Wal-Mart Complaint - Walmart is in Bed with Banking Institutions
After Black Friday, my bank (PNC Bank), called me to verify charges that were made to my debit card. As I took the call, my bank card was sitting right in front of me! I live in Washington, D. C., and my card was used at a Wal-Mart and Target in Long Island New York, and online Austin, Texas, and Charlotte N. C. Out of four charges that were pending, only one was posted to my account, Wal-Mart $270.88. Fortunately, my bank gave me my money back pending the investigation, which includes me submitting an affidavit. I still want to know who did it and how they were able to use my bank card when I had it in my possession. Clearly Wal-Mart doesn't check identification because they want the business. Money is the root of all evil! How do you allow someone to make a purchase that big without checking ID? Walmart SUCKS BRICKS!
Either someone made a duplicate card after I visited several restaurants recently, or someone placed a device on an ATM machine I used (anybody can buy this device). When I called T-Love Communications in Texas, the phone was disconnected. I talked with the owner of the magazine in N. C. who told me that numerous charges were made to his business that day with several cards, but eventually cancelled.
I cancelled the card immediately. I was met with resistance from the police department in D. C., lazy and didn't want to take the report. After finally getting a police report and number, a detective has yet to contact me. Meanwhile, I made the calls to Walmart and Target. Target claims they can't find coverage because too much time went buy after the sale was cancelled (I don't believe it). I'm still waiting on Wal-Mart.
I can't get the local police in Long Island, NY to do the investigation because Detective Jensen said $270.88 was a waste of their time.
There has to be a way to hold these businesses accountable for not cooperating. Not only are they aiding thieves in making purchases without proof of ID, but they're not cooperating during the investigation process. A deal is obviously made with the banks and stores like Wal-Mart if I'm able to get my money back so quickly. My bank contacts Wal-Mart to verify that I didn't make the charges in exchange for their silence not to reveal who did it and how it was done. Meantime, the thefts continue to steal people's identity because the stores are allow to continue their role in thefts being committed, and the lazy police will not investigate.
I'm a law enforcement officer myself, and I can easily see terrorists (domestic or international) buying "god knows what" by stealing access to credit cards to aid them in the next terrorist attacks on the U.S. This isn't far fetched, this is real and NOBODY GIVES A DAMN until after something happens!