I don't want to go into too much detail here, but I have a question;
Can a person who works at another branch of my bank look into my bank account activity without my consent or knowledge?
I can provide specifics via PM, if needed.
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Or would it be as easy as typing in my name and <BAM> up comes all my information?
I'm a little freaked out right now...XH's got himself a new squeeze, and guess where she works? (so much for few details!)
[This message edited by ExposedNiblet at 8:58 PM, June 16th (Sunday)]
If you have concerns - and I don't blame you if you do! - you can go to your branch office and ask them what checks & balances can be put in place to protect the confidentiality of your account information.
When I was still in the branch system, there were a few instances where employees were restricted from accessing certain accounts. Ex-spouses, former in-laws, etc. It's not a common thing but it certainly isn't unheard of.
Oh, and I'd also ask if your XH's new nookie has already accessed your accounts, when and how often. If she has gotten into your accounts for no reason, I'd demand the bank act on the existing behavior.
Tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarcastic.
Time to change banks
I will be contacting my bank first thing tomorrow morning. Hopefully, they will be able to put my fears to rest and some safeguards can be put in place.
At this point, I am unsure if XH's g/f has accessed any of my information, so I'm hesitant of accusing her. Hopefully, she is not the nosy type, but who knows? Of the thousands of eligible women in this city, why does XH have to choose the one that works for my bank???? Geez.
At this point, I really don't want to change banks. I'm hoping that I won't have to.
Thanks again, everyone. I will be calling my branch tomorrow morning.
But I don't think they go checking that stuff too often to make sure I'm only looking up who I'm supposed to, so I would definitely recommend changing banks. I actually read an article one time on people not wanting to switch companies because they are so familiar with the one they already have, but it really isn't that much of a hassle, and I'm sure you will get acquainted fairly quickly with a new bank and their apps and people and getting all the direct deposits and withdrawal changed over, etc. I changed banks and opened a new account when we separated, and it really is easy. It's not nearly the hassle you think it is, and I would definitely recommend it in your case..
This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man ~ Shakespeare, Hamlet
I could go even deeper into this topic. But I think this is enough for now. Many people think that just because someone works for a certain company that they have unlimited access to information. That simply is not true. There are many safeguards in place to ensure customer privacy. And there are many technical products and policies in place to make sure who sees what they see. No reputable firm is going to risk an employee breaking the law or firm policy. Millions are spent on security each and every year. And that includes your right to privacy. If the person in question does by chance to have access to your account info it can be easily restricted. Therefore calling the institution is imperative. PM if you need anything else.