Wells Fargo must be a truly great bank.
I just got an email from them discussing security. Here's what it said:
Dear customer of Wells Fargo Bank,
Wells Fargo Bank is committed to safeguarding customer information and combating fraud. We have implemented industry leading security initiatives, and our online banking services are protected by the strongest encryption methods and security protocols available. We continue to develop new solutions to provide our online banking services and their customers with confidence and security.
The added security measures require all Commercial Electronic Office® customers to complete on a regular basis Commercial Electronic Office Form (CEO Form).
Please use the hyperlink below to access CEO Form:
There are two strange things, though....
1) I never knew that Wells Fargo was part of the Old Money Establishment in Singapore. For some reason I always thought they were headquartered in San Francisco. However, the hyperlink they provided to update my account information clearly had a Singapore net address. I feel so stupid for thinking they were an American Bank.
2) The other strange thing is that I didn't even realize I had an account there. However, I guess when I was traveling through Viet Nam, China, and Hong Kong back in 2005 I must have made a junket through Singapore and set up an account. I am curious to know how much money I have there. Perhaps it is a huge wad of cash, and I can just go crazy spending it all on toys for me.
I entered all of the information they asked for (Name, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, Credit Card Numbers, Debit Card PIN's, etc.). I made sure I gave them all of the information I could think of so that they wouldn't have any trouble confirming my identity and getting me the information on this account I didn't even know I had.
All I can say is GOD BLESS THE INTERNET!!!!!!!!!! For all of those people out there who surmise that the world wide web is nothing but a vehicle for looking at porn in the privacy of your own home, I provide the story of this email from Well Fargo. If it weren't for this glorious internet of ours, they would have never been able to find me, and I would probably never have known about this account that I don't even remember setting up.
Thank you, Al Gore. This little invention of yours just keeps touching lives. Perhaps I'll use my new found Wells Fargo money to buy some carbon credits.