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    Re: Woman Claims ACORN Continues to Deduct Money for a Now-Defunct Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Agreed - this is fairly common. Some company's / organization BANK on a certain % of people either not cancelling or turning over their accounts and automatic payments. Sucks.. but it's not ACORN specific. It does show that the former ACORN is just as shady as the best of them, and we knew that already.
    This is every bit as much a failure of her credit union as it is an ACORN snafu. Banks are horrible about stopping automatic withdrawals. They'll tell you that you have to do it at "the other end." Baloney! It's my account. Stop taking that money out of it. The lady should have reported it to her state's bank regulatory agency at month three. Then watch her bank solve the problem.
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    Re: Woman Claims ACORN Continues to Deduct Money for a Now-Defunct Membership

    This should help her figure out how to sue ACORN:


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    Re: Woman Claims ACORN Continues to Deduct Money for a Now-Defunct Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This is every bit as much a failure of her credit union as it is an ACORN snafu. Banks are horrible about stopping automatic withdrawals. They'll tell you that you have to do it at "the other end." Baloney! It's my account. Stop taking that money out of it. The lady should have reported it to her state's bank regulatory agency at month three. Then watch her bank solve the problem.
    Good advice.

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    Re: Woman Claims ACORN Continues to Deduct Money for a Now-Defunct Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This is every bit as much a failure of her credit union as it is an ACORN snafu. Banks are horrible about stopping automatic withdrawals. They'll tell you that you have to do it at "the other end." Baloney! It's my account. Stop taking that money out of it. The lady should have reported it to her state's bank regulatory agency at month three. Then watch her bank solve the problem.
    This is why I NEVER sign up for automatic withdrawals... I prefer to control my own finances, even if it takes a little more investment of time than the lazy auto withdrawal way...
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    Re: Woman Claims ACORN Continues to Deduct Money for a Now-Defunct Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This is every bit as much a failure of her credit union as it is an ACORN snafu. Banks are horrible about stopping automatic withdrawals. They'll tell you that you have to do it at "the other end." Baloney! It's my account. Stop taking that money out of it. The lady should have reported it to her state's bank regulatory agency at month three. Then watch her bank solve the problem.
    You know who is the worst perpetrator though.

    Gyms.

    They're like the ****ing Mafia I swear.

    Try:

    A: Cancelling your gym membership.
    B: Trying to get them off your auto withdrawels.

    Rediculous.

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    Re: Woman Claims ACORN Continues to Deduct Money for a Now-Defunct Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    And get what? Aren't they bankrupt (financially as well as morally)?
    It's my understanding they are still in operation just dumped the Acorn name. Americorp maybe? I don't know, I just seem to recall that.
    There was no reason for them to close up shop just because they were defunded.
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    Re: Woman Claims ACORN Continues to Deduct Money for a Now-Defunct Membership

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    This is why I NEVER sign up for automatic withdrawals... I prefer to control my own finances, even if it takes a little more investment of time than the lazy auto withdrawal way...
    Much easier and safer, if one is compelled to make something automatic, to put it on one's credit card. Relief, then, is one disputing phone call away.
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