As the list of banking services that have been frozen because of the collapse of Wirecard grows longer, millions of customers are beginning to wonder: is the money in my account safe? The worrying news is that not even the financial authorities seem certain that it is.
The immediate suspension of WCS on Friday has already caused immense difficulties for some customers who have contacted me.
A Pockit customer wrote to me on Friday, telling me he has autism and relies on Pockit as his only bank card. When he went to pay for petrol using his card on Friday afternoon, the card was declined and the police were called as the customer had no alternative means to pay. “The police still think I didn’t intend to pay as [the card] kept saying not authorized and in their book that means I don’t have it,” the Pockit customer wrote. “I had no idea until I read your story.” Read the complete article HERE.