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Debit Cards Suddenly Stopped Working For Ally Bank Customers (snowflakes melt)

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https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolenguyen/debit-cards-suddenly-stopped-working-for-ally-bank-customers

 

Be an adult and learn to carry some cash and/or a credit card for a backup. If you can't buy lunch because your only source of funding is no longer working, that's your own fault. And what's the deal with catastrophizing every problem that occurs in the lives of this segment of society? You didn't have access to your money for a few hours, that sucks, but be prepared.

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4 hours ago, policebox said:

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolenguyen/debit-cards-suddenly-stopped-working-for-ally-bank-customers

 

Be an adult and learn to carry some cash and/or a credit card for a backup. If you can't buy lunch because your only source of funding is no longer working, that's your own fault. And what's the deal with catastrophizing every problem that occurs in the lives of this segment of society? You didn't have access to your money for a few hours, that sucks, but be prepared.

This concept is foreign in today's society. 

I think I am outraged ;)

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1 hour ago, cv91915 said:

Everyone should carry two cards, two $20s and a rubber.

+1

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Many years ago WF had the same outage. That was in 2008'ish when I only had a WF debit card. It lasted about 6 hours IIRC and I ran into it trying to buy stuff at Fry's. I did have enough cash to cover it so it was just annoying. The NY Times had a brief story about the outage.

 

Always have backup including some cash. Stuff happens.

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16 hours ago, policebox said:

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolenguyen/debit-cards-suddenly-stopped-working-for-ally-bank-customers

 

Be an adult and learn to carry some cash and/or a credit card for a backup. If you can't buy lunch because your only source of funding is no longer working, that's your own fault. And what's the deal with catastrophizing every problem that occurs in the lives of this segment of society? You didn't have access to your money for a few hours, that sucks, but be prepared.

This is the same segment of society where vocal ones go around proclaiming they can't be trusted with credit cards because "they would forget to pay the bill". D@mned phone zombies wandering around looking for Peekachoo.

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Just imagine what would happen if their phones stopped working.

 

Millions lost in the streets with no idea where their houses are, no way to find an ATM and no way to get help...

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36 minutes ago, Occam said:

Just imagine what would happen if their phones stopped working.

 

Millions lost in the streets with no idea where their houses are, no way to find an ATM and no way to get help...

I heard someone say "Just get a map"

 

What's a map? 

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41 minutes ago, Burgerwars said:

It also can.happen to credit cards. Fortunately some of us here have 100 backups.

A 1 1/4 hour failure isn't the end of the world,  ...or is it?

 

It's a small world, after all :rofl:

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This email I just received.  I didn't even know there was an outage until I read about it here. I don't do much with my Ally account.

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Thanks for your patience.
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimage.email.ally.com%2Flib%2Ffe651570746c03787615%2Fm%2F1%2FspaceTrans.gif&t=1547338544&ymreqid=110974b1-aaa5-500e-2207-1e000301f600&sig=9E8i7w2icmp0cMrVo5enLQ--~C
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimage.email.ally.com%2Flib%2Ffe651570746c03787615%2Fm%2F1%2FspaceTrans.gif&t=1547338544&ymreqid=110974b1-aaa5-500e-2207-1e000301f600&sig=9E8i7w2icmp0cMrVo5enLQ--~C
Yesterday, there was a power outage at our vendor's debit card processing center, and you might have experienced issues with debit card transactions, ATM activity or activating a new debit card. We're sorry if you were affected by this outage, and we appreciate your patience as we work hard to make things right. You can now make purchases and use your ATM card for withdrawals, and your ability to activate your new card and change your PIN should be available soon.

If you need help in the meantime, give us a call at 1-877-247-2559 or log in at ally.com to chat with us. Our customer care team is available 24/7 to help with whatever you need.
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimage.email.ally.com%2Flib%2Ffe651570746c03787615%2Fm%2F1%2FspaceTrans.gif&t=1547338544&ymreqid=110974b1-aaa5-500e-2207-1e000301f600&sig=9E8i7w2icmp0cMrVo5enLQ--~C
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimage.email.ally.com%2Flib%2Ffe651570746c03787615%2Fm%2F1%2FspaceTrans.gif&t=1547338544&ymreqid=110974b1-aaa5-500e-2207-1e000301f600&sig=9E8i7w2icmp0cMrVo5enLQ--~C

 

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2 hours ago, Burgerwars said:

This email I just received.  I didn't even know there was an outage until I read about it here. I don't do much with my Ally account.

----------------------- 

Thanks for your patience.
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimage.email.ally.com%2Flib%2Ffe651570746c03787615%2Fm%2F1%2FspaceTrans.gif&t=1547338544&ymreqid=110974b1-aaa5-500e-2207-1e000301f600&sig=9E8i7w2icmp0cMrVo5enLQ--~C
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimage.email.ally.com%2Flib%2Ffe651570746c03787615%2Fm%2F1%2FspaceTrans.gif&t=1547338544&ymreqid=110974b1-aaa5-500e-2207-1e000301f600&sig=9E8i7w2icmp0cMrVo5enLQ--~C
Yesterday, there was a power outage at our vendor's debit card processing center, and you might have experienced issues with debit card transactions, ATM activity or activating a new debit card. We're sorry if you were affected by this outage, and we appreciate your patience as we work hard to make things right. You can now make purchases and use your ATM card for withdrawals, and your ability to activate your new card and change your PIN should be available soon.

If you need help in the meantime, give us a call at 1-877-247-2559 or log in at ally.com to chat with us. Our customer care team is available 24/7 to help with whatever you need.
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimage.email.ally.com%2Flib%2Ffe651570746c03787615%2Fm%2F1%2FspaceTrans.gif&t=1547338544&ymreqid=110974b1-aaa5-500e-2207-1e000301f600&sig=9E8i7w2icmp0cMrVo5enLQ--~C
mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fimage.email.ally.com%2Flib%2Ffe651570746c03787615%2Fm%2F1%2FspaceTrans.gif&t=1547338544&ymreqid=110974b1-aaa5-500e-2207-1e000301f600&sig=9E8i7w2icmp0cMrVo5enLQ--~C

 

I wonder if this has anything to do with the snow?

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I got an email a few days ago from NASA FCU, telling me Visa had some sort of sporadic issue.

 

Reminded me to make my quarterly pencil purchase.

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On 1/13/2019 at 7:41 AM, TheVig said:

I got an email a few days ago from NASA FCU, telling me Visa had some sort of sporadic issue.

 

Reminded me to make my quarterly pencil purchase.

You too huh? And put $5.00 into the savings account so NASA doesn't make their service fee withdrawls

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