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    Default Banco Popular ATM SCAM ?

    I think Banco Popular ATM's are scamming..

    Went one morning to an BP ATM in front of the bank .... inserted card , put in pin , hit english, blah blah... hit $5000 for the amount....

    The ATM only gave $500 ..... went inside told the clerk ..... Went back to the ATM got the rest $4500....

    Now the ATM only gave me $500 and only deducted $500 from my account.... so no harm no foul ... just an other fee cause i had to make 2 transactions.

    That was like 3 weeks ago.....

    Now today same thing at diffrent BP ATM in front of bank......... inserted card , put in pin , hit english, blah blah... hit $5000 for the amount....

    The ATM only gave $500 ..... and the receipt only said $500, got the rest $4500.... went inside told the clerk ..... Went home ..... Same thing only to ATM one for $500 and one for the $4500.....

    Again no harm no foul but had to do 2 transaction and hade to pay 2 fees....

    any one else has had this problem...... I know i am not crazy i did not hit the 500 amount ....... I did hit the $5000

    Do you think they do this to get you to do 2 transactions and get more fees....

    My card is a US debit card......

    Knowing how things are here and how companies like to nickel-and-dime you i belive this is a case of that.......

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    Maybe...it is a possibility.

    2000pesos suddenly disappeared from my saving account last year September,l never shared my PIN or debit card with no one.It was a real case of SCAM.I reported the case to banco popular,it was investigated and maybe the person was caught l dont know but my money was refunded after 4days.

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    They are scamming and so is everyone else here. BP did the same to me at the tellers cage. Shorted me on my withdrawal slip then gave me the difference with an additional charge. I have been here 3 1/2 years and have learned one thing. EVERYBODY WANTS WHAT IS IN YOUR POCKET....PERIOD. Do not take verbal agreements, EVER. And even contracts aren't worth the paper they are written on. Even Only trust locals that you REALLY know. Remember, watch your money close, because they are watching it closer. I will get a lot of flack from this but everyone knows it's true. So forgive me for being honest.

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    I have had ALOT of problems with Banco BHD recently. Everytime i purchase something online the transaction is declined and more often than not i try again, maybe three times and every time it is declined! Problem is the amount of the transaction is debited from my account, I obviously no longer try more than once. It takes weeks to get back into your account, meanwhile you have not paid for or purchased what you wanted and are missing hundreds of dollars from your account allocated for this purpose.

    Also Mr Lj put 15,000 pesos into an account for which i use for paypal transactions. The above happened and 3 xs 114 USD was debited from account. After a few days the three amounts were showing as one transaction of 10,900 pesos the correct total in pesos. So i was waiting for the money to be returned as it was just floating around in cyber space as far as i was concerned. Anyway my husband went into the bank and said that he demanded the money be returned as the transaction was declined and saw no reason why the money is not returned immediatly.

    They said that he withdrew 10,900 pesos in cash three days after money was deposited!!!!! He went mad in the bank and said that was not the case, the money was deposited which he had the reciept for the deposit and the transactions took place almost immediatly after once i checked the balance online at home.

    He demanded they produce the reciept and two days later they produced it!! But we know 100% that money was NOT withdrawn!!

    This is not the first time we have experienced problems with BHD as far as internet transactions.

    Dont know what else to do apart from change banks?

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    the banco popular ATM in the malecon center does the same thing. The preset says RD$5000, and only gives RD$500. I don't think they're ripping us off otherwise it would have been fixed by now. I just enter in the amount by hitting "other", then it works.

    This may also work better in the spanish language interface although I haven't tried it.

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    They have this problem at some ATMs, you select RD$5000, but the machine gives you RD$500, and the same amount (RD$500) is deducted from your account. But that's NOT a scam, just wrong programming of the machine. Choose "other" option, enter 5000 and you will get it.

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    Default YES but WHY NOT post this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hernandez View Post
    They have this problem at some ATMs, you select RD$5000, but the machine gives you RD$500, and the same amount (RD$500) is deducted from your account. But that's NOT a scam, just wrong programming of the machine. Choose "other" option, enter 5000 and you will get it.
    Same thing happens with the Popular machine in Gazcue. BUT-- ONE cannot help but wonder why they do not post a note to this effect? This has been broken for a least a month -------

    OK just another "no eres cupable"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainannie View Post
    Same thing happens with the Popular machine in Gazcue. BUT-- ONE cannot help but wonder why they do not post a note to this effect? This has been broken for a least a month -------

    OK just another "no eres cupable"
    That would be logical.

    Living in the DR is sometimes like living "beyond the looking glass" and logic is not a known concept.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainannie View Post
    Same thing happens with the Popular machine in Gazcue. BUT-- ONE cannot help but wonder why they do not post a note to this effect? This has been broken for a least a month -------

    OK just another "no eres cupable"

    It does not surprise me, because....nobody cares....in their view, nobody is getting ripped off (the amount you are given is the same amount you are being charged) so why bother doing something about it? Dominican logic.

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    i had the same thing happen when trying to withdraw $2000 on 2 seperate occassions. Instead of the 2000, I got $200. I actually didnt consider they were doing this on purpose to generate additional $$ in fees. Could be the case...

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