As the hearing livestreams online and airs on television, the person in costume can occasionally be seen over Smith's shoulder wearing a top hat and fake, long white mustache, parodying the way companies like Equifax profit off of their treatment of consumers.
The group Public Citizen claimed responsibility for the subtle photobombing protest.
No word on whether Pennybags plans to attend the rest of them. "Now go collect $200". To make her point come across even more, she also handed "get out of jail free" cards around the building before and after the hearing.
"Make no mistake: Arbitration is a rigged game, one that the bank almost always wins", Werner told the outlet. "Shockingly, the average consumer forced to arbitrate with Wells Fargo was ordered to pay the bank almost $11,000". In response to this abusive practice, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finalized a rule allowing consumers to join together in class actions to challenge wrongdoing in court. The Senate has until early November to act.
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While witnessing a mustachioed character come to life in our nation's capital seems silly, CNBC notes that the peaceful protester, Amanda Werner of Americans for Financial Reform and Public Citizen, did it to draw attention to unfair arbitration clauses. Please contact David Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 588-7742 to speak with an expert.
While Richard Smith spoke to the Senate Banking Committee, a protestor dressed as Rich Uncle Pennybags (commonly called the "Monopoly man"), the mascot of the popular board game, sat just a few rows behind him, behatted and wielding a monocle.
The Monopoly man poses with the swamp monster.