Monday, August 20, 2007

Chase Bank: Liars and Thieves

I got one of those annoying phone calls today from Chase Bank.

Now, I am on the "Do Not Call" list, but since I have a couple of Chase credit cards, they can call and annoy me, trying to sell me stuff like identity theft protection, insurance to pay my bills if I get hurt, etc., etc., ad nauseum.

Let me tell you something about Chase Bank. Earlier this year, they were going to raise my interest rate to 31%! Yeah, you read that right. I was nowhere close to my limit, but I was late on one payment. I simply forgot to set up a payment online (I had gone paperless with them). But it was only once. It wasn't like I was habitually late. So I found a way to pay off my Chase accounts and will never use them again.

The other thing is this: Those annoying calls? They always come from India. It would be so bad, if the caller didn't identify himself as "Steve." C'MON!! STEVE??? I actually badgered one once until they admitted that the name they gave me wasn't really their name, but they wouldn't tell me their real name. This just agravates me to no end. It's bad enough that we are out-sourcing all of our jobs overseas, but don't lie to me! Especially when your accent is so thick I can barely understand you. I don't care if their name is Jeevan or Deepu, or Chopak, or whatever. That won't influence me against a phone caller. But lying to me will. I refuse to do business with a company that blatantly lies to me.

And Chase Bank lies.

TTFN, y'all!