I am reviewing a debit card dispute and it is one that we denied because after investigating, we found out the customer had signed up for this
service, but I am still a little concerned with the way the provisional credit was handled. The bank received the dispute (in writing) on 11/9/18.
The final letter was mailed on 11/21/18; however, no provisional credit was ever given. I was under the impression that if we received the dispute in
writing, we need to give provisional credit within 10 days. Are we in compliance?
We were recently told that the way we process Reg E claims (and have been since before I was here and never had an audit issue besides wording of a letter) is backwards.
Here are the few scenarios that will tell me which is right. It's September 2019:
1. If a customer comes in and says they haven’t balanced their statement for 5 years and just realized that $14.99 has been being debited from their account by Amazon since March 2016. Can you tell me what amounts or for what time periods they are owed and for which months/years?
2. If the same scenario happened but the first charge was on April 10th of
this year? Can you tell me what they are owed and for which months?
3. Last, if the customer comes in and says that he is balancing his
statements for the past two years and found several different charges that are fraud:
a. A cable bill that debited for two months after he revoked authorization in 2018.
b. Amazon Prime debited monthly for 12 months from June 2018 to May 2019 and he never agreed to it.
c. GEICO debited his account $113.00 when he hadn’t authorized it to debit his account for that payment in August 2019.
We have a member who is filing debit card fraud and claims that his card was not received in the mail. The card was activated and the caller used the
correct last four of his social security number to activate it. Is this enough to deny the disputes?
Why can't we hold a customer or member liable for having the PIN with the card?
If an EFT claim is made long after the statement is sent showing the transaction, the rules of investigation don't apply. So why do we investigate any of these claims?
Our customer says "I canceled my account with the merchant" but does not provide any documents showing the account was canceled or says "my bill was suppose to be $23.00 but I was charged $37.00 and does not provide a receipt. Can the bank, since there is no evidence the error was invalid, decline the dispute?
We have a consumer customer that received a fraud alert on his debit card for "Google Roblox" and he confirmed not his. It was hot carded and a new card was given to him. A week later another fraud alert was placed for "Google Supercell". He said ok to that transaction so card was released from warm status. A month later another fraud alert was placed for "Google Roblox" and he said fraud. After, a month he is claiming fraud on over 75 transaction on both Google Roblox and Supercell.
Does he have charge back rights for both or just Roblox?
Why can't we hold customers liable for carrying their PIN with their card?
Is there language in any regulation or even industry guidance on the timeline for issuing a debit card once a customer has requested one? I suspect one of my bank's branches is waiting 90 days to issue every single card. At minimum, I want to streamline the process so that cards are issued on the same schedule across all branches, and just want to be able to defend whatever timeline we use.
Regarding cash advances (aka manual cash disbursements), are banks required to offer this service just because they offer VISA debit cards?