Woman's home is foreclosed on for NO reason.

@dloveli (4368)
United States
March 12, 2010 5:53am CST
I was on Yahoo when I read about this poor woman who came home to find she'd been locked out of her house by the bank. Come to find out Bank of America made a mistake. Wrong address. The sad part is the woman had a pet parrot and had owned him and the house for twenty years. They took the parrot. She is just now getting over 6 months later. Of course she is suing but how long will it take for her to get reimbursed for all the damage that was done. It is said they cut her wires to power sources, cable, water damage, and so on. As big as the company is this could be in litigation for years. I feel so bad for her. All they could say was sorry. What's your take on this situation. dl
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• India
12 Mar 10
in america all this should come less down beacuse in such country how the people can work so neglectly it is bad to hear from that country
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• United States
12 Mar 10
I don't understand that remark about America! It is most likely a worker's fault for keying in the wrong address, a HUMAN error. Are American's not human? The last time that I checked in the mirror, I was a human being, and I will be the first to admit that I make mistakes. I have to agree with dl, our country is far from perfect, and some seem to think we have wealth beyond measure, yeah, that must be why so many people are starving and not able to afford medication in our country, because we are all so rich...NOT! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE America, but she needs a little revamping. Charity starts at home. We should ALL practice that. On topic: It is unfortunate for that poor lady, I do hope she recovers everything, what an unfortunate mistake for her. :(
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@dloveli (4368)
• United States
12 Mar 10
Listen Friend. I am fully aware of where charity starts. I also have lost people that were very patriotic to the point they fought for our country. I have seen alot in my time here on this earth and rather than sit here and go back and forth because you're upset with me for an opinion I put forth. Americans citizens are the victims I was implying. Our government chooses to help everyone else rather than its own. I love my country too. Its just that wouldnt it be nice if someone loved us back. You can drive down any street in the US and see tons of homeless, hungry etc. Who's helping them. Most shelters only hold a certain number of people. This woman was working and paying her bills as required and still got screwed. Put yourself in her shoes. You have done nothing wrong and now because of someone's clerical error, your life's work and beloved pet are gone. You dont think she's owed a little bit more than an apology? My point was that because they apologized they expect it to be OK. If this happened to one of the bank's overseas affiliates they would've have gotten a new house and what ever else they could think of. Because she lives here, and apology is supposed to cure all. That's what I mean. You can look back for yourself and see that im not the only one that feels this way. America is agreat country with great people. If only the government and other corporations would see it that way. Help the little people not scoop them up in red tape for thirty years. Im sorry if I offended you but I, too have a right to my opinion. Opinions are like A$$Holes, we all have one. Happy MyLotting dl
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• United States
12 Mar 10
We and the world are confusing greedy Americans with America. There is a difference. Many many many good Americans contribute to help other people of other countries when they are in need. Yet, those who are greedy take advantage of everything and make sure the laws are on their side. The banks have to be cost and profit conscious, "BUT" they go to far, wanting to "penalize" folks who should not be penalized. And the stupid thing is that if they penalize and send someone into the streets, there's no one to fill the "loss" void. If the economy is going to get better, many businessmen are going to have to think about getting what's owed them, instead of placing penalty fees on people and then taking the property when the customer cannot pay everything. I'd rather get what's owed me than worry about getting a penalty too -- and possibly getting nothing in return. And Great points dloveli!
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@celticeagle (123534)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Mar 10
Hey, Dloveli. How ya doin'? BOA is doing some mighty weird stuff to people. I have heard some other stories of their lack of human feeling. I think they are headed by Satan himself. Wrong address? She otta make alot of media ballyhoo and get them to pay her ahead of the game. I bet she could do it too with the parrot story at least. She could get a good lawyer too, one that wants to make a name for him/herself and do BOA some damage. They sure have it coming. Sorry! I'd say sorry too when i cash the multi-million dollar check! Thousands anyway!
