Recently my bank notifed me (via a little sheet of paper enclosed in my statement and written in a 6 point font) that they were increasing their monthly service fees from $7 to $8 a month for going under the $750 minimum balance. Previously the minimum was $500.
I am furious! When are American consumers going to get their act together and protest banks assessing these ridiculous fees. It wasn’t long ago that banks paid YOU interest on checking accounts. Now they are robbing their customers blind for everything from monthly service charges to ridiculous ATM fees.
So, fellow Dopers, enough of this lethargy. What should we do to protest? Keep switching banks? Start keeping our money under our pillows? Egging the bank at night? A e-mail campaign? Putting referendums on the ballot, like San Francisco consumers are doing?
Help end this consumer nightmare! Join the Great American Protest against Bank Fees!