Dollar Rent A Car Systems, Inc. Complaint - Hidden deposit - Rented a Dollar car for two and a half days
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA -- I travel with a $500 card for business expenses on my trips.
After renting a car, lunch and a tank of gas, my card was declined at the motel I tried to stay at (1:15 AM). Luckily, the motel agreed to take my Debit card so I did not have to spend the night in my car.
I called my card provider to find out why they would not honor any more charges. That was when I found out about the $350 deposit charge on my card.
I complained about this deposit when I returned my card. The lady who checked me in told me that it would be gone within 4 hours. She also mentioned that "It would have been better if they had told you about it."
I will be talking to an attorney after the week-end is over. Anyone else up for a class action suit? I returned the car on Friday, this is Sunday and the deposit is still blocking my card.
If Dollar rents one million cars on a single day, that means that they have a $350 million dollar "slush fund" that gets renewed everyday. Back in the Nineties, the government stopped banks from doing these similar "funds" by not accrediting your checking "Deposits" for three days, but using the money in the meantime.
A class action suit will work here.
When I returned on Friday to the Dollar facility at the Oakland airport, I complained about this deposit on my card.