As anyone that very closely follows my twitter feed might know, the bank told me Friday afternoon they had to close my debit card, and reissue me another one, by mail, (for my "protection") which is the biggest crock of shit, its for the BANKS protection, because they are the ones liable instead of me if anyone misuses this account. i'm only liable for $50--and this hassle is going to be costing me way more than that. especially if i have to fly back to vegas to pick up the new card from Vince in person, and he told me on the phone he will be watching for it carefully all week, for they claim it will be there within 7 days. i didnt think about rush delivery, but now this morning, i wonder if that wouldve been an option and if i shouldve suggested it? id have been willing to pay.
i dont have any type of address in AC to get mail, although i suppose i might have vince rush it to me overnight delivery at my hotel whereever ill be once it arrives.
u can see from twitter, Vook and Nick dont really understand. vook thinks i should be happy im being put thru all this hassle instead of the 1 in a million chance someone mightve fraudently charged my card and id been out $50. hes never been on the road without an address with only ONE type of debit card to his name. (wish id never thrown out my old dormat walmart and greendot cards). not sure if they were reactivatable by making a deposit, but i couldve tried. at least they had my name on it. i dont think theres any place in atlantic city to buy one with my name on it without waiting to have it come by mail or id do it.
Nick blames me for not telling the bank im out of town, and thats never been a problem, and of course i verified all the charges on the card were made by me, and so they couldve re-opened the card had they wanted. but they claimed it had been compromised and i wasnt the only one who had to deal with reissuance.
i dont really believe them, im sure its due to depositing on Bovada, or from the $100+ worth of bitcoin recently purchased. for every time i do something like that, it seems thats what always causes this to happen. this isnt the first time the banks forced me to get a new card. worry about how this will affect my Bovada withdrawals too.
im considering pay a ton of money to stay outside the casinos at a place id really not prefer to stay that costs too much just to not need a card and pay cash deposit. i dont know of any casinos outside NV that allow cash deposits, and only 2 in vegas. even the el cortez wont take cash deposits. if i did this, id stay for like 2 weeks til Vince can get me a new card overnite delivery to AC once he gets it within a week. hopefully they mailed it out yesterday.
im worried when i go to the Taj to check in sunday they wont take my new temp debit card the bank gave me without my name (says valued customer). the manager at the tropicana i explained the situation and she took it, at least i think that was the main manager, hopefully she didnt violate the rules when she took me. im not really sure which employee she talked to in the back. it might be easiest to cancel my sun-mon res at the Taj and my wed-thurs res there just to be safe, but that will cost me about $300 more, if i just stayed here all week instead. (not counting next fri and sat free rooms).
i dont need all the stress, this will affect me greatly emotionally a lot more than most people. id just as soon pay a round trip to vegas and back to avoid stressing, or never moving hotels until i get my new card in my name. (to avoid worrying not being allowed to check in). all i know is this is much more hassle than worrying about fraud charges.
from now on, as soon as i can, ill always have 2 debit cards, so ill never deal with this again the next time im cut off. another way to get a 2nd card is like with paypal, or tons of other companies. at least i dont have to show one in my name to board a flight, just ID. this new temp card will pay for things online, its just im afraid to if when i go to check in ill need more.
is there any hotels u can pay online using paypal and which website does that? and then a cash deposit in person? ones in this part of the country. doesnt have to be in AC, but at least close enough to travel to, such as Philly, newark DE, baltimore, etc. i also emailed a few hotels to ask about this in this area.
other than that, things are ok, im still over $24,200. my mother isnt feeling all that great after surgery and cant be online much for a while. with her hand the way it is.
anyone have ideas of ways to get a debit card with my name immediately or hotels that take cash? (that are safe to live at i mean)