Privacy Source DES is stealing your money and Bank of America is helping them.

Today I found a charge on my Bank statement today from Privacy Source DES a company affiliated with Bank Of America. I had never heard of them before today. It appears however that according to Angela Jeffrey in their offices they have been stealing 129.99 out of my account rather anonymously for over 8 years.  The total theft of the amount stolen over this time period is 1039.92. The reason the charges went unnoticed is because the company is supposed to protect you from identity theft for Bank of America.

If this seems confusing it is. It gets much worse.  I was supposed to have received a welcome packet and an ID card some 7+ years ago in 2005. When I pressed on I found that the mailings were not going to the right address at all.  These mailings containing my personal credit information and credit card accounts have instead been sent to the wrong address for 8+ years.

I am aghast by the negligence of both Privacy Source DES and their affiliated partner Bank of America for letting this occur and continue to occur. I have stopped the most recent payment and was told that payment would be returned. I have asked that the full amount of 1039.92 be returned immediately.

If Privacy Source DES appears on your Bank of America Statement and you did not request their services call the office of the President at Privacy Source DES and ask for Megan Baron at 877-799 2511.

To learn more about Bank of America’s affiliation with Privacy Source DES please see

If you wish to file a complaint with your local attorney generals office against Privacy Source DES and or Bank of America you can find your local attorney general in your state listed in this National Directory of Attorney General’s.  NAAG | Current Attorneys General .

Spying on people with too much money

I spent the last two weeks freelancing in Boston on two shows the first at a Health care show at the Four Seasons Hotel and then at a the Intercontinental Hotel with Bank of America.

The Health care show was by Thomas Weisel Partners group ( the Forrester of Health care) and they had money to burn. The Show was very well done, organized and the AV support group I worked with was hi end or at least their drapery was. The speakers gave presentations about how well they are doing but many presentations included mentioning hundreds of millions in debt as if this was a good thing? I also wondered why none of the presenters seemed concerned that Health care is in the process of being overhauled.

Maybe they were being cocky, but they didn’t seem to think the reality of health care reform was genuine. I think I heard one mention Obama in 20 presentations. Also I have come to learn that you can leverage your million dollar debt to get more money, yes you heard that right. If you are millions in debt you can get loans to pay down that debt. Go figure and I thought carrying a 200.00 credit debt was risky.

The Second Show was for Mid Cap companies that showcased their performance for Bank of America and their investors. I was again surprised to hear about debt on the books in the Millions. There were companies that drill oil that were making money of course, why wouldn’t they? What about the lesser need for oil and gasoline as more hybrids, and EV’s hit the highways? What them worry? I just didn’t see any anticipation that anything is changing really. Debt is debt, we need oil so we drill for it and we will always need it.

Back in the 70’s we should have weened ourselves off oil imports and started making EV cars then. We didn’t do it then …. It seems to me that the companies with all the money also have all the debt, and if they need to pay their debt off we all lose. I am no financial analyst mind you but common sense tells me this economy hasn’t hit rock bottom yet.

Three Strikes I’m Out. WTF…

Sometimes you just have bad customer service experiences, but when you have three in a row you start to question yourself as I have. Is it me am I doing something wrong? I will let you decide.

1. gomylocal: They had my company listed all wrong on its listing and when I tried to have them reset my password they said they could not do that. So I asked them to delete my listing. This revealed another version of my listing that was also wrong going back 4 years. I had them delete that one also so that’s that. WTF?

2. Marketcircle: (Daylite) This program is my ACT for Mac program that I wrote so many good things about last year after I got rid of windows finally. Well an update rolled out recently and now my database name and password are gone. Did they create a customer service incident? We will see. I am not in habit of deleting this info.

3. Bank of America said they sent me a new bank card on june 11th, and yet I did not get one. So yesterday when I was heading out I had to rush to an open banking center for my temp replacement card expired. Can you say two hours of my life I can never get back. I mean WTF.

Bonus: I tried updating my map on Tom Tom last night and it crashed while downloading the new map. Sure they have my money but can I get the map to download nooooo. WTF?

You need to laugh sometimes and I try, but sometimes you just need to say WTF.