What avenues of recovery are there for an issuing bank where their customer is killed abroad, and fraudulent transactions are made by the perpetrator after the killing and subsequent theft? The killing occurred 26 days ago, and the transactions occurred the day of the killing and the following day.To make matters worse, the card used was a MasterCard debit card, and the perpetrator somehow obtained access to the PIN.
We have received debit card disputes from multiple customers that believed they were making arrangements to purchase a pet from someone that posted an ad on Facebook. In each case, the customer selected a pet from a photo they received from the "seller" and then sent money as instructed via PayPal, Zelle, Western Union, etc. All transactions were initiated with debit card information. After payment was sent, each customer realized/decided that they are most likely the victim of a scam, and no pet will be received.
Are these transactions fully covered by Reg E? I'm struggling to come to a conclusion, because at least one customer is unable to provide documentation that indicates when the pet is expected to be received. In all cases, the customers willingly provided their card information and sent money to someone they do not know.
When I have fraud on an account, I send out fraud documents to the member and require they be signed and returned before we can get credit back. If the member never signs the documents and time expires to do this, does the credit union have any recourse for the member, can we charge it back to them legally or does the credit union have to take the loss? What should be done?
Does Regulation E require you to send dispute resolution letter with all information regarding the transaction, or can we send a generic letter? "Your claim is denied ,"or "your dispute is valid" with no information regarding the date and amount of the transaction? I was always under the impression you had to provide that information in a closure letter.
What is our obligation under Reg E if a spouse on an account wants to file disputes for charges incurred by the other spouse on the account?
In regards to fraudulent debit card charges, the bank I work at in California requires our customers to try to get the money back (even though it's fraud) before they will file the claim. From working at other banks, it was always my understanding that when it's a fraudulent charge, we file the claim and the customers do not have to try to get any money back. Are we in violation by requiring them to contact the stores/vendors to try to get money back? We haven't come across any situations where the vendor can even bring up the charge since it's not in our customer's name and we don't have any order number or anything.
My bank has a 30 day waiting and vetting period prior to us granting overdraft service. We do not have overdraft services that come with the account but rather it is our practice to offer an OPT-IN to Standard (payment of checks, ACH.) and then we offer another opt-in to Extended Service which allows the payment of ATM and one-time POS into overdraft under Regulation E. In this example, the customer opted in to both Standard and Extended Service. Customer received the Regulation E confirmation notice.
Without waiting the 30 days initially disclosed, my bank immediately paid into overdraft ATM and Debit card charges and fees but returned the checks that came through as insufficient. Once the 30 day vetting period for this customer had expired, they denied the customer for overdraft service but continued to allow only Extended service, ATM and One-time debit payments and
charges to go through. It is my understanding that the Extended Service under Regulation E is pursuant to the overdraft program offering and not to be used as a stand alone service outside the overdraft program. If we rejected the customer for our overdraft service, shouldn't that include all transactions?
I understand that businesses are exempt from the overdraft protection opt-in requirements but, am uncertain if the exemption covers Trust accounts and Estate accounts in that "personal, family or household" exemption?
Are we required to provide the customer with a confirmation that they have opted in. We currently provide them with the Overdraft Services Disclosure and Consent form at the time they Opt-in. At the bottom of the form we disclose how they can Opt-out. The following day, we mail them a confirmation notice of their Opt-in decision that also includes instructions
for Opting out, which I don't believe is required. Please clarify.
If we disclose to our customers in the initial disclosure that all Reg E disputes must in writing and the customer orally submits a dispute, but doesn't follow up in writing, can we deny the claim?