A neighbor had her valuables stolen from a safe deposit box at a local bank. According to the law, the bank is not responsible for the theft. The neighbor was not compensated.
I found this NYTimes article from 2019 which tells the same story. The victim had a collection of antique watches that disappeared from his safe deposit box. He eventually got some of the stolen items back.
Do you have valuables in a safe deposit box? Better check it. It never occurred to me that this could happen.
Post by QuickSilver on Jan 22, 2020 9:10:40 GMT -5
I had one years ago, because just about everyone did.. But now we have a home safe for important papers... I never understood why women kept their good jewelry locked up in a bank... My feeling is that if you have nice diamonds.. wear the damn things and enjoy them. I have mine insured through a rider on my homeowners policy if something happens.
Unless I win the lottery I don't need a safe lol Mine would be full of Moolah ha ha Really though, my soft heart wouldn't be able to hang on to money without sharing. I have huge massive plans IF I do win the largest lottery ever. No one and I do mean NO ONE would go hungry.
My lock box just holds renters insurance papers, Mom's, Dads, and My birth certificates,,, Mom and Dads death certificates, a couple worthless trinkets from Moms bedroom shelf. A couple pictures, and Dads Purple Heart, though he should have received several. Plus his ribbons, medals and silver cross. Those I plan on displaying in a case with his Flag at some point. Then I'll take his Honorable discharge hanging on my bedroom wall and add that to the location, where ever it may be. I do have a plaque of Dads. I remember it hanging on the dining room wall at Grammy C's as a child. Time has not been good to the writing. Can barely read, PFC Edward E Chaffee
Company F 7th Infantry 3rd Brigade ( 3rd Brigade barely legible )
I have made it to almost 82 and never chose to have a safe or box and don't have a life style that contains valuables. I sold all my gold jewelry except for 2 pair earrings about 10 yrs, I needed the money and not the jewelry...also gave my daughter some of the money. I own nothing of great value and neither did my parents...simple modest people and have what we need.
I had a silver collection and gave it all to my grandson recently. Why wait until I'm gone...is my thinking. And for important papers which I have so few, birth certificate I keep it in a cookie tin in freezer. I don't pay banksters more than I have to. Pink slip is gone since I sold my last auto. I keep it simple...
Our safe deposit box is for papers such as the Estate Papers, Will, original marriage certs, birth certs, ... things that my son can go get if he needs them without scrounging through the house. All tidy in one place for him. I have copies at home too, but in an obscure place.
My MIL kept a LOT of cash in hers, it remained safe.
It is pretty hard to get into a safe deposit box as the owner has one key to open it and the bank has the other. It is a two key system with cameras to take pics of the person signing in and out. Curious.