@dloveli (4368)
• United States
13 Mar 10
Hey Celtic! Im doing okay. I hope all is well on your end. You are not the only one who has said they've heard things like this from BofA. How dare they! Thats why they have those websites like Yelp.com. It allows us to go on there and write a review on businesses and how they've affected us. I wish more people would do it. Maybe just maybe BofA will lose a large enough customer following to change their ways. Right now they are taking from the workers of the world. Thanks for your input. dl
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@celticeagle (123534)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Mar 10
Glad to hear you are doing well. I am getting better after a bad bout of my severe depression. Ugh! Glad those don't last too long. This BofA thing is so typical of today's business and even government. And as far as the site you mentioned goes perhaps some are like me. I had no idea it existed. If there was some way of letting peops know it exists they would be more apt to use it/utilize it. I would wonder if there isn't some way of letting folks know. This right here for instance. ? ? ? ?
• United States
12 Mar 10
i heard about that.that's not the first oops of that kind B of A has done either. the fed goverment needs to levee a big fine on these banks that don't bother checking they have the right property.that's total BS. not to mention their "guy" did a B & E to do the damage.
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@dloveli (4368)
• United States
13 Mar 10
You know scarlet a friend of mine got a settlement and of course put it in the B of A. She went to take money out and it said she had none. She went to the bank and they tried to tell her she spent it all. If it says its gone she must have not remembered spending it. WHAT? We're talking a couple hundred thousand dollars. Now mind you she had a slip from the day before that stated she had the money in there. Not even 24 hours later its all gone. COME ON! Eventually they found their mistake with NO apology or nothing. I hate that bank! I tell everyone I know dont use it. dl
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• United States
13 Mar 10
that's messed up.bigtime..doesn't surprise me though. that slip is gold,i'm telling ya.i always tell people to make sure they hold on to it for awhile.
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
13 Mar 10
I keep hearing really bad stories when it comes to Bank of America and its really scary to hear this. I did have Countrywide mortgage company but Bank of America took over. I feel so bad for this poor lady. They should be fixing everything that they destroyed and taking at least $5,000 dollars off what she owes on the mortgage. They are going to have to pay alot more once is gets through with them in court.
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@dloveli (4368)
• United States
13 Mar 10
Lelin you are the second person in this discussion to mention countrywide mortgage company. You are also not the first person to mention what negativities they've heard regarding B of A. I have heard that from a ton of people. I am looking for a new bank to open a savings account and I can tell you it wont be B of A. Thanks for sharing Happy MyLotting dl
• India
13 Mar 10
even if she get reimbursed at any time, it will never be enough to compensate for the shock, grief and humiliation for her at being locked out of her own home…and then her pet parrot! And you would think that such a big organization would at least be more professional and thorough in their work…or do you think they take people for granted riding on their banking strength?
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@dloveli (4368)
• United States
13 Mar 10
You are so right my friend! Imagine this woman paying her bills with pride only to be told she's a liar. I would think BofA would want to rectify this pretty quickly. You'd think they'd be nicer to their clients. Nothing shocks me anymore. Happy MyLotting my friend. dl
@AmbiePam (51165)
• United States
13 Mar 10
Wow. I hope she gets a heck of a lot of money.
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@dloveli (4368)
• United States
13 Mar 10
I hope it all works out for her too Ambie! She deserves to live out her days in her home that she worked so hard for. God Bless her. dl
@savypat (20245)
• United States
12 Mar 10
Well foreclosures are no fun for the bank and the company they hired wasn't careful enough. They may just pay this poor lady off once she gets her lawyer involved. I would never take them on without a lawyer just the letter heading will get more response than a personal letter. But if you can interest the press like she has done you will get response very fast. She's done the right thing there.
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@dloveli (4368)
• United States
13 Mar 10
You've got that right Savy! She does have a lawyer. I believe thats how the press got a hold of it. When I saw the piece on yahoo, the woman had her bird back or at least they showed her with a parrot. I hope that's the one. She said it took a while before the bank helped her. I am assuming she's been made whole now. dl
@RobtheRock (2485)
• United States
12 Mar 10
In the name of money, some folks are too quick to penalize. If she is poor, the litigation will take many years. Back in 2003 a state tried to get back unemployment monies because I quit a job in another state. I used to drive back and forth so there was no way I was going back, since my hours were also cut. I had a little money then, hired a lawyer, and it took four years to get the rest of my money. Right now, a major amusement park, Cedar Point, has lied on appeals and lost every time until they sold the park. Their new lawyers found another scheme and now the state is asking for the funds back. To add insult to injury, they have threatened to get the State Attorney General on everyone and they are charging interest! What's odd is some people are getting unemployment benefits right now from Cedar Point. I'll bet you it's not the poorer people who are getting benefits but those who can afford to get a lawyer. People are supposed to have a phone hearing. That was two months ago and nothing has happened yet. Mistake or not, Bank of America should not have been so quick to penalize and do what they did to her. But like Bank of America and Cedar Point, the greedy need their money now -- as in YESTERDAY!
