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News, The Snitch Wells Fargo's Shady Overdraft Fee Practice Is Legal, Court Rules

Wells Fargo's Shady Overdraft Fee Practice Is Legal, Court Rules

Wells Fargo turned overdraft fees into a billion-dollar hustle. Beginning in April 2001, when you made a string of purchases on your debit card, the bank would process the most expensive charges first in order to maximize the number of…
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News, The Snitch Bank Fees Are Costing Consumers Way Too Much Money, Study Says

Bank Fees Are Costing Consumers Way Too Much Money, Study Says

Sometimes it's hard to decide which is worse  -- insurance companies, banks, or just the 1 percent. Today, banks win.We just learned that banking giants charge Americans anywhere from $84 to $144 every year just to maintain a bank account,…
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News, The Snitch Wells Fargo Controls One-Third of This Year's U.S. Mortages

Wells Fargo Controls One-Third of This Year's U.S. Mortages

This spring, about a dozen housing advocates marched up Russian Hill to Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf's house, to protest the steady stream of foreclosures in San Francisco. On another day they bused over to Los Altos and Hillsborough, to…
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News, The Snitch Wells Fargo to Pay $175 Million Settlement for Racist Lending Practices

Wells Fargo to Pay $175 Million Settlement for Racist Lending Practices

Wells Fargo, the San Francisco-based banking giant, has agreed to pay a $175 million settlement for discriminatory lending practices where black and brown people were charged higher interest rates than white people, the Justice Department announced today."If you were African-American…
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News, The Snitch Gays Plan to Occupy Pride

Gays Plan to Occupy Pride

What do you get when put occupiers and gays in the same room? OccuPride, of course.From what we read this morning, the LGBT community is pretty darn annoyed that so many corporations are sponsoring the annual gay pride parade this…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Bernal Postpones Visit to Wells Fargo Lobbyist at Home

Occupy Bernal Postpones Visit to Wells Fargo Lobbyist at Home

Update 5 p.m.: A Wells Fargo representative called us to chime in on this debate. Ruben Pulido, spokesman for the bank, said they are proud to have Alfredo Pedroza on their team. "Alfredo has lived in the Mission District his…
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News, The Snitch Wells Fargo Accused of Giving "Illusionary Loans" to Financially Stressed Family

Wells Fargo Accused of Giving "Illusionary Loans" to Financially Stressed Family

A Missouri couple is taking Wells Fargo to court, attempting to recover money on behalf of all the folks out there who were duped into taking temporary loan modifications from the San Francisco-based bank.According to a lawsuit filed in San…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF Plans to Take Over Wells Fargo without Getting Arrested

Occupy SF Plans to Take Over Wells Fargo without Getting Arrested

This ought to be a good show. Occupiers have audacious plans to storm the Wells Fargo shareholders' meeting tomorrow afternoon and stop the financiers from making any more decisions that will more than likely hurt the 99 percent. The protesters…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Can't Wait to Make Life Hell for Golden Gate Bridge Commuters

Occupy Can't Wait to Make Life Hell for Golden Gate Bridge Commuters

No more dressing up in ugly hospital gowns or sending mean Valentine's Day cards to Wells Fargo executives. It seems 99 percenters have decided it's time to go big or go home.On May 1, occupiers aren't just going to make…
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News, The Snitch 99 Percent Finds New Ways to Despise the 1 Percent

99 Percent Finds New Ways to Despise the 1 Percent

Cursing out the CEO of Wells Fargo has kinda lost its thrill, which is why San Francisco's 99 percent has come up with a new way to shame the 1 percent. A coalition of powerful unions launched a new website…
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News, The Snitch AIDS Activistis Use Good Friday to Shame the Catholic Church

AIDS Activistis Use Good Friday to Shame the Catholic Church

The only thing that might make Good Friday even better for some is a loud protest of the Catholic Church. We'll leave that one to San Francisco's AIDS activists who have made a long list of institutions they plan to…
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News, The Snitch Wells Fargo Totally Committed to Screwing Over Diverse Populations

Wells Fargo Totally Committed to Screwing Over Diverse Populations

At this point we've come to expect that Wells Fargo will screw over middle-class Americans. But it seems in the spirit of being inclusive, the big bank is now screwing over immigrants, too!At least that's what a group of H-1B…
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News, The Snitch Occupiers to Put on Ugly Hospital Gowns to Confront Wells Fargo Executive

Occupiers to Put on Ugly Hospital Gowns to Confront Wells Fargo Executive

No better way to draw sympathy than to put on a hospital gown, right? Needless to say, protesters in San Francisco are getting creative with their campaign against Wells Fargo, the nefarious big bank that's screwed one too many homeowners…
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News, The Snitch Wells Fargo Gives In, Offers Lame Workshop for Suffering Homeowners

Wells Fargo Gives In, Offers Lame Workshop for Suffering Homeowners

Last week, we told readers about Occupy Bernal's epic march to the front steps of Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf's home, where protesters delivered a foreclosure notice of their own. And although Stumpf is still living large, this mock "auction"…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Bernal Heights to "Auction" Home of Wells Fargo CEO

Occupy Bernal Heights to "Auction" Home of Wells Fargo CEO

This weekend, San Francisco families are planning to descend on the front steps of Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf's home to deliver a foreclosure notice of their own, and stage a mock auction to show the wealthy financier the same…
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News, The Snitch Former San Jose Cop Gets Job Back After Helping Police Catch Bank Robbers

Former San Jose Cop Gets Job Back After Helping Police Catch Bank Robbers

Former cop Michael Nasser got a big reward for helping San Jose police lock up three alleged bank robbers this week: His old job back.Nasser, who worked as a San Jose police officer for 11 years, had been laid off last year…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Bernal: Neighbors to Dump Banks on Valentine's Day

Occupy Bernal: Neighbors to Dump Banks on Valentine's Day

If you are bitter about Valentine's Day, who better to take it out on than Wells Fargo and other big banks? After all, they are the ones who broke your heart, right?We know they've hurt a lot of hearts in…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Oakland and Wells Fargo -- BFFs

Occupy Oakland and Wells Fargo -- BFFs

In a bizarre twist of events, the Occupy Oakland movement -- which has made national news in confronting big banks downtown -- voted to deposit a generous $20,000 donation it received at, of all places, Wells Fargo.  Had occupiers made…
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News, The Snitch Move Your Money Day: San Francisco Residents to Dump Their Banks

Move Your Money Day: San Francisco Residents to Dump Their Banks

In what could be the first practical request by the Occupy Movement yet, protesters are asking everyone across the nation to take part in the "Move Your Money Day" tomorrow and divert their investments from big banks. It might seem…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Wall Street Protest Expands to San Francisco

Occupy Wall Street Protest Expands to San Francisco

Today marks the 12th day of the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City -- and unlike BART protests, there's no sign that this demonstration is dying down. In fact, it's spreading -- all the way to the West…
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