Lynn Gold (figmo) wrote,
Lynn Gold

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That was easier than I thought

I thought I was going to get bent out of shape selling enough shares of my old Oracle ESPP stock fund -- possibly all of them -- so I could pay all my bills this month.

No sirree!

Turns out they won't even let me have my money unless I give them "an alternate mailing address that is not a PO Box."

I do not give out my street address. Period. I am sick and tired of folks abusing it. These folks won't even let me have my money unless I give them a street address at least 24 hours in advance of when I want to pick up my check.

I chose to close out the account. They were insisting they were required to have this unnecessary "information" because of the PATRIOT Act. E*Trade doesn't require my street address. This is crap.

I will happily no longer be doing business with Smith Barney by the beginning of next week.

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