Tell Verizon: Drop the fee for paying bills online
Verizon Wireless just announced a new $2 fee for paying your bills online. Really. Even though paying via internet is fully automated. It’s not just about the money (though if you’re like me, you don’t have extra cash to be sending to a giant phone company in order to pay your own bills.) It’s that Verizon thinks it can do anything to its customers, and that we’re powerless to stop it. (Spoiler alert: We’re not.) And guess what? It turns out that Verizon paid zero federal income tax from 2008-2010. Actually, they got almost a billion dollars in rebates from taxpayers. Sign this petition to tell Verizon Wireless to drop the fee for paying bills online.
Tell Bank of America: No $5 Debit Card Fees
Bank of America, the largest bank in the U.S., will begin charging customers $5 each month to use their debit card to make purchases. This is an outrageous fee. What's worse is that Bank of America's decision to charge customers for debit card use will likely spread to other banks. Wells Fargo and Chase bank have already announced plans to test a $3 monthly fee to their customers. Not everyone will pay the fee (at least not at first). If you have $20,000 in combined balances at BofA or have a mortgage with the bank, they'll waive the $5 monthly fee. That means this change will hit low income customers the worst - including people like me, a recent college graduate working two part-time jobs. When the recession first hit, we gave Bank of America billions of dollars in bailout money. Our reward is higher fees for the same services. At some point, we've got to say enough is enough. Please join me in telling Bank of America you're fed up. Sign my petition calling on BofA CEO Brian Moynihan to swiftly reverse the bank's decision to charge us $5 a month to use our own debit cards. Photo Credit: Bravo Six Niner Delta