The Wells Fargo scandal continues to bite with 38,000 erroneous letters mailed

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The auto insurance scam involved selling unnecessary coverage and now includes sending letters containing mistakes. The Wells Fargo scandal that rocked the financial services company in the second half of last year just became more unpleasant. As the bank attempts to recover from the latest damage to its reputation in which auto loan customers were sold insurance policies they didn’t need, they’ve now made another mistake they didn’t need. The bank accidentally sent out letters about the auto insurance scam containing erroneous information. The Wells Fargo scandal involved requiring car…

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Wells Fargo could face additional sanctions due to auto insurance practices

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The bank may be facing even more penalties from a federal regulator due to mortgage and insurance scandals. Wells Fargo & Co. may already have faced penalties for its mortgage and auto insurance practices but they don’t seem to be over yet. A federal regulator may be applying more sanctions to the bank as a result of practices that have come to light over the last few months. Among the car insurance practices was one that forced car loan customers to pay for unnecessary coverage. Last week, the Wall Street…

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Wells Fargo auto insurance product scandal will now lead to $130 million in payments

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The financial giant released a securities filing at the end of last week with its updated estimates. The Wells Fargo auto insurance product scandal has received a fresh update as the bank updated its payment estimates in a recent securities filing. The document revealed the financial giant’s intentions to pay a total estimated $130 million to affected customers. That new figure represents an amount that is $50 million greater than previous estimates it released. The auto insurance product in question has since been discontinued. The premiums associated with its coverage…

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Wells Fargo auto insurance scandal escalates with accusation of lying to Congress

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Senator Sharrod Brown put forth the allegations against the bank during a recent Senate hearing. The Wells Fargo auto insurance scandal has just escalated to a new level after accusations of lying to Congress last year. At a Senate hearing this week, Senator Sherrod Brown alleged that the bank failed to disclose a growing problem within the bank’s car insuring business. This has only worsened the situation for the bank which is already facing considerable scandal. “The company pure and simple lied to this committee — and lied to the…

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Wells Fargo auto insurance forced on borrowers who didn’t need it

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The bank charged customers for unnecessary coverage, leading to 25,000 wrongful vehicle repossessions. A new report determined Wells Fargo auto insurance was forcibly sold to customers who did not require this coverage. As a result of the bank’s activity, there were approximately 25,000 wrongful vehicle repossessions. Over 800,000 people who took out Wells Fargo car loans were charged for unnecessary insurance. The added expense of the unnecessary Wells Fargo auto insurance was too much for some borrowers, whose vehicles were wrongfully repossessed. The report showed that among 800,000 of the…

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Prudential insurance policy sales to cease through Wells Fargo

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Following the recent account sales scandal at the latter firm a few months ago, product sales are being suspended. Prudential Financial announced this week that the Prudential insurance policy sales by Wells Fargo & Co are suspended. This insurance news follows closely on the heels of the San Francisco bank’s sales practices scandal this fall. Wells Fargo is continuing its management of the fraud scandal backlash from a few months ago. The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office worked with federal regulators in announcing that Wells Fargo was caught using fraudulent…

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