My Bank Froze Me Out of My Account and Left Me Stranded 😱
So yesterday this happened: my bank decided that, despite having me as their customer for over the past 11 years, the fact that I got a job in Estonia upon graduation from a Business School and moved there four months ago automatically turned me into a money-launderer in their eyes.
Already last week they stopped sending and accepting funds from and to my bank account, but they lied to me about this fact every day this week, when I called them and wondered what the heck is going on. Yesterday they finally admitted to freezing my account – just when I was waiting for my monthly salary to pay the rent and the bills.
The worst thing: it happened during the traditional SteemFest bowling tournament. Instead of enjoying the game, I spent over an hour on the phone with the banksters, trying to convince them I was not a money-laundering criminal. They made me contact my employer and forward them my contract in Estonia. My employer managed to comply and help me within minutes, bless their heart. Still, the banksters were not convinced. They told me to come to their office in Stockholm in person and explain why I was still using my Swedish bank account, if I lived and worked in Estonia. Then they told me plainly that I shouldn't be using Swedish banking services, if I no longer live in Sweden. Completely ruined my evening.
Luckily, it's slowly being sorted out. I'm moving my funds to Revolut and my employer transfrered the salary to my Revolut card, so I at least could pay the next month's rent. Both Revolut and my employer proved hugely helpful in this entire ordeal. I felt like they were pulling me back to the surface, while my bank was trying to drown me in their b******t, despite the previous 11 years of doing business with them.