We have several convenience chains that offer FREE TM for taking ones money from their checking and we are kinda used to that.(The places are HIGH's, WAWA, and ROYAL FARMS.) Theyve added these "Fast Cash" options and (after the fact) qe were given a head's up by our banks NOT TO use this option cause its a silent fee grab by the bank that hosts the ATM (we deal with diferent banks than those that usually host these store lobby ATMs)
Just a warning that I think its a growing little annoyance the, existence of which, ill be religiously avoided hereafter.
Ive sent a letter to the WAWA where this happened in the Delaware Shore town Of Lewes (pronounced LOO'-iss, not Loo-EEZ' as most New Jerseyites say).
Thanks for the rant space.
PS, Mrs F has begun a campaign toe force the host bank to admit that this is a scam and she wants her goddam money back.
Iwas wrong about the 85$ (total). That was an announcement on the bank post that stated that
1 there was a withdrawal fee of 15$ because that transaction was treated as a "CASH ADVANCE" by the bank .Hence the transaction did not even touch my checking account or savings.
2 If we would be "running a balance", this transaction would be billed out at a "host bank " interest rate that was close to 25%, which , for the 600$ woulda actually been over 100 bucks. WTF!!!
3 My advice (following my disjointed rant) is to NEVER use the FAST CASH option. The pricks.