UPS Loses Family’s $846K Inheritance, Offers to Refund $32 Shipping Fee

Posted by  $  nickursis 10 months, 1 week ago to Business
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This is about as stupid as stupid gets. A bank draft (i.e check) would need to be deposited, and no doubt the depositor would need a boatload of ID, which then when it was found to be not his draft, lead to an arrest. Or just list it as VOID. How often do people in Canada cash a 846,000 check? This is so, so stupid on so many levels. UPS has damn tracking numbers on the packages and you can see where it was last seen, really?
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  • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 10 months, 1 week ago
    The first thing that struck me is the shipping cost...$32.00?????????????????????????

    The second thing: Seems the bank has no confidence in law enforcement to catch anyone whom might try and cash the check...knowing Canada...some government creature probably has it...

    Can't they put a stop payment on that check and write a new one?...or is that toooooooo simple?
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    • Posted by  $  10 months, 1 week ago
      That was sort of my question, I cannot see how this is such an issue. Just void the check, so it cannot be cashed and reissue. Something more seems mixed up in this... And UPS fee seems about right, as it is Canadian $, but if it was an envelope type with overnight delivery..yep. Have you tried to ship a box lately? What used to be a reasonable system has ballooned to outrageous, probably because they are gouging individuals so they can offer cut rates to Amazon and other retailers.
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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 10 months, 1 week ago
    Me old dino agrees.
    Furthermore, I have an inheritance that electronically puts money into my checking account once a year.
    That's also how my pension and the SS pays me once a month.
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    • Posted by  $  10 months, 1 week ago
      Yes, and I am sure Canada is at least that advanced, they could have done an ACH transfer. This whole thing makes no sense, and seems to be something else beyond a lost check. Good grief, for such a huge sum of money, I would never have trusted anyone else with it, human or company. I would have gone there, or had it transferred bank to bank. Something is just not right, or we have found people dumber than Democrats...
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