Although I feel very sorry for the lady for losing so much money, I do have to side with the bank that she waited too long to report it lost/stolen. It would be interesting however to see what a judge would say if the lady takes it to court.
This is definitely a lesson that if you lose a bank card, credit card, or any type of identification that it should be reported lost/stolen immediately since the banks will only reimburse for funds stolen after a lost/stolen report is filed. It is also a good idea to keep a list of all of your card numbers and phone numbers of the bank or credit card company on the card so that you can quickly call to report them lost or stolen.
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