Pathetic: Wells Fargo Steps Up Scandal Control With TV Ad Over Bogus Accounts

Wells Fargo Steps Up Scandal Damage Control With TV Ad Push

Reminds me of the GMAC videos when they changed their name to Ally after they got busted stealing the homes of millions of people…

If you haven’t seen them, I embedded a few below.

Wells Fargo & Co., trying to quell a scandal that has engulfed its consumer bank, will start broadcasting nationwide television commercials Monday night, outlining steps it has taken to halt abuses.

The spot — featuring a stagecoach in slow motion, and a narrator talking over piano music — escalates a public-relations campaign that already includes Internet and newspaper advertisements, as the firm tries to convince customers it’s putting their interests first. Authorities fined the bank $185 million last month, saying branch workers may have opened more than 2 million unauthorized deposit accounts and credit cards over half a decade.

“The advertising reiterates Wells Fargo’s commitment to customers and the steps we are taking to move forward and make things right,” Mark Folk, a company spokesman, said in an interview. Some ads will air during Sunday morning talk shows, and the push will include networks Univision and Telemundo, he said.

More here…

Ally videos below…


2 Responses to “Pathetic: Wells Fargo Steps Up Scandal Control With TV Ad Over Bogus Accounts”
  1. Randall Stephens says:

    Um …

    “The advertising reiterates Wells Fargo’s commitment to customers …”

    If you’re “reiterating” isn’t that pretty much proof positive the prior iteration was without meaning, and if the prior iteration was without meaning why should any meaning at all be ascribed to a reiteration?

  2. Tom says:

    Isn’t it amazing how these thieves will always come out with something to regain the trust of their customers just so they can screw them over again in the future?
    And why is it just over the fake account set up scam that their customers had no knowledge of, and not about the millions of fraudulent foreclosures so they could collect on the force placed PMI/MIP scam?
    When are they going to do something to pay their customers back on that massive mortgage fraud?

    I recall a time when this country actually had the thieves pay for their crimes by hanging them in public.
    Cattle thieves, horse thieves, property thieves, and bank robbers would be hung for their crimes.

    Nowadays the banksters that rob from the inside by robbing from their customers receive big bonuses, millions in retirement from their scams, and bailed out by the FED and taxpayers when they run out of money to steal, receive 8 figure bonuses out of the bail out funds, and then think of new ways to rip off their customers.
    They pay those so-called fake fines that look like severe penalties to the banks, but in reality they are just kickbacks to the other people involved in their scams.
    And NOT one has done any jail time!

    Maybe it’s about time to go back to the old days and start making people actually pay for their crimes?
    I’m sure that it would make people think twice about committing the next scam on their customers!

    In the meantime, people could remove all their money from the TOO BIG TO FAIL, TOO BIG TO JAIL BANKS and put it in their small local banks that aren’t in the business to rip off their customers.
    That would be an easy and great way to shut them down!
    If people want the BS to stop, they need to work together to shut down the BS causing the mess!

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