Oh we just can’t pass this up. After months of writing and commenting on JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon (CEO) and his legendary quote “bitcoin is a fraud”, guess who is getting sued for fraud? (Yeah I know, too easy) None other than……JP Morgan. Jamie’s bank has been hit with a class-action lawsuit alledgedly adding on layers of fees and interest to cryptocurrency transactions. Seems the bank treated crypto purchases off customer’s credit cards as cash advances which………..command higher fees/interest. Now we all know anyone can sue anybody, BUT in the karma world it seems JPMorgan and Jamie have been “blessed” with the first lawsuit. So, could charging higher fees on cash advances (credit risk), versus a credit card purchase to buy cryptos be the “thing” that comes back to bite Jamie (“its a fraud”) Dimon in the butt? Stay tuned and remember, Karma works in mysterious ways.
(Bill Taylor/Managing Editor)
“If Jamie Dimon didn’t believe in karma before, he may be a believer now.
JPMorgan has been hit with a class-action lawsuit on allegations of tacking on unannounced layers of fees plus interest after pulling the rug out from under the feet of cryptocurrency investors, according to a Reuters report. No wonder the decentralized revolution is upon us.
The bank put the kibosh on credit card purchases for cryptocurrencies earlier this year when it also sparked controversy by treating crypto purchases as cash advances, the latter of which command higher fees. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon infamously called bitcoin a fraud a while back, and now those words are coming back to haunt him.
The plaintiff, Brady Tucker, is from Idaho and the lawsuit was filed in a New York court. He alleges that JPMorgan charged additional layers of fees and much higher interest on the cash advances versus what they charge for credit card purchases. Customers cried foul, but the bank refused to budge.
A Chase spokesperson told Reuters that while the bank placed a ban on credit card purchases for bitcoin and altcoins, they did so “because of the credit risk involved” and pointed out that customers could still use their checking account-linked debit cards for purchases and bypass fees. JPMorgan wasn’t the only bank to ban credit card use for bitcoin, as Bank of America, Citi and others took similar action amid a pullback in the bitcoin price in the new year…”