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Suntrust Checking Account Wasn't Really Closed: Goes Zombie

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 11:50 AM
From  Consumerist:
Stephen had an account at Suntrust, and decided to leave that bank behind and start a shiny new credit union account with his wife. He left the Suntrust account open instead of withdrawing all of his money and transferring it to the new account, spending it until it was empty, then going in to close it. This plan would have worked beautifully if Suntrust had actually closed the account when he asked them to.

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The article includes a link to a checklist from Consumers Union which can be helpful in preventing problems when closing an account. 
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