Brookport, Illinois
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I wrote a check at Target for 101.33. The check was denied.

I knew that there was approx. 5K in my account so I was really appalled. There were 6 people in line behind me so you can imagine how embarassed I was. I then drove directly to my credit union, which was directly across the street.

They checked my balance on my account. It was 5,500.23. So I went home and called CENTERGY only to get a meesage saying that they would not accept my check. I then called the local Target and spoke to the manager.

She gave me a consumer satisfaction number to call. I called only to get a person that had such a heavy accent that I could not understand her. I asked to speak to someone else and she transferred my call and was promptly hung up on. At this point I was so frustrated I called back and spoke to a person that recorded my complaint and said he would pass it along.

Target does not a have a sign to my knowledge stating that they don't accept checks. If I was another race and had the time I would so take Target to court because surely this is discrimination. I have done business with Target since they opened the doors in this town. I wish I had a dollar amount to give you an idea how much money I have spent in Target over the years.

You would probably be amazed. I was buying items for my son to take to college. He is leaving tomorrow so I don't have the time to spend dealing with *** like this.

Target you really dropped the ball. I just got back from Wal-Mart...no issues there.

Product or Service Mentioned: Target Manager.

Monetary Loss: $2.

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Anonymous
Indian Wells, California, United States #950004

Same thing happened to me today!! Forget Target! Our Family will start shopping at wall mart from now on !!!!

Anonymous
#414490

In regards to Target not taking a check. The same thing happeded to me this past Saturday.

Because of an Identity Theft problem, I had to cancel my debt card. (I had over $8,000.00 in the bank) The cashier told me AFTER putting my check thru Tele-Check that they could not except my check. She rushed me thru without telling me why. Their were other people in line behind me so needless to say I was quit embarassed also.

I called my bank to see if there was a problem, and was told that it was Targets deal. My bank also told me that the cashier should have given me an 800 number to call. Well she didn't. I was treated like a criminal trying to pass a bad check.

After looking at my check a little closer, I saw what appear to be an 800# printed backwards. I called that number and was told that Tele-Check approved it but that Target would not accept it because I didn't have a check writting history with them. Of course not, I always use a debt card. Why didn't Target tell me this as I was writing the check?

Bad customer Service!! I went across the street to Wal-Mart and they had no problem with me writing a check for $480.00.

Thank you Wal-Mart. I will NOT do business with Target again!!

Anonymous
#414471

In regards to Target not taking a check. The same thing happeded to me this past Saturday.

Because of an Identity Theft problem, I had to cancel my debt card. (I had over $8,000.00 in the bank) The cashier told me AFTER putting my check thru Tele-Check that they could not except my check. She rushed me thru without telling me why. Their were other people in line behind me so needless to say I was quit embarassed also.

I called my bank to see if there was a problem, and was told that it was Targets deal. My bank also told me that the cashier should have given me an 800 number to call. Well she didn't. I was treated like a criminal trying to pass a bad check.

After looking at my check a little closer, I saw what appear to be an 800# printed backwards. I called that number and was told that Tele-Check approved it but that Target would not accept it because I didn't have a check writting history with them. Of course not, I always use a debt card. Why didn't Target tell me this as I was writing the check?

Bad customer Service!! I went across the street to Wal-Mart and they had no problem with me writing a check for $480.00.

Thank you Wal-Mart. I will NOT do business with Target again!!

Anonymous
#410089

You could have walked over to the ATM and withdrawn the cash. Too bad it wasn't in your account.

You're a pissed consumer because Target wouldn't take your bad check?

You were trying to steal from them, I bet they were a pissed retailer! :grin :grin :grin :grin :grin :grin :grin :grin :grin :grin

Anonymous
#409231

I can\'t believe you would play the race card on this. You just want someone to blame it on.

The check machine doesn\'t know what race you are. Maybe you should get a debit card ..who uses checks anymore anyway!!??

Anonymous
#409230

lol if you were another race... please you are the one that is making it out to be racist!!!

Anonymous
#409229

lol if you were another race... please you are the one that is making it out to be racist!!!

Anonymous
#408742

Way to place the race card. They didn't accept your check, because your broke and even the bank won't give you a debit card. lol.

Anonymous
#407753

they do get declined sometimes, especially if you're writing a check for a large amount and you don't use checks there very often. (just get a debit card!! why is this such a hard concept for people?)

Anonymous
#407705

"If I was another race and had the time I would so take Target to court because surely this is discrimination"

Play the race card and nevermind the fact that a check authorization machine doesn't know what race you are. You make me sick claiming discrimination. You should be ashamed of yourself.

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