When I say the bank removed all of my banking accounts from online access, what they they really did was redirect my sign-on results to a 404 page. It looked like a customer had signed on, bank logo and identifying properties there, but no bank accounts. Could have been hacked for all I know. It's one of those instances where a person automatically suspects the bank somehow messed up, though, especially when the bank has had other very recent apologetic episodes.
But what ensued from that experience was fairly bizarre. There was a point I raised my voice, asking incredulously: "You know how idiotic and ridiculous this all seems, right? I am still in control of all my reasoning powers, right?"
Company policy, Ma'am.
And then the difficult questions ensued. Security questions. Interrogation was more like it.
"Ma'am, do you know a Tamara Nelson?"
Uh, oh, trick question. Think, think, think. I was once married to a guy named Nelson. And he had two nieces, twins, and their names started with a T, same name basically but different spelling . . .
Ummm...... no, my answer is no.
Whew. That was a tough one. But I got the next one wrong. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: A Glimpse into the Life of a Married Real Estate Agent.
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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.
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