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My neighbourhood Vancity's doors to ATM machine locked after 8pm

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My neighbourhood Vancity's doors to ATM machine locked after 8pm

Does ur financial institution ever lock their doors to their ATM machine? I asked why my Vancity had the doors locked, and the answer was because (homeless?) people were sleeping inside. Anyone else have this issue, or is it just my area?
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Becks wrote:
May 24th, 2018 9:21 pm
Does ur financial institution ever lock their doors to their ATM machine? I asked why my Vancity had the doors locked, and the answer was because (homeless?) people were sleeping inside. Anyone else have this issue, or is it just my area?
I was shocked to find Victoria banks do this too. I haven't had to unlock an ATM vestibule with my card since the 90's back in Ottawa.
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I used to worn early mornings in downtown Ottawa and I saw that a lot of banks had homeless people sleeping in them. They were always gone by around 8am so I guess the banks would decide to look the other way about it.
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lennyandcarl wrote:
May 24th, 2018 9:27 pm
I was shocked to find Victoria banks do this too. I haven't had to unlock an ATM vestibule with my card since the 90's back in Ottawa.
There was no option for me to unlock the doors with my card!
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Becks wrote:
May 25th, 2018 2:55 pm
There was no option for me to unlock the doors with my card!
That's brings up an interesting thought. Some banks in Toronto have the card access locks and I remembered some 10+ years ago during cold nights, I've encountered some homeless guys sleeping in there and invariably as you take money out they ask for some. You can't say no with the potential to be assault. Or another scenario is a homeless person follows you in as you gain access do you as a average citizen have some obligation to stop them from entering or do you just take pity and let them in and hope that they don't also rob you as you take money out.

Obviously this is way before debit taps and NFC phones.
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Poutinesauce wrote:
May 25th, 2018 10:36 am
Homelessness is a huge problem in Vancouver and Victoria. Understandably, it's the only place in Canada where you can be homeless and not freeze to death.
The social service ministries in Alberta and Saskatchewan have given their homeless one-way bus tickets to Vancouver because that's cheaper than providing them with services at home.
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That is the one I am talking about.
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I remember there was a bank that requires you to use their card to be able to get inside to use their ATMs.
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