It’s been exactly a week since I started my little campaign against Bank of America. So much has happened, most of it being internal. The rest of the stuff…it’s a waiting game. We are doing what is asked of us by Bank of America, more paperwork crossing desks and long phone calls with questions answered leaving more questions. To be expected, I suppose. Straight answers aren’t strong points when it comes to the banks. But, right now, they have more control over us than is comfortable and that isn’t going to change in the very foreseeable future.
The major change though? Is with me and my blog. I’ve realized what I want to do with this place. I can’t sit here and do nothing. There are so many of us out there going through similar battles. We are trying to save our homes. We are trying to claim and control our future and the future of this country.
I’ve decided to start opening my blog up to those of you who have foreclosure stories or tales about dealing with these banks who don’t seem to want or care to help us. I’d also like to hear from those of you that are in the industry. What do you have to say about this state of the housing economy and what is REALLY going on?
If you are interested in sharing your story, please email me at melissabrodsky at sbcglobal dot net or leave a comment here on this post letting me know that you are interested along with your email address so that I can contact you.
I’m on a mission now. One that is fueled by a passion for change.
I believe that if enough of us stand up and come forward with our stories, we can make a difference. Somehow.
Battling The Banks. It’s time to stand up and be heard.
Good for you. Change cannot be made unless someone is willing to stand up and shout “No fair!”
Tara R. says
I’m proud of you for taking a stand. I hope you win this battle and make it easier for others in your position.
Banks… a bunch of heartless, conscience-less automatons. They just keep working their systems to pay their top guys big, fat bonuses. They don’t care at all about us customers/consumers. Not at all.
Good for you for taking a stand.
So glad you are taking a stand with this important issue. I just recently opened up an account with a tiny local bank because I’m through with supporting huge national banks that got our bail out money and aren’t doing anything to pay back to the economy. The housing crisis is real. We can’t even get a mortgage. We have been saving up for years and then my husband lost his job and we moved in with my sister and burned through our savings in 6 months. Trying to build it back up but my H has yet to find a permanent job. It sucks, but I know there are so many in worse situations.
Shah Wharton says
Vive la revolution! I don’t know how they sleep at night quite frankly – well done you for defending the rights of others.
I’m here to say hello but also to follow from the thoughtful thursday- can’t find the GFC or Networked Blogs thingys?
One week? Bless you and stock up on your meds…I mean the good stuff.
Today will be 125 weeks since I began my battle with B of A. I began the process before all the ugliness was public and had NO IDEA that they were actually out to get me. I was too trusting.
I was sent a letter soliciting their program to help homeowners who were not yet behind, but could see things slowly getting difficult. I was recently divorced and had taken a pay cut. Why not give it a try? What was the worst that could happen? At most I was asking for a reduction in my interest rate. Little did I know I signed a deal with the devil.
I documented every phone call, every piece of paper, and even screen shots of how the advertised this program on their website. I’ve written letters to every politician who has any responsibilities to me as their constituent. I’ve even filed complaints with the Better Business Bureau. It is 125 weeks later and I can’t even get my personal “account representative” to answer my phone calls.
Just when you think the end is near, someone else at B of A screws it up again. I have been told my modification was finally completed back in August of this year with everything being placed back to normal within 90 days. I call after 60 to find out my signed paperwork has been sitting in a pile because I followed the directions and got the paper notarized. Turns out they didn’t want it notarized. Did they call and ask for a new one? Nope. They just let it sit there.
It really has taken an emotional toll, as well as a physical one. I feel like the past two plus years of my life I have spent fighting instead of living. I will NEVER AGAIN give any business to this bank, or any other big bank. All my accounts are in local credit unions, and as soon as I can get out of B of A’s evil clutches, I will do so.
Good luck and Godspeed.