PRLog - July 11, 2013 - People in Ohio who have been turned down recently for a checking or savings account because of their previous banking activities that were reported to the Chex Systems Inc., can now get a second chance.
Ohio Second Chance Banks
These consumers can get a new start with banks and credit unions in Ohio offering "Second Chance" and "Fresh Start" checking account programs. These special checking accounts allow Chexsystems victims to get back on the good side of financial institutions with checkwriting privilages and either a MasterCard or Visa Debit card.
When a consumer enters into one of these programs they will need to make sure they balance their checkbook properly to prevent any overdrafts. Depending on the financial institution and their program policy, the special account holder will have the chance to convert their special account to a regular checking account after about a year of good banking behavior.
A free consumer organization called "Bad Credit MD" has composed a list of these banks and credit unions in the state of Ohio offering "Fresh Start" and/or "Second Chance" checking account programs. This valuable information can be found at http://www.badcreditmd.com/
A Warning For Consumers About Stolen Checks:
Consumers that had checks stolen or bank accounts opened fraudulently should report it to the check verification companies listed below. Put stop payments on any outstanding checks that they are unsure of; cancel their checking and savings accounts and obtain new account numbers. Give the bank a secret password for their account. When creating a password, they should not use common numbers like the last four digits of their Social Security number, their birthdate, middle name, mother’
ckRite 800-766‑2748 P.O. Box 520370 Salt Lake City, UT 84152
Chexsystems 800-428‑9623 12005 Ford Road #600 Dallas, TX 75234
Equifax 800-437‑5120 11602 Roosevelt Blvd. St. Petersburg, FL 33716
NPC Check Services, Inc. 800 526‑5380 P.O. Box 379 Riverdale, NJ 07457
SCAN 800-262‑7771 19803 N. Creek Parkway Bothell, WA 98011
Telecheck 800-710‑9898 P.O. Box 17370 Denver, CO 80217
Checkcare Systems 800-589‑4410 P.O. Box 297710 Columbus, OH 48229
Checkcare Systems 800-742‑2925 P.O. Box 4338 Lexington, KY 40544
Checkcare Systems 800-573‑6777 P.O. Box 31235 Independence, OH 44131
A Warning For Consumers About Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) Cards:
If a ATM card has been stolen or compromised, get a new card, account number, and PIN (Personal Identification Number). Do not use a old password. When creating a new PIN, keep in mind the suggestions listed above.
Bad Credit MD, is a free On-line consumer information guide that helps people living in Ohio with credit problems in the cites of Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Parma, Canton, Youngstown, Lorain, Hamilton, Springfield, Kettering, Elyria, Lakewood, Cuyahoga Falls, Euclid, Middletown, Mansfield, Newark, Mentor, Cleveland Heights, Beavercreek, Strongsville, Fairfield, Dublin, Warren, Findlay, Lancaster, Lima, Huber Heights, Marion, Westerville, Reynoldsburg, Grove City, Stow, Delaware, Brunswick, Upper Arlington, Gahanna, Westlake, North Olmsted, Fairborn, Massillon, Mason, North Royalton, Bowling Green, North Ridgeville, Kent, Garfield Heights.
Bad Credit MD has been in business helping consumers with bad credit since April of 2007 and is a subsidiary of Enticing Designs Publishing. The staff has various backgrounds in the financial and mortgage industry. This self-help site has over 500 pages of credit advice and articles. Its staff has researched its information with various governments around the world to provide the most comprehensive and accurate information free of charge.
The spokesperson for "Bad Credit MD" can be contacted at https://plus.google.com/