January 23, 2022

Well, I’m really sorry about last week. It was my birthday the family showed up we went out got back more family a little party then the NFL playoffs and Sunday was gone. The week was spent trying to get a new bank account. Why a new bank account you ask? Well, my old one HSBC decided they didn’t want to deal with small depositors because they are leaving retail banking. When they first told me in April I was told by them that bank they were going to transfer me to not to worry. They lied, they said my living overseas would not be a problem. On January 14th I got an email telling me I needed a US-based phone number. I proceeded to give them my niece’s number. On Friday they told me they couldn’t use it they weren’t going to take my account because I live overseas. I said thanks for nothing you SOB’s and went looking for a new bank. Google said Capital One was the highest-rated bank for ex-pats. Expats are people that don’t live in the US. OK, so I called them to open an account informing them that I didn’t live in the US. They said we could work it out this was on Saturday the 15th. I waited till Monday to call back and they said they needed copies of our passports and that they need to be sent from my niece’s phone I said no problem We did that and they accepted them. Later when I didn’t hear anything else I called them back. Had to tell them what we had done and he proceeded to tell me I needed to send the passports again right now while we were on the phone. I told him we couldn’t do that because I had to send everything to my niece first. He said let me get my manager. He does and she says they can’t open the account because I don’t live in the US. I said but you listed as the number one bank for ex-pats and the other 5 people I have talked to said no problem. I also asked if they were lying to me she said no it looked like they were trying to circumvent the procedure to get me an account. I was kinda losing my mind right about now and said they did lie and so does your advertising then I hung up before I really got mad. I am now working with a credit union that is accepting me, but I have to have all this done by Feb. 18 or I go into banking limbo. This is a pissed of FATS and ANTONIA saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.

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