Did Your Bank Offer You A 'Free Checking Account', Only To Find Out It Was Not Free?

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Americas Watchdog has discovered that numerous U.S. banks have offered millions of U.S. consumers "free checking accounts" that in fact were never free. Americas Watchdog has now now initiated a national outreach to consumers that may feel have fallen prey to this possible intentional scheme. "If a consumer thought he, she or they were getting a 'free Checking account,' it should have been free," according to Americas Watchdog.

Americas Watchdog is one of the premier consumer advocacy groups in the U.S. focused on consumer finance or homeowner-related issues. Americas Watchdog has initiated a nationwide investigation seeking consumer complaints related to banks offering "free checking accounts". What Americas Watchdog has started to discover is that "free checking" may not exactly be free. If a consumer was told by a bank that "checking account was free", only to discover that in fact there were numerous charges associated with the "free checking", they should contact Americas Watchdog. Americas Watchdog would like to hear from any person who has had this occur in order that they can more fully investigate the specifics. Items that are suspect to Americas Watchdog are as follow:

  • A consumer signs up for a "free checking account" and later they get billed for the checks, or subsequent check orders.
  • A consumer signs up for a "free" checking account and then get billed by their bank.
  • A consumer's "free" checking account comes with any type of fees.
  • A consumer's free checking account comes with a debit card that has annual or other fees associated with its activation.

Americas Watchdog feels that the "free checking account" scheme is a widespread problem. Americas Watchdog also believes that millions of unsuspecting consumers have fallen prey to the form of bait and switch and they want to hear from consumers who feel like their "free checking account" was in fact not free. For more information please feel free to call Americas Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466 or visit their web site at Http://BanksWatchdog.Com.

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