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Dress Code to Reduce Bank Robbery

News Flash: Dress Code For Bank Customers

A certain state's Bankers Association has rolled out a new dress code for bank customers. While the rules are optional, banks are encouraged to comply as the program has worked for other states suffering from high rates of bank robbery.


News Flash: Dress Code For Bank Customers

Which state recently rolled out a dress code for bank users?

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kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
I kind of like the idea. It sort of reminds me of times (call me old fashioned) when folks dressed up more, or the general dress was less slutty casual and more business casual. Also, I often get kind of creeped out at the bank when I see someone who is sort of shady looking. I only go to the bank to pay my rent which means I'm carrying $1000 cash on me and I'd like it if I at least had the ILLUSION of safer surroundings.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
our bank (ca) has a sign on the door that says something like "for your safety and piece of mind please remove sunglasses and hats and turn off cell phones before entering". seems reasonable.
emalove emalove 9 years
I don't usually go to the bank, as I have direct deposit and usually use online banking, but the last time I was at mine, I seem to remember seeing a sign asking customers to remove their hats.
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
I just assumed that all banks had a sign that said please remove anything covering your face like mine does. I wouldn't think twice about it becoming a law.
kaenai kaenai 9 years
Hell, yeah! I'm all in favor of having the absolute smallest of my civil liberties trampled on - makes it easier to take when the really important rights go down the drain.
laurel9894 laurel9894 9 years
yay ;)
chancleta chancleta 9 years
'nother Floridian here! it sounds crazy but if it helps fight crime i'm ok with just means no hiding your face ya know?
hollister-chick hollister-chick 9 years
i just guessed and got it wrong
alethia037 alethia037 9 years
I live in FL too and haven't heard anything about it... but really, how often is it even necessary to wear a hoodie in such a warm state? And who wears sunglasses inside anyways? I think it is a simple way to hopefully lessen robberies.
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 9 years
I don't have an issue with this.
lms lms 9 years
I live in FL and got it wrong. I haven't seen anything about it on the news.
rosey_y rosey_y 9 years
I don't think it's a big deal. Who wears hats, hoods and sunglasses inside anyway? Plus it's optional. "Responding to a more than one-third hike in bank robbery..." Obviously existing security measures (guards, cameras etc) aren't enough of a deterrent. "It has worked in other states. Missouri, for example, reportedly saw a 47 percent drop in bank heists after adopting it in 2002." A 47% drop is HUGE. You're not just talking money here, but the people who are spared the trauma and possible injury/death of being caught in a bank robbery. I'd say it's justified. The fact that it's optional means that people who were head garments or coverings for religious reasons won't have to take them off.
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
Wait, so you shouldn't wear like... hoodies or scarves in the bank?! I mean it's just voluntary so its alright, but that's not necessarily sensible. For example, sunglasses in Florida! Who wouldn't wear sunglasses in Florida? That seems a bit silly.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Yupp I guessed right...
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
Excuse me what? Did I just understand this correctly? A bank, a company that I pay that provides me a service for a fee. In most cases provides me with limited to poor service for the fee I am charged, is going to decide whether or not they can provide me further service based on my apparel? And at the encouragement of their banker's association? I think not. Someone needs to smack these folk back into the real world and out of the matrix. If Wells Fargo pulled this in CA, I would pull every penny from their institution and stuff my money in my mattress. I don't need or have credit cards and I certainly could figure out a way not to have a bank account again.
bythesea bythesea 9 years
I knew it was Florida because thats where I live! It's been on the news
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