Santander violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act which compels lenders to seek court approval before repossessing the assets of active duty soldiers. The law is designed to make sure soldiers don’t return from active duty to find their homes foreclosed or cars repossessed.
A Department of Justice investigation into Santander revealed a pattern of abuse described as “intentional, willful, and taken in disregard for the rights of servicemembers.”
The ugly reality of Santander’s treatment of veterans could dampen Uber’s effort to recruit 50,000 drivers called UberMILITARY.
When you attempt to use veterans for PR purposes—and screw them at the same time—people, governments and even political leaders get seriously pissed off.