Common Sense Costs Extra: Bank Sues Identity Theft Victim
from the sue-first,-ask-questions-later dept
There's no denying that identity theft is a big problem these days, and it can often be tricky for banks and other financial institutions to deal with the victims of such crimes while making sure that a real scam took place, but there are times where things get ridiculous. Digg points us to the news that a woman who was the victim of an identity theft that emptied her bank accounts in a matter of days has now been sued by Bank of America for $23,312.04 worth of overdraft. Of course, the activity draining her accounts probably should have set off alarms at the bank -- and even afterwards, before sending out the lawsuit, you'd think that the bank would take a look at the account to determine what likely happened. Of course, now that the woman's story is in the NY Post it's likely (one hopes) that the folks at BofA will reconsider -- but perhaps they should have checked things out before sending out the lawsuit.