HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF
FROM BANKS LIKE CHASE
Wisconsin, Tennessee seniors can secretly record
conversations with Chase Bank
State law permits
people to record their conversations
By GEOFF DAVIDIAN
Putnam Pit editor
MILWAUKEE, WI. (June 11, 2007) -- With two lawsuits brought by this
writer alone against JPMorgan Chase alleging the banking big shot
fraudulently markets to elderly consumers and takes depositor money as
"fees" although none is owed, you might ask yourself: "How can I protect
myself against powerful and influential business interests who are
marketing to my demographic group?"
You can secretly record your own conversations
without the permission of, say, a low-level bank employee, who may be too
uninformed or anxious to take possession of everything you have to
adequately, completely or honestly explain the rules. If there is a
problem later, the secret recording is proof of what was stated.
According to the not-for-profit
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press:
Wis. Stat. § 968.31: A person who is a party
to a wire, electronic or oral communication, or who has obtained prior
consent from one party, can legally record and divulge the contents of
the communication, unless he does so for the purpose of committing a
criminal or tortious act.
Under the statute, consent is not required for
the taping of a non-electronic communication uttered by a person who
does not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in that
communication. See definition of "oral communication," Wis.
Stat. § 968.27.