A couple of days ago, I need to buy more bus tokens. So I made the effort to get to a Scotiabank machine to save myself some bank fees. A day later, there three ABM withdrawls for amounts that you would never be able to withdraw from a bank machine along with $15 in service charges were debited to my account. The total was almost $1000. When I phoned, the gentleman on the phone said that the account had been noted for possible fraud and that I had to go to my own branch to fill out a request to get my money back.
So today I went to my branch and filled out the form. They told me it would take a month to get it back. Which really sucks. Last year we paid in advance for gymnastics classes and the school went under before any of them were used. I had paid with my BMO MasterCard and they refunded the money first and investigated second. I guess maybe it is time to move my banking, especially with Scotia raising their fees yet again. It’s not like I don’t have my choice of nearby banks.