Green Dot Bank

Do you think Green Dot Bank is not playing fair? You have rights under the law and we can help you at no cost to you. UDAAP is an acronym representing laws that prohibit Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices in the context of trade or business.

THE BEST PART IS…

If Green Dot Bank violated the law, you may be entitled to money damages and Green Dot Bank will pay our fees and costs. You won’t owe us a dime for our services. Plus, some of our clients also receive debt relief and cleaned-up credit reports. You have nothing to lose! Call us today at 312-300-5996 for a free consultation.

What is Green Dot Bank?

Founded in 1999, Green Dot Corporation operates as a fintech company headquartered in Pasadena, California. Today, the company is the number one debit card in retail with over 33 million customers served. Green Dot Corporation is in partnership with companies like Google, Intuit, Uber, and Walmart among others. 

Green Dot Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green Dot Corporation. Green Dot is known for inventing prepaid debit cards and is the largest provider of said product. The company has over 90,000 retail distribution centers. 

Green Dot Bank's Address, Phone Number, and Contact Information

Corporate Office
3465 E Foothill Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107

https://www.greendot.com/ 

+1 866-795-7597
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Problematic Prepaid Cards 

According to complaints, Green Dot Bank has been issuing cards that aren’t working. Some reported not being able to access their newly issued prepaid cards while others reported not getting their supposed credits through the company’s issued gift cards. This has been an issue as consumers couldn’t access and use their own money accordingly. 

Account Issues 

Aside from their problematic cards, Green Dot Bank’s consumers have also lamented about a number of account issues, including being locked out of their accounts or having their funds withheld. Others also reported getting their online purchases declined for “unusual purchase pattern” despite undergoing the verification process. These issues have made consumers’ experiences a nightmare. 

Dismal Customer Service

To top off their disappointing financial services, Green Dot Bank’s clients have reported lousy customer relations. According to complaints, many of the consumers have been disconnected from representatives, have had to contact the bank multiple times to get their issues resolved, and have been denied their refunds.

Unfortunately, faulty cards, account problems, and lousy customer service complaints are just the beginning for Green Dot Bank. The company’s customers are left wondering what options they have regarding their consumer rights.

We Fix Complaints When Customer Service Won’t

Has Green Dot Bank used misleading sales tactics? Have you received poor service? Do you have complaints with billing? Do you want customer service at Green Dot Bank to listen?

A lot of Green Dot Bank customers aren’t happy with their service and the Better Business Bureau lists 4,807 customer complaints against the company in the past three years, including complaints for billing and collections practices, problems with a service/product, advertising and sales, among others.  

If your complaints haven’t been heard, we can help. At Agruss Law Firm, LLC we help customers who have been mistreated by big companies--much like Green Dot Bank--and we turn your complaints into resolutions!

We’ll not only file your legal demands with Green Dot Bank, we’ll negotiate with the company. If your claim isn’t resolved through these negotiations, we’ll work through the legal process that is outlined in your Green Dot Bank contract, which is typically arbitration. 

Agruss Law Firm, LLC gets results--including zero balances, refunds, and other compensation. 

Here’s How to Make Big Companies Listen

It can be frustrating when you rely on a service and don’t get the results you’ve paid for. Big companies make mistakes every day and not only is it their fault, but it can also cost you money, time, and leave you with big headaches. 

Have you tried calling Green Dot Bank to address an issue, only to be told that the representative has no authority to do so? Or maybe you’ve tried talking to someone higher up in the company, only to be ignored, dismissed, or they take too long, continuing to waste your precious time. Maybe you’ve sent an email to the company which only resulted in a prefabricated response or they never follow through with what they’ve promised. 

When you’re limited in your choices for service providers or you’re locked into a contract, what can you do?

Fortunately, you do have options. 

Use Arbitration to Settle Your Complaint

Most companies like Green Dot Bank have an arbitration clause in their contracts to prevent being taken to court for traditional litigation. This is actually an advantage for the consumer. When you request an arbitration hearing, an independent third-party (the arbitrator) with knowledge of the type of situation involved will listen to the facts from both sides and make an impartial, binding decision. Green Dot Bank will have to do a lot of work and there is no guarantee that they will have a successful outcome. 

Arbitration is Fast, Inexpensive, and Private

Arbitration with Green Dot Bank is conducted through the American Arbitration Association (AAA). According to the AAA Consumer Due Process Protocol, arbitration through AAA will comply with their Statement of Principles, which includes:

  • The process is fundamentally fair - All parties are entitled to qualified, competent, impartial arbitrators who will conduct a fair hearing.
  • You get access to all relevant information - This includes reasonable costs, confidentiality, reasonable time limits, and meeting times and/or locations that are agreeable to both parties.
  • Transparency - AAA provides clear arbitration agreements and the ability for each side to hire their own representation.
  • Just process - Arbitration allows the arbitrator to award the same relief as traditional litigation in a binding decision.
  • Alternative to arbitration - Mediation and the ability to take the case to small claims court should be available in some cases.

Arbitration Gives you Control and Leverage

When Green Dot Bank is alerted that you plan to pursue arbitration, they know it will cost them money out of pocket. Not only do they run the risk of losing the case, but they will also pay for their mistake(s) and the arbitration itself. This gives you more leverage with your demands. 

