2011 10:49:24 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: Cinnamontea

Bank of America is even worse.


4 posted on 07/12/2011 10:50:48 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Cinnamontea

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.


5 posted on 07/12/2011 10:51:55 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: nickcarraway

Chase reply: I’m sorry, but we have no corporate procedures for bring people back from the dead.


6 posted on 07/12/2011 10:52:23 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: USMCPOP

They could hire Banking Jesus to do the resurrection.


7 posted on 07/12/2011 10:55:59 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Cinnamontea; Vigilanteman; longtermmemmory

Based on the articles, it seems like Chase is the worst.


8 posted on 07/12/2011 11:04:03 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: USMCPOP

if she promises to vote democratic they bring her back from the dead


9 posted on 07/12/2011 11:04:20 AM PDT by mt tom
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To: Cinnamontea

I use a credit union. No fees. Free check service. If they get a report I am dead they will call me for confirmation.


10 posted on 07/12/2011 11:06:03 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Cinnamontea
The same Chase which refused to cash their own cashiers check and instead had the check holder wrongfully jailed for fraud.

ABC News story about 'Washington Man Wrongfully Arrested for Check Fraud at Chase Bank Branch '

11 posted on 07/12/2011 11:18:53 AM PDT by Aroostook25
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To: mt tom

Being declared dead I would think is better then being dead


12 posted on 07/12/2011 11:28:47 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: mt tom

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.


13 posted on 07/12/2011 11:42:45 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

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.


14 posted on 07/12/2011 11:44:08 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


15 posted on 07/12/2011 11:44:44 AM PDT by drellberg
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To: arthurus
I use a credit union. No fees. Free check service. If they get a report I am dead they will call me for confirmation.

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.

16 posted on 07/12/2011 12:24:46 PM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

When I use my VISA more in a month than normal the CU calls to verify the charges.


17 posted on 07/12/2011 12:31:04 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: nickcarraway

As if suing will bring her back to life. ;-)


18 posted on 07/12/2011 1:34:13 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Cinnamontea
Agree. I'm Treasurer for our local HOA (please don't complain to me... we're actually trying to do a good job).

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.

19 posted on 07/12/2011 1:44:10 PM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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To: mgstarr

>>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.


20 posted on 07/12/2011 4:41:16 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: RJS1950

>>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.<<

By David R. Sands

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The Washington Times

5:45 a.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2009

President Bush on Monday formally asked Congress for the second half of the $700 billion Wall Street bailout package at the behest of President-elect Barack Obama as Democratic lawmakers said they have more faith in the incoming administration to spend the money wisely.


One party is as bad as the other. Bush was the one who doubled federal spending during his maladministration as republicans cheered him on.


21 posted on 07/12/2011 4:48:05 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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