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@dloveli (4368)
• United States
13 Mar 10
You are so right Rob! It's always the little people who suffer. The ones who make it more comfortable for the bigger people, if you will, to live. Funny how the world works hah? I hope everything goes okay with Cedar Point. NO one deserves to be shunned. dl
@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
12 Mar 10
that's terrible! You would think the company would do all to make ammends quickly before she puts a video on youtube! Or begins an fwd tpo go all over about the company/bank.
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@dloveli (4368)
• United States
13 Mar 10
Too Late Flower. U can bet its all over the web by now. I saw it on Yahoo. I hope this woman and her beloved parrot live a happy life with no more crap from Bank of America. That's the least they could do for her. Happy MyLotting dl
@syankee525 (6293)
• United States
12 Mar 10
yeah this isnt surpising at all. they made mistakes on our loans so many times. and then we had our checking account hacked. we lost lost of money because of them
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@dloveli (4368)
• United States
12 Mar 10
You know Syankee it's so unfair. If you didnt pay they'd be on your a$$. They make a mistake and its IM SORRY. Someone needs to be held accountable for their foul ups. I am so mad!!! dl
@rajaiv0810 (1013)
• Philippines
12 Mar 10
Oh my poor woman. You're right I think America has been taking care of a lot of things and has forgotten it's people. I would definitely make them pay for all the damages if it happened to me. How careless can they get.
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@dloveli (4368)
• United States
12 Mar 10
Because of my comments, I have been accused of being anti american. I am far from it! I tell my kids, friends, patients, anyone with a problem that you cant help anyone else until you help yourself. I mean the same for America. Its clear that banking establishments have been in financial ruins for sometime now. This poor woman worked hard for twenty years to establish a home of her own for herself and her parrot. Pets are like children. Imagine coming home and having the bank lock you out, cut your wires, power lines, etc and take your children. You'd flip! Because it was a bird, and she did get her house back, she should just take the apology and eat the loss financially? Hell No! Someone needs to be held accountable. Instead of helping other countries help this american citizen to get what she worked so hard for back. That should be the first priority! Thanks for agreeing with me. I never want to be thought of as anti american. You made me see that im not the only one to feel this way. Happy MyLotting my friend, dl
• United States
12 Mar 10
That is so dreadful. Surely something can be done NOW for this poor lady? She should immediately have everything returned to her ...including her parrot and get a large sum of money for her troubles.. Maybe some good lawyer will fight for her (pro bono)??
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@dloveli (4368)
• United States
12 Mar 10
She has got the house and parrot back. She said it took 6 weeks to get the whole thing squared away with the bank. Now she is waiting for a response from the bank regarding the damage they did to her home when they accidently foreclosed on it. I would be soooo mad I dont think I could contain myself. I hope she gets all she's lost and more. Happy MyLotting dl
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 10
My take on it is that they should move heaven and earth to make it right. Surely a big company could take care of things much faster than 6 months.
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@hexeduser22 (6703)
• Philippines
24 Mar 10
I have seen this news in yahoo news but I haven't read the full article. I feel sorry for that old woman and her parrot. I hope it doesn't really take them six months to compensate her. They should prioritize this case and not disregard the old woman at all
@rosegardens (3040)
• United States
13 Mar 10
How awful for that poor woman. That is a huge and terrible mistake to make. It is unfortunate they do not settle with her and perhaps try to help her locate her dear pet. I wonder how often something like this happens in these disturbing times. I'm sorry just does not cut it for such a thing. I pray for that lady and others who may be in similar circumstances.