If Green Dot Bank doesn’t meet those demands and you have a real complaint, Agruss Law Firm, LLC can help by representing you in arbitration where you will get a fair, just, and transparent hearing.

Control and Leverage Triggers Faster Settlements

Large companies like Green Dot Bank don’t like the uncertainty and loss of control that comes with arbitration. Not only do they lose the advantage in the situation, but you’re also on equal footing with them in the eyes of arbitration. 

The first step in taking on Green Dot Bank is to formally raise your complaint. The lawyers at Agruss Law Firm, LLC can help you to do so. We will send a letter of demand to the corporate offices of Green Dot Bank, letting them know that you’re ready to begin arbitration if a satisfactory resolution is not achieved. Typically, this is 30 days, but it will depend on your specific contract with Green Dot Bank. 

Approximately 50% of cases will settle before proceeding to an arbitration hearing during this time. However, if Green Dot Bank doesn’t offer a reasonable settlement within the appropriate time frame, the next step would be filing a case with AAA. Agruss Law Firm, LLC will not only put together the necessary paperwork for arbitration, but we will also help you take the next steps in the arbitration process. 

UDAAP and Arbitration

UDAAP is an acronym representing laws that prohibit Unfair, Deceptive, or Abusive Acts or Practices in the context of trade or business. This includes misrepresentation, deception, false advertising, or false promises. These laws emerged following the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that was enacted in response to the 2008 financial crisis. The ultimate goal with these laws is geared towards protecting consumers involved in financial transactions, educating consumers on their rights, and allowing them access to information and resources to best inform their decisions.

UDAAP laws are regulated by two organizations, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC expanded the initial UDAAP laws in 2004 to include unfair and deceptive acts and practices. Some standards for unfairness, in particular, include if it causes or is likely to cause substantial injury to consumers, the injury is not reasonably avoidable by consumers, and the injury is not outweighed by countervailing benefits to consumers or to competition.

Every state has UDAAP laws, which can vary widely. However, the lawyers at Agruss Law Firm, LLC understand these laws and can use them to get compensation for deceptive practices, representing consumers throughout the country in cases of arbitration at no cost to them. The company will not only pay the consumer, but they will also pay my fees as well. The consumer will never pay me a cent.

If you’re dealing with an issue with Green Dot Bank, you might try filing a complaint with the BBB or the customer service team with Green Dot Bank. Unfortunately, these avenues won’t always lead to a successful resolution for you, the customer. Instead, you may want to consider an experienced arbitration lawyer to take on your case. 

Arbitration is a very useful tool for resolving disputes, and Agruss Law Firm, LLC can help. With our expert guidance, we bring the big companies to the table and provide the support needed to get your bills corrected, credit reports fixed, improper fees refunded, and more. Let us pick up the sword for you; you have nothing to lose.

How Do I File a Complaint Against Green Dot Bank?

We will use your state’s UDAAP law to file a complaint in Arbitration on your behalf at no cost to you. UDAAP laws include misrepresentation, deception, false advertising, or false promises. Under your state’s UDAAP law, you are likely entitled to money damages for your actual damages.  Plus, the other side will pay our fees and costs.  You will not pay us a penny.  These laws emerged following the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that was enacted in response to the 2008 financial crisis. The ultimate goal with these laws is geared towards protecting consumers involved in financial transactions, educating consumers on their rights, and allowing them access to information and resources to best inform their decisions.

People, First

We are proud to serve consumers in arbitration cases. We see you as a person, not just a client – and that makes us better at the work we do. We listen. We learn your story. And, as we help you get the money you deserve, we go above and beyond in a way most law firms never could and never would. Because we’re not just lawyers. And you’re not just a client. We’re friends, neighbors, family. We’re all people and here at Agruss Law Firm, we put People, First.

Share Your Complaints Below Against Green Dot Bank

We encourage you to post your complaints about Green Dot Bank. Sharing your complaints against this big company can help other consumers understand what to do when they have problems with this company. Sharing your experience may help someone else!

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Submitted Complaints

DENIED 3 DISPUTES. WHEN DISPUTE WAS FILED ON 09-23-2012 GREEN DOT BANK NEVER BLOCK OR DEACTIVATED DEBITCARD STOLEN OUT OF MY MAIL AND ACTIVATED. THEY SAID THEY WOULD DEACTIVATE THE CARD. COME TO FIND OUT THE CARD WAS NEVER DEACTIVATED OR ACCOUNT RESTRICTED. WHEN MY SSI PAYMENT AND STATE PAYMENT WAS CREDIT TO ACCOUNT. WHO EVER HAD THE CARD STOLE THE FUNDS. THE ACCOUNT WAS RESRICTED ON 10-04-2021, AND CLOSED ON 10-09-2021, THEY SENT THE FIRST DISPUTE FUNDS BACK TO THE IRS $1215.00. THEY COVERUP FOR THE OTHER TWO DISPUTE WITH FRIOLOUS DENIAL LEETERS.

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Hi Benjamin. I'm sorry that you're dealing with your SSI checks and Green Dot Bank. I'm sure it's frustrating, especially when you need that money for your day to day life. Let's talk more about your options--give me a call at 888 572 0176. Thanks, Mike