Unfortunately, I’m stuck. I created a Treasury Direct online account a couple of weeks ago. The account was “created” just fine, but immediately locked by Treasury, saying they couldn’t “verify my identity” (I supplied everything they asked for, including my driver license info).
They required I fill out a simple form and get a “signature guarantee” from a financial institution. This is when the trouble starts.
My bank, Wells Fargo, said they no longer do signature guarantee stamps, for any customer for any reason. My credit union, fairly large as CUs go (with multiple branches), said they do signature guarantees, but not specifically to open an account (presumably, they do it for guaranteeing funds).
Both institutions looked over the form and accompanying one page instruction and gave it consideration, but the net result was no-go.
So, apparently, no savings bonds for me.
(yes of course I can leave the bank I’ve been at for decades where all my bill pay is set up and safe deposit box yadda yadda to spite them)