Okay. So this is bad.
It’s been more than ten days since my bank blocked my card. And they won’t unblock it. And they won’t help. So basically, I’m broke as hell’s belly in the middle of nowhere.
Now, I don’t understand banking. Because I’ve always had the boyfriend handle my finances. And after he left, I had Paytm to help me get by. The crap hit the fan when I exceeded my Paytm wallet limit and had to resort to other apps like Ola Money and whatever to just pay off my bills. And I kid you not, Ola Money sucks bananas. Which means you’ll be charged if you make transactions more than INR 1000.
So yeah, I was screwed.
I have an SBI Maestro card from 2006 when I was like teenaged and naive and still am. On February 27 I tried to make a transaction and I got this text:
I panicked because when I tried using Paytm on March 1, they showed me that the phone number registered with this account was wrong. Like, WTF? Before my card stopped working, apparently my bank called me because I was making too many transactions. I should have known that something was wrong, because your bank won’t call you if you shop too much. And ask you for your address and what you do for a living. So yeah, I ignored that red flag and had my card blocked.
I’m only writing this post because I need someone to help me out with this. I’d sent my Dad over to my home branch, since I can’t really go there – I’d have to take a flight and a cab – and they fed him some cock and bull story about some limit being exceeded. Wow.
Does anyone on here know how ancient SBI maestro cards work? HELP.