Thursday, October 4, 2007

How Far Do You Trust...

Automated cash deposit machine?

Recently a friend went to the bank to deposit some cash. As you all know, nowadays most banks do not accept cash deposit over the counter, we have to deposit them via their deposit machine.

After slotting in the cash, the amount displayed on the screen did not tally, short of $1000. Without thinking, my friend just hit on the 'accept' button. That was a mistake.

He went to the bank to lodge a report. They said they'll check and let him know at the end of the day. So he thought that's fine.

NO, it wasn't fine. He didn't hear from the bank at the end of the day. So he called up the next day.

NO, there wasn't any extra $1000 in the machine. CASE CLOSED. PERIOD. FULL STOP.

Right, after venting out some frustrations to all who listened, there's quite a compilation of similar cases experienced by others. One even claimed that the bank he went to said that the machines are operated by an independent contracting company, so they (being the bank) have no direct dealings with the deposits. So in that case, where are they depositing the money with, the bank or the independent company? Does it make any sense?

Of course, there are bound to be fake claims and reports made by dishonest customers, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE GENUINE ONES?

Time to take out our old milk tins and clear some space under our beds?

6 comments:

Simba said...

Your poor friend. Luckily our banks still take cash over the counter.

Simba xx

serendipity said...

Hi Simba, yeah...a real bummer for him. Would be good if they still accept cash over the counter.

"ME N MY MILLION DOLLAR" said...

broad daylight roberry.

serendipity said...

And they have a legal licence to do it too sigh...

ET said...

Gee whiz...that's a bit of bad luck there mate!

serendipity said...

Hi et, yeah...it was!