Join in the fight against ATM surcharges!
There are already laws that regulate ATMs, but most of the laws do very little to restrict surcharging. However, legislation is pending in Congress and many states and localities that would make surcharges illegal. (A few places have already banned surcharges, but banks are challenging these laws in court.)
Write to your representatives in Congress, urging them to support legislation that would prohibit ATM surcharges. Also, write to your state and local legislators, encouraging them to support similar laws at these levels.
Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper complaining about ATM surcharges, and urge other readers to express their support for legislation to ban surcharges.
If you have your own web page, add a link to this site. (The URL is http://www.atmsurcharges.com/.)
Boycott banks that impose ATM owner surcharges.
Look for ATMs in supermarkets, convenience stores, department stores, shopping malls, and other businesses that you patronize.
Most importantly, never use ATMs that impose surcharges. Look for surcharge-free ATMs, and patronize them often.
Don't give up! Banks claim that consumers avoid surcharging ATMs at first, but eventually give in and pay the surcharges. By refusing to pay surcharges, you can send banks a message: ripping off consumers will cost them money in the long run.