I attempted to sign up for an account at Treasury Direct. Apparently they couldn't validate who I was based on the Address, Bank Account Number, Bank Routing Number, Social Security number, AND State issued ID. SO They sent me form 5444 to fill out and return.
Near the bottom of the form it clearly says
"ACCEPTABLE CERTIFICATIONS: Financial institution’s official seal or stamp (such as corporate seal, signature guaranteed stamp, or medallion stamp). (Notary certification is NOT acceptable.)"
So what do I do? I go to a bank to which I have a history with and asked them to medallion me. Their response you ask?
"We don't just hand out medallion stamps. You need to be transferring stocks or something in order to get that. We don't medallion forms for Identification"
So I called my primary bank USAA (Which has no brick or mortar locations in my state) and spoke to checking, who had no clue what I was talking about then investments, who tried to sell me things (not T-bills though).
SO, my questions to you:
- Has anyone else had this issue?
- How have you fixed this issue?