Monday, May 25, 2009

First Financial Bank, Experts at Committing Credit Card Fraud

(Courtesy: Matthew Miller)
I've been trying to close my First Financial Credit card for three months now. It all started when I got a bill with a positive balance. As their customer service was closed when I opened the bill, and the car had carried a zero balance for a number of months, I reported an unauthorized transaction.

The charge was later revealed to be an "Annual membership fee."

Over the next couple months, despite repeated calls to cancel the account and promises that the charges would be reversed, I got another bill for January 2008. [more]

I didn't even want their card, but my mom insisted I get it when I was 18. I agreed on the condition that she pay for it. I don't know if she even missed a payment but the harrassment calls started. After resolving everything, I could have sworn we closed the account but apparrently not. Recently the calls started again. One around 10am, another around 4pm and usually one more around dinner time.

Numbers they "can be reached at":
786 217 9720
218 940 5230
281 668 5176

I seriously hate them and encourage everyone to report them to the BBB. Love Bank of America though. Never been called by them unless it was something useful like stopping fraudulent charges from Kyrgyzstan. WaMu was great when it existed as well.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Burma's Suu Kyi 'to face trial' | BBC NEWS
Ms Suu Kyi is reportedly suffering from low blood pressure and dehydration, but clearly she must be a threat to the state.

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to face trial for breaching the conditions of her detention under house arrest, her lawyer has said.
Ms Suu Kyi will stand trial on 18 May, the lawyer, Hla Myo Myint, said.
She was taken to a prison from her home in Rangoon, where she has spent most of the past 19 years, to hear the charges.
A US man whose uninvited visit to her home led to the charges, will also be tried on immigration and security offences, the lawyer added.

The American man, John Yettaw, was arrested after swimming across a lake to her house and staying there secretly for two days.
The charges are yet to be confirmed by the government.
But it looks as though this is a device to keep her detained until elections due in 2010 which the generals think will give them some legitimacy, says BBC South-East Asia correspondent Jonathan Head.
Another of her lawyers said they would contest the charge.
'The charge is going to be violating the conditions of her house arrest and what her lawyer is going to argue is that of course that's ridiculous because, yes under the terms of her arrest she cannot invite people to visit her but she of course did not invite this person to visit her,' Jared Genser told the BBC.
'If somebody shows up at her door step in violation of Burmese law she can not be held responsible for it.'

Friday, May 08, 2009

We gon' party like it's ya birthday!

I hereby claim my birthday as a Holiday. Everyone should do something special for themselves in my honor. Your welcome. :-)

Friday, May 01, 2009


"I paid a hundred tolls, a hundred tickets, I live in New Yo-o-ork. New Yo-o-ork!"