Amy (a pseudonym), who lives in
Finally, Amy called the Wells Fargo 24-hour service number that was on the back of her card.
“Hi, I’m in
The Wells Fargo representative was very apologetic and explained to Amy that the
“What?!! I live in
According to the Wells Fargo representative, the
Amy protested that she had not been informed. The Wells Fargo representative told Amy that the bank had not informed any of their customers for the reason that the bank was fighting the government mandate. She admitted that Wells Fargo had not only not called or mailed letters to their customers, but that they had not even so much as posted a notice on their website.
Amy was desperate as any of us would be, caught in a foreign country without access to our own cash. Wells Fargo had a solution, that Amy should locate a
Of course, the solution offered by Wells Fargo does not even touch on the issue at hand. We all expect to be able to stick our card into a machine almost anywhere in the world and get cash out. We all take for granted that our own government will not interfere with our personal banking. Guess what, kids – don’t take that for granted anymore.
And if anyone can find any more information about this problem, please post a comment.* This story is hearsay, so please, if you have the facts, post corrections.