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Senior Contributor

I was amused

I just got back from the bank and deposited $7K and change. Then I wrote a check out for $500 cash and she request to see my drivers license. I thought it amusing that I could deposit $7k in checks and she didn't need an ID  but she did need an ID for my withdrawal.

 

I'll have to remember that the next time I make a deposit. I'll ask to see her ID. I think they are a bank and they owe almost everyone in town. Why should we trust them?

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Veteran Advisor

Re: I was amused

Maybe she thought you looked shifty?

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Honored Advisor

Re: I was amused

They know a shady character when they see one  Smiley Wink   Actually, they didn`t think it was really you, cause you never make withdrawls, only put money in the bank.

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Honored Advisor

Re: I was amused

Maybe she has read your posts on here and couldn't believe it was really you......Smiley Wink

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Senior Advisor

Re: I was amused

That is kind of funny -- although anyone can make a deposit into your account, while withdrawals are limited to those who you have authorized (at least, in theory).  Remember reading a story one time several years ago about a scam -- people had printed up a bunch of deposit slips with their own account pre-printed on them and left them on table in lobby of their bank -- bank customers unwittingly used the deposit slips to make deposits.

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Advisor

Re: I was amused

Switzerland now has a negative interest rate for large depositors
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Veteran Advisor

Re: I was amused

The reality is that the USA has had an effective interest rate ( after adjusting for the diminished value of the purchasing power of a dollar) way into the negatives for a long time already. Maybe having your money in swiss francs, and only losing a .25% amount each year to the bank is a better deal than getting the .25% interest here in the states, and the federal reserve printing your holdings down in value each year.