Man loses worldly possessions as bank clears out his house by mistake
If there's one thing that absolutely gets me riled, its the automatons created by the conglomerations. What do I mean by that? Well say you have a bank. Say that bank decides to foreclose on a property. Say that they have the wrong address and don't bother to check. Say they clear out everything in the home and trash what they pull out.
Well that's exactly what happened to man in Tampa Bay. The man, Benito Santiago Sr. was on vacation and came home to a pretty startling scene.
"Everything was taken out of the property," he said. "I feel nervous. I'm not going back."
Now here's where it gets hard. They took a lifetime of memories from him. Every photograph, every letter, everything. They valued his possessions at $29,100. But the retired antiques dealer puts the value somewhere about $100,000. This, of course, doesn't include the value of those photographs, the hassle of going through this, and the message that needs to be sent to the banks that this kind of steamrolling over consumer rights is not okay.