Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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Arvest Bank Customer Credit Card Scam

My bank claimed I charged a paracord bracelet and online karate lessons via my VISA card. I didn't make any such order so I had to contact the credit card fraud department and fill out a form. They canceled my card and issued me another while giving me credit during their investigation. Much to my surprise, three weeks later, they put the charge back on my card. Naturally, I tried making some noise about the injustice but as it so happens, Arvest Bank does not allow phone calls to decision-making authorities. Additionally, I could not obtain the names of those responsible for making the decision to put me $114 further in debt. That's right, you heard me correctly. $114 for a manly bracelet I did not order nor did I receive said order. I contacted my bank branch, spoke to the manager and have written letters to her immediate corporate supervisors, all to no avail. At this point, I have no recourse but to pay the charge or have more nasty things done to my bank account. I'll have to cancel the new card because I can't trust these crooks to do the right thing.

There's no accountability and I'm thinking if they can arbitrarily add a bogus debt to my account, then it's likely they're doing it to others as well. It's a mind-blower when you think about it. How much money does Arvest make each billing cycle by posting bogus charges? After doing some calculations, I arrived at dollar figures in the hundreds of thousands every month in Oklahoma alone.

Well, that's the way the world works these days. Most folks appear to be out for a dishonest payday. If they can steal it, then they can justify it. Arvest Bank is run by crooks.